Data
Connections

 

Connect your on-premise and cloud data sources to SAP Analytics Cloud.

 

Connect Securely to Your Data

 
Whether your data is stored in spreadsheets, on-premise databases, cloud databases, or a combination of all three, you'll be able to analyze it with SAP Analytics Cloud.

Connecting to your data is the first step in getting a clear picture of your enterprise; resulting in streamlined processes and data-driven decision making.

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Connection Types

Live Data Connections
  • Are available for cloud and on-premise data sources
  • Do not replicate your data in SAP Analytics Cloud
  • Use existing data models for analysis
  • Update your data visualizations and stories with new data in real-time
Import Data Connections
  • Are available for cloud and on-premise data sources
  • Replicate data within SAP Analytics Cloud
  • Create new data models through the SAP Analytics Cloud Modeler
  • Update your data visualizations and stories when refreshed

EXPLORE YOUR CONNECTION OPTIONS

Depending on your environment, there are different requirements to establish both live and import data connections to SAP Analytics Cloud.

We recommend creating your live data connections using a ‘Direct’ connection type (a.k.a. CORS – Cross-Origin Resource Sharing). Direct connectivity is a simple approach as it doesn’t require any additional hardware, is easy to setup, and provides superior performance.

Expand the matrices below for more details on how to achieve connections with your individual scenario. Check the system requirements and technical prerequisites for your specific data sources.

On-premise Data Source

Import Data Connection

Cloud Data Sources

Import Data Connection

SAP BW, SAP Universe -
On-premise

Live Data Connection

SAP HANA, SAP S/4 HANA -
On-premise, Cloud

Live Data Connection

CONNECTION GUIDES

 

Choose your connection type below to access a Learning Track that will assist with the setup. Make sure to check the system requirements and technical prerequisites for each data source connection. For more information on Live Data connectivity please refer to the SAP Analytics Cloud Connectivity Guidelines Wiki.

Get Connected

 
Check out the connection guide for detailed step-by-step instructions on connecting data sources to SAP Analytics Cloud.
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