HiT Supports SAP HANA with Data Replication Tool
December 3, 2013 Alex Woodie
The growth of big data systems is driving big demand these days for HiT Software, the BackOffice Associates subsidiary that has made a living making database access products. Last month, HiT bolstered its data replication tool, DBMoto, with the capability to move data into SAP HANA.
SAP designed its HANA database to house and run operational and analytic workloads at the same time. The idea is that HANA would not only serve as the main in-memory database for operational functions, such as ERP, CRM, and financials, but would also serve analytic needs, such as ad hoc reporting.
However, not all the data necessary for analytic workloads will originate within the SAP environment. Therefore, HANA customers often need the capability to pull in data from other systems. This is where HiT and DBMoto comes into play.
DBMoto is HiT’s flagship data replication and change data capture (CDC) software that acts as a bridge between traditional relational data sources, such as DB2, Oracle, and SQL Server, and new database types, such as NoSQL databases and column-oriented data stores, that are surging in popularity for the unique properties they can bring to bear on big data sets and workloads.
Over the last couple years, HiT has bolstered DBMoto with support for IBM Netezza, HP Vertica, ActianVectorwise, EMC Greenplum, and Teradata‘s eponymous data warehouse. With the launch of DBMoto version 8.1 in November, the San Jose, California, company added support for SAP HANA.
HiT says DBMoto will allow SAP shops to update HANA with outside data in a fraction of the time it would take other tools. “Our focus on making business-ready data available to data migration and data governance projects running on SAP HANA is greatly enhanced through the use of DBMoto’s fast data updates,” says Rex Ahlstrom, BackOffice Associates’ chief strategy officer, in a press release.