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SAP Data Services 4.x Cookbook

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SAP Data Services 4.x Cookbook

Overview of this book

Want to cost effectively deliver trusted information to all of your crucial business functions? SAP Data Services delivers one enterprise-class solution for data integration, data quality, data profiling, and text data processing. It boosts productivity with a single solution for data quality and data integration. SAP Data Services also enables you to move, improve, govern, and unlock big data. This book will lead you through the SAP Data Services environment to efficiently develop ETL processes. To begin with, you’ll learn to install, configure, and prepare the ETL development environment. You will get familiarized with the concepts of developing ETL processes with SAP Data Services. Starting from smallest unit of work- the data flow, the chapters will lead you to the highest organizational unit—the Data Services job, revealing the advanced techniques of ETL design. You will learn to import XML files by creating and implementing real-time jobs. It will then guide you through the ETL development patterns that enable the most effective performance when extracting, transforming, and loading data. You will also find out how to create validation functions and transforms. Finally, the book will show you the benefits of data quality management with the help of another SAP solution—Information Steward.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
SAP Data Services 4.x Cookbook
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The same thing that makes SAP Data Services a great ETL development environment makes it quite not a trivial one to install and configure. Here though, you have to remember that Data Services is an enterprise class ETL solution that is able to solve the most complex ETL tasks.

See the following image for a very high-level Data Services architecture view. Data Services has two basic groups of components: client tools and server-based components:

Client tools include the following (there are more, but we mention the ones most often used):

  • The Designer tool: This is the client-based main GUI application for ETL development

  • Repository Manager: This is a client-based GUI application for Data Services to create, configure, and upgrade Data Services repositories

The main server-based components include the following ones:

  • IPS Services: This is used for user authentication, system configuration storage, and internal metadata management

  • Job Server: This is a core engine service that executes...