Written by Poonam ChandersyTechnical Content Writer
SAP HANA is an essential component of SAP’s global strategy. It features a column-based in-memory database that you can deploy locally or in the cloud.
Today, all the latest versions of SAP products depend on SAP HANA to deliver high performance, productivity, and reliability.
Therefore, businesses need to move their existing databases to SAP Commerce Cloud to accelerate their presence and boost ROI. Read this blog to learn the different SAP data migration tools and other vital requisites of migration.
The Commerce Migration Toolkit is an official code template brought out by SAP to enable users to move the SAP Commerce, installed on-premises to an SAP Commerce Cloud hosted on public infrastructure. The toolkit offers self-service capabilities to the users by deploying Media Migration using AzCopy. Once you install the CMT, an intuitive interface pops up as an element of the SAP Commerce Administration Console (hAC), enabling users to launch and accomplish the database migration in a few clicks.
The Commerce Migration Toolkit includes a bundle of SAP Commerce extensions. Users must install them in the SAP Commerce Cloud on a public infrastructure subscription to leverage the native VPN feature of the SAP Cloud Portal and establish safe connectivity between the on-premises installation and SAP Commerce Cloud instance.
The CMT has a simple architecture that ensures transparency of all executed operations and gives real-time reporting to track the data migration status. The business data is moved in like-for-like manner, one instance at a time.
The SAP HANA database migration involves the following steps:
Install and connect your source and target environments securely
Select and configure the SAP system environment you want to migrate
Verify database schema compatibility to ensure an efficient data migration
Run and monitor data migration and migrate the media with the help of AzCopy
Confirm the migrated data and proceed to the next environment
Enhances communication and collaboration between the users and partners
Improves planning and forecasting
Consider the following points for migrating SAP ERP to SAP HANA:
Organizations engage with SAP ERP using SAP user interface or through the services provided by SAP data migration tools. Different processes are disrupted during migration. Therefore, it is important to assess the business processes and identify if they are in use or not. Also, mark the ones that need to be:
Seek advice and assistance from users and professionals to reduce risks and loss of productivity.
Businesses must decide if they need to move to an on-premises or cloud platform while migrating to SAP HANA. Deploying in the cloud offers the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, a private cloud service that includes an SAP HANA software license, cloud infrastructure, and a bunch of SAP cloud services.
If the on-site deployment is selected, certified SAP HANA devices are required that can be installed by SAP affiliate companies. Post-installation, businesses can take advantage of the computing capabilities of SAP HANA memory platform.
The SAP software is integrated with other systems in an organization. Any inadequacy can result in the disruption of business processes. Thus, it is mandatory to include the complete environment, SAP and integrated or dependent systems during the migration test. The best way is to use test automation to simulate the application program interfaces that allow interaction between the technologies and protocols used in the environment. It is wise to discover the glitches and fix them before migration.
Segregate the system into small modules and deploy them early to reduce risks and get immediate feedback. Make sure the old system is readily available during migration so that users can access the features that haven’t been moved to the new system.
This is the right time to migrate your existing SAP database to SAP Commerce Cloud to ensure your business runs smoothly. Royal Cyber is a gold-certified and trusted SAP Commerce Cloud advisor with a team of certified experts who can help to go to market faster with secure solutions. We conduct an initial assessment of the existing processes, do a fit-gap analysis, and provide recommendations based on the report. Reach out to us to know how we can help align your SAP migration strategy.