Unpack your API toolkit with this guide to SAP API Management. Learn how to use the API Designer to create enterprise APIs and discover how to manage their lifecycle. Walk through key processes that optimize your APIs and keep them running smoothly: traffic management, mediation, security, and monetization. Get expert guidance on building applications, generating integration flows, and running analytics. Master API management from end to end In this book, you'll learn about: a. API Lifecycle Walk through API management from end to end: design, management, consumption, and more. Understand how components such as the Developer Portal and API Gateway support the API lifecycle. b. Key Processes Make the most of your APIs. See how to monitor traffic; perform message transformation, parsing, and validation; handle API security threats; and monetize API products. c. Consumption and Analytics Get your APIs working for you. Learn how to consume APIs in SAP Fiori apps, mobile apps built with SAP Mobile Services, and more. Then, analyze API consumption to gain insight into usage trends and performance. Highlights Include: 1) Architecture 2) End-to-end lifecycle 3) Design and development 4) Traffic management 5) Mediation 6) Security 7) Monetization 8) Consumption 9) Enterprise integration 10) Analytics 11) SAP API Business Hub
Bring your cloud and on-premise applications together with SAP Cloud Platform Integration! Learn how to integrate processes and data in your system, step-by-step, by developing and configuring integration flows in the Cloud Foundry and Neo environments. Explore prepackaged integration content in the integration content catalog, debug and secure integration projects, enable B2B integration, develop custom adapters, and more. With this guide, master SAP Cloud Platform Integration! a. Fundamentals Find out how SAP Cloud Platform Integration fits into SAP's cloud strategy. Whether you're in the Cloud Foundry or Neo environment, explore its architecture and tools, and learn how to run your first integration flow. b. Integration Development Using prepackaged integration content? Developing custom integrations? Either way, this guide has you covered with step-by-step instructions and screenshots. Master the SAP Cloud Platform Integration runtime, including processes like debugging and error handling. c. Updated and Expanded Revised to include new SAP Cloud Platform Integration features including open connectors, ELSTER integration, AMQP and JMS adapters, integration flow processing simulation, and how to use the service on both Cloud Foundry and Neo. 1) Integration flows 2) Integration content catalog 3) Modeling synchronous and asynchronous scenarios 4) Debugging 5) Security 6) B2B integration 7) Root cause analysis 8) Web UI 9) Message mappings 10) SAP API Management
SAP is a market leader in enterprise business application software. SAP solutions provide a rich set of composable application modules, and configurable functional capabilities that are expected from a comprehensive enterprise business application software suite. In most cases, companies that adopt SAP software remain heterogeneous enterprises running both SAP and non-SAP systems to support their business processes. Regardless of the specific scenario, in heterogeneous enterprises most SAP implementations must be integrated with a variety of non-SAP enterprise systems: Portals Messaging infrastructure Business process management (BPM) tools Enterprise Content Management (ECM) methods and tools Business analytics (BA) and business intelligence (BI) technologies Security Systems of record Systems of engagement The tooling included with SAP software addresses many needs for creating SAP-centric environments. However, the classic approach to implementing SAP functionality generally leaves the business with a rigid solution that is difficult and expensive to change and enhance. When SAP software is used in a large, heterogeneous enterprise environment, SAP clients face the dilemma of selecting the correct set of tools and platforms to implement SAP functionality, and to integrate the SAP solutions with non-SAP systems. This IBM® Redbooks® publication explains the value of integrating IBM software with SAP solutions. It describes how to enhance and extend pre-built capabilities in SAP software with best-in-class IBM enterprise software, enabling clients to maximize return on investment (ROI) in their SAP investment and achieve a balanced enterprise architecture approach. This book describes IBM Reference Architecture for SAP, a prescriptive blueprint for using IBM software in SAP solutions. The reference architecture is focused on defining the use of IBM software with SAP, and is not intended to address the internal aspects of SAP components. The chapters of this book provide a specific reference architecture for many of the architectural domains that are each important for a large enterprise to establish common strategy, efficiency, and balance. The majority of the most important architectural domain topics, such as integration, process optimization, master data management, mobile access, Enterprise Content Management, business intelligence, DevOps, security, systems monitoring, and so on, are covered in the book. However, there are several other architectural domains which are not included in the book. This is not to imply that these other architectural domains are not important or are less important, or that IBM does not offer a solution to address them. It is only reflective of time constraints, available resources, and the complexity of assembling a book on an extremely broad topic. Although more content could have been added, the authors feel confident that the scope of architectural material that has been included should provide organizations with a fantastic head start in defining their own enterprise reference architecture for many of the important architectural domains, and it is hoped that this book provides great value to those reading it. This IBM Redbooks publication is targeted to the following audiences: Client decision makers and solution architects leading enterprise transformation projects and wanting to gain further insight so that they can benefit from the integration of IBM software in large-scale SAP projects. IT architects and consultants integrating IBM technology with SAP solutions.
IBM® Hybrid Integration Services is a set of hybrid cloud capabilities in IBM BluemixTM that allows businesses to innovate rapidly while, at the same time, providing IT control and visibility. It allows customers to quickly and easily build and operate systems that mix data and application programming interfaces (APIs) from a wide variety of sources, whether they reside on-premises or in the cloud. In many cases, you want to expose your IT assets from your private cloud as APIs and at the same time have best overall manageability and control of who uses your assets and how. Bluemix provides a set of services such as Secure Gateway, API Management, Connect and Compose, DataWorks, and API Catalog, which enable Hybrid Cloud Integration capabilities. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides preferred practices around developing cloud solutions using these Hybrid Integration Services that help you maintain data consistency, manageability, and security for critical transactions.
"This book is the definitive guide for SAP NetWeaver BI professionals. Based on their extraordinary expertise with the product, the authors provide deep insights about key innovations in the areas of user experience, query performance, integrated planning, and enterprise-wide data warehousing." —Stefan Sigg, Vice President, SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence The long-anticipated publication of this second edition reflects the growing success of SAP NetWeaver as well as the various Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities that are embedded with SAP BW version 7.0. Written by SAP insiders, this comprehensive guide takes into account the ever-changing features, functionality, and toolsets of SAP NetWeaver to bring you the most updated information on how to use SAP BW to design, build, deploy, populate, access, analyze, present, and administer data. You'll discover the options that are available in SAP NetWeaver and uncover a new means to improve business performance. This book reflects the process an organization goes through during an implementation of the software. The authors begin with an introduction to BI and SAP NetWeaver and quickly progress to information modeling and enterprise data warehouse concepts. You'll learn how to access and deliver meaningful analytic information to the organization, as well as perform integrated planning functions. Finally, the authors share invaluable insight on warehouse administration, performance, and security. With more than 50 percent new or revised material, this second edition of Mastering the SAP Business Information Warehouse shows you how to: Extract data from online transaction processing systems Store transformed data in a way that best supports reporting and analysis Use the various Business Explorer tools such as BEx Report Designer, BEx Analyzer, BEx Broadcaster, and BEx Web Application Designer Schedule, monitor, troubleshoot, and archive data loads The companion Web site contains sample chapters in Wiki format and the authors' blog where readers may enter discussions about the book and SAP. Wiley Technology Publishing Timely. Practical. Reliable. Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/ Visit the companion Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/mcdonald The companion Web site contains the sample code presented in the text of the book, plus implementation templates.
A hybrid cloud is considered as the integration of multiple clouds that are aligned to the unique characteristics of different system types. IBM® defines a hybrid cloud as a secure cloud computing environment that uses services from two or more sources, such as a private cloud, public cloud, or traditional IT sources. A hybrid cloud transforms roles throughout the organization and allows business leaders and developers to innovate efficiently and faster. Applications that are built around a hybrid cloud infrastructure typically revolve around at least one of the following pillars of hybrid integration: API-centric applications Data-centric applications Event-centric applications This IBM Redbooks® Solution Guide describes Bluemix® integration services and how to use them to connect Bluemix applications to on-premise systems.
In order to make strategy happen there is a need for powerful management information systems. SAP focuses on the application of modern business administration concepts, e.g. Value Based Management, the Balanced Scorecard, the Management Cockpit or flexible planning methods. The book describes the methodology and implementation of a powerful tool for enterprise management. Practical examples show how SAP Strategic Enterprise Management/Business Analytics (SAP SEM/BA) can help to improve cross functional planning, reporting and analyzing. SAP SEM/BA is a leading edge IT-solution for top management and related departments in large enterprises and groups. It demonstrates the state of the art of modern management information and decision support systems.
ABAP/4 (Computer program language) by Jonathon Blain
SAP is one of today's hottest client/server systems. Now, one of the top SAP consultants in the U.S. presents advice on moving to the SAP system and shows what companies have to gain from redesigning their business models to the SAP. Readers learn how to implement the individual modules of the SAP system, and more.
If you are responsible for the administration of an SAP R/3 system, or would like to know more about it, this book will show you how to exploit the potential of the R/3 system to maximum effect. SAP R/3 Administration provides a detailed explanation of the technological basis and the development environment of the R/3 system and practical guidance on performance tuning the R/3 system. This book provides detailed coverage of the organization and operation of the R/3 system and the transport system that monitors, coordinates and logs access to system data. It explains the fundamentals of ABAP/4, the programming language at the heart of the SAP R/3 system, and shows how to program simple reports and understand ABAP/4 programs. With this book you will learn how to: monitor and maintain a live R/3 syste understand different types of R/3 system, exchange objects between these systems and control modifications to the use use the CCMS (computer center management system) to observe R/3 operation and evaluate and avoid potential problems early on. The authors have drawn on their own considerable experience in customer support to provide this comprehensive, practical guide to the administration and performance tuning of the SAP R/3 system. While you do not have to have any prior knowledge of the R/3 system to read this book, it is assumed that you will have some previous experience of relational database management systems and SQL. An accompanying disk contains R/3 transport data for the examples featured in the book and is described in Appendix G.
As half of the client/server applications are expected to migrate to Three-Tier Client/Server over the next year, this book shows companies looking to do so how other businesses have used Three-Tier technology in large applications. Consisting of ten case studies from ten different industries, this book shows how these companies use Three-Tier and reveals their strategies for migration and their mistakes to avoid.
Provides an overview to the exam's topics, including a "Need to Know" list that identifies areas that must be understood in-depth. Includes exercises that can be performed, usually with a small test BW server. Contains practice test questions that assess the readers knowledge of the current exam topics. Serves as a complement to the classroom training provided by SAP.
"Artful Making" offers the first proven, research-based framework for engineering ingenuity and innovation. This book is the result of a multi-year collaboration between Harvard Business School professor Robert Austin and leading theatre director and playwright Lee Devin. Together, they demonstrate striking structural similarities between theatre artistry and production and today's business projects--and show how collaborative artists have mastered the art of delivering innovation "on cue," on immovable deadlines and budgets. These methods are neither mysterious nor flaky: they are rigorous, precise, and--with this book's help--absolutely learnable and reproducible. They rely on cheap and rapid iteration rather than on intensive up-front planning, and with the help of today's enabling technologies, they can be applied in virtually any environment with knowledge-based outputs. Moreover, they provide an overarching framework for leveraging the full benefits of today's leading techniques for promoting flexibility and innovation, from agile development to real options.
In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we give an overview of different data management topics related to a typical SAP® data center. The intrinsic functionality of SAP is not designed to completely handle all the tasks of a data center by itself, but the SAP system offers several interface possibilities to attach external tools to it to accomplish this task We explain SAP basic concepts and the issues with SAP data management. We introduce Tivoli® Storage Manager and all of its products that are related to SAP data management. We provide some comparison between database backup and recovery tools. Finally, we discuss data archiving using IBM DB2® CommonStore for SAP, and discuss high availability requirements and disaster recovery considerations. The second part of this book discusses a practical implementation of SAP backup and recovery with Tivoli Storage Manager. We implement this setup on two separate SAP systems: one running DB2 and the other running Oracle® database. We also implement LAN-free backup and FlashCopy® scenarios. In the sample implementation section, we show many different tasks, such as backup and restore, database recovery, backup monitoring, and tuning. We also cover some advanced backup/availability considerations, such as split mirror backup and standby databases. This book helps individuals that operate an SAP environment to devise a strategy for a sound and comprehensive data backup solution using the IBM Tivoli Storage Management product family.
The first authoritative guide to the R/3 system, this book addresses the issues involved in implementing the R/3 system. It provides an overview of the architecture of R/3, the uses of R/3, application development with R/3, and concludes with a practical discussion on implementing the system.
"SAP Business One" provides a compact overview of this newest member of the SAP family. Its primary focus reflects on the modelling of business processes based on two concrete examples from the industry. This book provides not only theoretical, but also practical, instruction for the efficient use of SAP Business One. The model companies provide real-world examples from running applications. This book serves as a comprehensive reference both during and after the implementation process.
Build enterprise-grade microservices in the SAP HANA Advanced Model (XSA). This book explains building scalable APIs in XSA and the benefits of building microservices with SAP HANA XSA. This book covers the cloud foundry (CF) architecture and how SAP HANA XSA follows the model. It begins with the details of the different architectural layers of applications hosted in XSA (specifically, microservices). Everything you need to know is presented, including analyzing requests, modularization, database ingestion, building JSON responses, and scaling your microservices. You will learn to use developmental tools such as the SAP WEB IDE, POSTMAN, and the SAP HANA Cockpit for XSA, including debugging examples on SAP HANA XSA with code snippets showing how microservices can be developed, debugged, scaled, and deployed on SAP HANA XSA. Microservices are divided into security and authentication, request handling, modularization of Node.js, and interaction with the SAP HANA database containers and response formatting. An end-to-end scenario is presented of a Node.js REST API that uses HTTP methods, concluding with deploying an SAP HANA XSA project to a production environment. This book is simple enough to help you implement a Node.js module in order to understand the development of microservices, and complex enough for architects to design their next business-ready solution integrating UAA security, application modularization, and an end-to-end REST API on SAP HANA XSA. What You Will Learn Know the definition and architecture of cloud foundry and its application on SAP HANA XSA Understand REST principles and different HTTP methods Explore microservices (Node.js) development Database interaction from Node (executing SQL statements and stored procedures) Who This Book Is For Architects designing business-ready solutions that integrate UAA security, application modularization, and an end-to-end REST API on SAP HANA XSA