SAP is designed to process structured data from relational databases, both SAP and non-SAP, and applications and other systems rapidly. It is capable of using three styles of data replication depending on the source of the data – log-based, ETL-based and trigger-based. The relocated structured data is stored directly in memory. Because of this, data can be accessed quickly in real time by the applications that use SAP .

SAP supports various use cases for real-time analytics. Some examples include:

  • Monitoring and optimization of telecommunications network
  • Supply chain and retail optimization
  • Fraud detection and security
  • Forecasting and profitability reporting
  • Energy use optimization and monitoring