SAP is without a doubt one of the best ecosystems to run and operate applications over the cloud. For one, it automates most of the backend operations with ease, and secondly, it streamlines all of the activities enhancing productivity and adding to the overall efficiency.
Now, it is not only the solution that is accountable for its widespread adoption. As a community, SAP rolls out new features and updates to keep the entire system robust and secure. One such tool released by the organization is SLT. This article is primarily designed to help you understand the specifics of SLT, advantages, and overall architecture. Without much ado, let’s get deep into the same.
SLT stands for SAP Landscape Transformation Replication Server. In simple terms, it is regarded as the ideal solution in terms of replication of real-time data. The solution is meant for the SAP HANA customers and allows developers to source data from SAP ERP or even the non SAP system directly to the SAP HANA infrastructure. While some consider SLT to be an ETL tool and it is in fact one that helps the first load and later replicates the same in real-time.
When it comes to installing the solution, it could either be a core ECC system or even a separate system. SLT adopts a trigger-driven mechanism to initiate data transfer from the source to the target device. What’s more fascinating here is that the solution allows you to schedule the transfer, if not done in real-time.
SLT has a replication server that is responsible for responding to triggers and similar requests. An RFC connection is set up between the ECC transaction system and the SAP HANA DB which then responds to the trigger request
Wondering what are the advantages of using the SLT system?
There are an array of things that make the solution an effective one. To help you understand better, here we outline the top advantages of the SLT SAP solution.
While the above was the mainstream benefits of the solution, there is more to the technology.
Getting deeper into the concept of SLT, we now discuss the architecture existing between the SAP HANA and the SAP solution. Developers and engineers can effectively transform the metadata table definitions to SAP HANA using the SAP SLT Replication Server.
With respect to the source SAP infrastructure, the connection made with SLT bear the following features:
The SAP SLT Server can also automatically set up the database connectivity with SAP HANA (when a new configuration is done using the transaction LTR). Here, you aren’t required to follow the manual process for the same.
A fascinating thing about the tool is that it isn’t just meant for the replication of data from the SAP system to SAP HANA but also extends to the non SAP to SAP HANA.
Similar to the above, developers and engineers can effectively transform the metadata table definitions to SAP HANA from a non SAP system.
Having said that, if you aren’t sure if you could implement the solution all by yourself and seeking expert support, Stridely Solutions is happy to help. We are a team of SAP experts helping organizations and industries alike to move their enterprise data to the SAP HANA infrastructure.
Whether you are just starting or in the middle of the transformation, our experts are happy to help. Stridely Solutions has years of experience in working over cloud solutions and has helped multiple organizations migrate and replicate their data without any obstruction. For detailed information, contact our team.