Join Me for SAP BOBJ SaaS Universes at SABOUC

Join Me for SAP BOBJ SaaS Universes at SABOUC

September 10, 2015 0 Comments

Join Sumit Sarkar at the ASUG SAP Analytics and BusinessObjects Conference next week for his session on real-time cloud connectivity from SAP BusinessObjects SaaS Universes.

My job has me on the road a lot, meeting with developers and decision makers about all the great new things happening in the world of data connectivity. Recently, this has meant spreading the word about SAP data connectivity for business intelligence.

This year’s tour started with a session at IBIS 2015 in Carlsbad, CA on Cloud Data Sources for Business Objects and a virtual stop with the SAP Lumira community to talk about Cloud Data Sources for SAP Lumira.

Next Stop, Better BI

My next stop will be next week at the ASUG SAP Analytics and BusinessObjects Conference in Austin, Texas. While there, I’ll be hosting a session covering real-time connectivity from SAP BusinessObjects Universes to cloud data sources, including:

  • Salesforce
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud (Eloqua)
  • Oracle Service Cloud (RightNow)
  • Marketo
  • Google Analytics
  • Netsuite
  • ServiceNow
  • Veeva CRM
  • Amazon Redshift
  • SQL Server Azure

The discussion will include best practices, common “gotchas” and how to leverage existing skills and infrastructure to consume cloud data and establish your group as thought leaders and experts on disruptive technology.

Architecture of a SAP BusinessObjects Cloud Universe

Architecture of a SAP BusinessObjects Cloud Universe

Part of the session will also cover connectivity using Progress DataDirect ODBC and JDBC connectors. Progress Data Direct is the trusted name for data connectivity across relational, Big Data, NewSQL and cloud data sources, and our connectors are already embedded in popular SAP Business Intelligence tools, as well as being available commercially.

See You There!

You can find the full details below, and sign up to attend at the conference session catalog. I’m really excited to bring you this information, and I hope to see you there!

Session Details

Real-Time SAP BusinessObjects Universe to Cloud Data Sources

Tuesday 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Room 16B


The explosion of cloud data sources such as, Google Analytics, Marketo, Eloqua, etc. are disrupting BI infrastructure, and business sponsors are turning to one-off BI solutions further fragmenting reporting capabilities. Learn best practices and common gotchas for SAP BusinessObjects shops looking to establish robust connectivity from Single or Multi Source Universes to cloud data, and take back control of future BI projects. With the Universe, learn how to create a direct and real-time connection to all business systems across the enterprise and in the cloud. Leverage existing skills and infrastructure to consume cloud data and establish your group as the thought leader on cloud data sources. The discussion is focused on cloud connectivity achieved with ODBC3 relational sources with third-party ODBC drivers from leading vendors in the space.

Learning Points

  • How to build a real-time Universe for cloud data
  • Be the thought leader on cloud data sources and other disruptive technologies


  • Introduction to SAP BusinessObjects SaaS Universes
  • Architecture Options for SaaS Universes
  • Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Sumit Sakar

Sumit Sarkar

Sumit Sarkar is a Chief Data Evangelist at Progress, with over 10 years experience working in the data connectivity field. The world's leading consultant on open data standards connectivity with cloud data, Sumit's interests include performance tuning of the data access layer for which he has developed a patent pending technology for its analysis; business intelligence and data warehousing for SaaS platforms; and data connectivity for aPaaS environments, with a focus on standards such as ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET and ODATA. He is an IBM Certified Consultant for IBM Cognos Business Intelligence and TDWI member. He has presented sessions on data connectivity at various conferences including Dreamforce, Oracle OpenWorld, Strata Hadoop, MongoDB World and SAP Analytics and Business Objects Conference, among many others. 

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