Oct 10, 2011

ABAP on Steroids: practical use of parallel processing

SAP Network Blog: ABAP on Steroids: practical use of parallel processing

Link : http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/26775

We've all been there, in the trenches, struggling with that long-running ABAP report that seemingly takes hours to complete. Year-end reporting, Financial analysis, Sales reports... you've exhausted the options of using alternative indexes for BSEG (BSIK, BSID, other BS* tables), the customer is screaming at the top of his lungs, but no matter what you do, that darned report just takes too long. And you haven't even released it to Q yet...


Parallel processing is not a new concept, but one that is regularly overlooked when it comes to increasing ABAP performance. Why?

Your SAP system will (normally) have more than one process available at any given time. Still, most of us insist on using just one of them. This is a bit like a manufacturer relying on only one truck to bring the products from his plant to the shopping malls, when there's a whole fleet of trucks just standing by!

Not only that, but most SAP systems spans more than one application server, each with a range of (hopefully) available processes. So, what are we waiting for?

So Read more on the blog.

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