Troubleshooting SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse Query Performance Issues

Published: 14 Oct 2016
Last Modified Date: 19 Jan 2019


How to troubleshoot SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse poor query performance issues.


  • Tableau Desktop
  • SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse


If your Query performance is poor, some contributing factors may include the following:
  • The size and power of the hardware supporting the BW instance is insufficient.
  • The system is not well-tuned. For example, the right indexes are not defined.
  • The data model is not optimal. For example, are you connecting to a very large InfoCube with 100+ million records, or a smaller object?
  • There other operations happening on the system. For example, are there frequent data loads/refreshes happening?
  • Is your company leveraging the BW Accelerator or SAP HANA? Those products are known to significantly improve system performance.
  • The performance you experience in Tableau should not be significantly different from other tools. Tableau recommends working with your SAP BW administrator to identify potential improvements that can be made to benefit your overall experience.
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