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SAP Data Services 4.x Cookbook by Ivan Shomnikov

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Installing and configuring Information Platform Services

The Information Platform Services (IPS) product package was added as a component into the Data Services bundle starting from the Data Services 4.x version. The reason for this was to make the Data Services architecture flexible and robust and introduce some extra functionality, that is, a user management layer to the existing SAP Data Services solution. As we mentioned before, IPS is a light version of SAP BI core services and has a lot of similar functionality.

In this recipe, we will perform the installation and basic configuration of IPS, which is a mandatory component for future Data Services installations.

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As an option, you could always use the existing full enterprise SAP BI solution ...

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