As far as SAP Analytics Cloud provides outstanding data analysis, planning, and forecasting opportunities, you may want to use all the suitable data available to make the best use of it.
With Cloud Connector, you can easily integrate SAP Analytics Cloud with various on-premise data sources, including SAP HANA, SAP S/4HANA, SAP BW/4HANA, SAP Business Objects solutions, SAP Business Planning, and Consolidation.
But if you want to connect the platform to non-SAP systems, like SQL, OData, Google BigQuery, etc., you might normally do it either with the use of Post Message API or OData connection.
If you are less savvy in IT, product connectors may be a solution. Hopefully, apps similar to SAP Analytics Cloud Connector for Jira
, appear on the market.