I was on a webcast the other week that said the following:
1) Visual Intelligence only supports .CSV, Excel and HANA as a data source
This is not correct, as it also supports the Universe and Free Hand SQL:
Note the databases supported also includes DB2
2) Visual Intelligence does not support Heat Maps
That is not correct either as it supports Heat Maps and Tree Maps. The pictures below show DVD rentals by city.
Search by application component BI-DD-SVI
Releases for Visual Intelligence are fast and furious so stay tuned.