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Author's profile photo Clarissa Dold

SAP Predictive Analysis 1.0 SP11 – New features at a glance

By Vishwanath Belur and Clarissa Dold

Here is a preview of some of the planned new features in the soon to be released Predictive Analysis SP11.

1) Tighter integration with SAP Lumira workflows

You can now save Predictive Analysis datasets and custom PA visualizations as .svid. When opening the .svid file your datasets and
visualizations will automatically be re-created.



2) Ability to extend the algorithm set of Predictive Analysis with new algorithms

With SP11 you can customize Predictive Analysis with your own R algorithms. You can run any R-script (HANA or non-HANA)
from the PA console (generic R-support) allowing you to add your own components to Predictive Analysis.


and configure the properties of that component.


Example: Custom R – Results and R visualizations in Predictive Analysis


3) HANA SPS5 PAL Parity – support of new algorithms and data preparation


    • Regression: Logistic Regression
    • Outlier Detection: Variance Test


Data Preparation

    • Binning
    • Scaling Range (Normalization)


4) Enabling of Model Consumption

As of SP11 you can convert the HANA PAL models created in Predictive Analysis into a SQL procedure for SAP HANA consumption.



In the HANA Studio you will see the following:


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      Author's profile photo Henrique Pinto
      Henrique Pinto


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      About the R-integration:

      I notice there is a 'load script' button, so I suppose it's possible to create R-scripts in any tool and then load it into the PA console?

      PS. is the R-version still 2.15.x?

      Nice stuff BTW.

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      Yes, you can bring in R scripts that you have written anywhere, just that they need to be in function format.

      Yes, R revision is still 2.15.



      Author's profile photo Elzbieta Derecka
      Elzbieta Derecka

      When will be available SAP PA SP11?

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      Author's profile photo Raf Boudewijns
      Raf Boudewijns

      looking better each day...

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      I am working with PA 1.0.8 . In this version under Regression I can see Exponential Regression , Geometric Regression , Linear Regression same way R-Exponential Regression , R-Geometric Regression , R-Linear Regression. I believe the algorithms prefixed with R uses R default Algorithms. Similarly I can see in the screenshots above there is HANA Apriori and HANA R-Apriori. When it comes to usage of these two kinds what will be the difference in results ?

      Author's profile photo Henrique Pinto
      Henrique Pinto

      There are 4 kinds of algorithms in PA:

      - native algorithms: which logic is implemented natively in PA's core, names are like <algo name>

      - desktop R algorithms: implemented with R scripts that are run against a local (desktop) R installation, names are like R-<algo name>

      - HANA algorithms: implemented on top of PAL (Predictive Analysis Library) functions, they run in-database in HANA, algos names are like HANA-<algo name>

      - HANA-R algorithms: implemented as R-scripts which are run against a R server connected to a HANA box, algos names are like HANA R-<algo name>



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      Just to add to the list of new features, with PA 1.0.11, Microsoft Windows XP SP3 32-bit is also a supported OS.