Earlier this month, SAP provided this webcast. I checked that this content isn’t duplicated here already SAP EMEA BI 2014 Innovations Webcast Summary
This being a roadmap webcast, things in the future are subject to change and the usual disclaimer applies. SAP roadmaps cover solutions today, planned innovations (typically 12-18 months in the future) and future direction. I will not cover the “solutions today” that much.
Today the SAP BI solution covers several data sources including Hadoop.
Figure 1: Source: SAP
Figure 1 covers today at platform level, and the developer area for the release of BI4.1
SAP HANA Live – views created in HANA for providing operational BI against ECC information
Freeze header was the top requested feature for Web Intelligence
Crystal offers direct access to HANA to take advantage of multi dimensional nature of HANA
The future of dashboarding is Design Studio
Figure 2: Source: SAP
SAP is the largest cloud vendor in number of customers
Lumira Cloud is a software as a service, multi-tenanted.
Figure 3: Source: SAP
Different types of data are supported and the frequency which data is updated is covered in Figure 3
Figure 4: Source: SAP
Just released with BI4.1 SP2 is the ability to programmatically connect to the Universe
You can connect to universe as an OData connection
You can embed visualizations, including Fiori and partners
BI Platform to add ability for semantic layer tools to be optimized against the universe, Freehand SQL for Web Intelligence
SAP wants to provide near zero downtime for patching
Figure 5: Source: SAP
I don’t have any notes on this slide but please see they are working on SAP BusinessObjects Lumira direct connectivity to BW.
Figure 6: Source: SAP
They are bringing back extension points
SAP Crystal Reports on HANA; a version of Crystal to be built-into HANA as shown in Figure 6
Figure 7: Source: SAP
Some things listed in Figure 7 are already there for SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio – connect to universe, export to Excel
SDK is introduced for Design Studio
Native HANA deployment is coming for Design Studio
To be continued…
Question & Answer:
Q: When will 4.1 will be available for Edge customers?
A: available today
Q: Does Big Data include big data types such as audio and images?
A: Yes that is part of the variety part
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