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SAP Lumira Cloud and Lumira Server Webcast Updates Part 2, Future Plans

The usual legal disclaimer applies that things in the future are subject to change.  Part 1 is here SAP Lumira Cloud and Lumira Server Webcast Updates Part 1



Figure 1: Source: SAP

NUL means Named user license which means you have rights for Lumira Server

Lumira Server means you need HANA

Concurrent license can also use this with BI4 suite at no additional charge

Full use license with HANA has no restrictions

LREA – Limited runtime means you can use only Lumira Server which is cheaper, but you can’t run BW on it

For the future they are looking at virtualized HANA instance as well


Figure 2: Source: SAP

Lumira Server is NOT included in Edge licenses

Supports NULs when deployed standalone


Figure 3: Source: SAP

Figure 3 shows the HANA licenses that can run Lumira Server


Figure 4: Source: SAP

With LREA as Figure 4 shows there is no smart data access, Data Services for generic ETL


Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 shows 3 editions of Lumira Desktop.  These were not covered during the webcast.


Figure 6: Source: SAP

Figure 6 shows the license summary for Lumira Server and Cloud.

BusinessObjects Explorer – what does that mean?


Figure 7: Source: SAP

BusinessObjects Explorer offers “true agile data exploration and mobile capabilities”

SAP sales uses it for 10K users

However it has a Flash limitation

In the past required accelerator appliance for large datasets


Figure 8: Source: SAP

Figure 8 shows Lumira, while SAP says it is not meant to replace Explorer but will take some workflows as well


Figure 9: Source: SAP

Explorer information spaces are indexed content

Explorer works on relational data

Questions & Answer

Q: Are there any architecture slides?



Source: SAP

Upcoming ASUG Webcasts for Lumira:

Ashish is presenting the following ASUG Lumira Webcasts

ASUG Annual Conference

Ashish is a speaker on at  June 2nd at ASUG Annual Conference pre-conference SAP BusinessObjects BI4.1 SAP BW BW on HANA Hands-on Session

Ashish has a session End to End Lumira

Also please see Sharing is Caring – Submit your ASUG d-code (former SAP TechEd) Proposal

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      Author's profile photo Donatas Budrys
      Donatas Budrys

      Thank you, Tammy, for a very useful overview of SAP Lumira Server.

      I have a question - will and how it be possible to consume SAP Lumira data sets (for example created from Universes) and stories via BI 4 BI Launchpad if SAP HANA is not included in the Analytics landscape. After reading both parts I have noticed that BI 4 will be integrated with SAP Lumira Server which can be deployed in SAP HANA only.



      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Donatas - thank you for reading and commenting.

      I don't think it is possible to do what you are asking without HANA.  See the last screen shot (an important slide).

      Also for reference Ashish posted his webcast slides from this webinar yesterday at SAP Lumira Cloud and Server > please check that out for more information.

      Author's profile photo Henry Banks
      Henry Banks

      That's correct Lumira Server is powered by HANA. that's unavoidable, there is no other deployment option for Lumira Server.

      alternatively, you might be interested in checking out this workaround: Public Embedding of SAP Lumira Storyboards

      Author's profile photo Michael Howles
      Michael Howles


      Great post with a lot of points I've been waiting to see in formal material.

      It seems that even if we are in a 2004 BW stationwagon that SAP keeps under maintenance, if we'd like to drive on any new roads or see new attractions, it's going to require a HANA vehicle to get there.  (I'm looking at BPC Unified when saying that, as well as a lot of what's in BW 7.4...)

      Pretty sly way to twist an existing customer's arm over time.  😉