These Part 2 are my notes on the 5/14 webcast given by SAP’s Ty Miller. Part 1 is Lumira Roadmap Webcast Notes Part 1
Ty is part of Lumira Product Management organization.
Note the usual legal disclaimer applies that future items not yet released are subject to change.
Figure 1: Source: SAP
Lumira today means what SAP is planning to release within the quarter
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Planned innovations are planned for the next 6 to 18 months
Figure 3: Source: SAP
Concatenation, grouping, parsing grouping can be done against hundreds of datasources
They are building extension support for new data connectivity
Figure 3 shows direct connectivity to BEX queries and InfoProviders
Lumira is planned to work on Mac OS
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Figure 4 wants you to do transformations and track them
Figure 5: Source: SAP
Figure 5 shows the arcGiS/ ESRI partnership will allow integration for spatial functions, change colors, and make comments
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Figure 6 shows support for 3-D visualizations is coming
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Figure 7 shows web authoring experience with Infographics
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8 shows big data visualizations
Question and Answer:
Q: Can we expect custom calc on HANA views?
A: can do this with HANA as offline source today
Looking at online
Q: Many tools only leads to confusion and higher TCO for customers
A: Heard this loud and clear; working on this
Q: Does this require ESRI licenses? Can this work with ESRI on premise and ARCGIS online servers?
Q: Regarding the geo-information: Currently, only cities with 100,000 inhabitants are supported. Will that change with this partnership?
A: Able to leverage whatever ESRI provides
Q: What version is exactly being released for Sapphire, 1.16 or 1.17?
A: not sure yet
Planned innovations – some may be at SAPPHIRE – may change
Q: what release will have SAP BW connectivity?
A: Expect 1.17 or 1.18
Q: Will Lumira and Explorer become one integrated product in the future?
A: continue to add exploration with Lumira
Not planning to have Lumira be a legal successor to Explorer
Q: Will there be a path from Exploration View Sets to from Storyboards at the least?
Q: Will the offline mode of Lumira to HANA be improved so it doesn’t need SQL knowledge?
A: Don’t Know
Figure 9: Source: SAP
Today SAP store has extensions and some have a cost
Figure 9 shows the plan to have an in-application purchase
Extensions will be cross-compatible
Figure 10: Source: SAP
Figure 10 shows the plan to provide continuous exploration
It also shows to plans to add search based on datasets and metadata
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Figure 11 shows planned innovations to share visualizations, with also new features for BI4.1 SAP BI add-on
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Figure 12 shows how Lumira will work on the BI Platform
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Figure 13 shows more BI Lumira planned innovations and the architecture needed.
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Figure 14 shows planned innovations with SAP applications
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Figure 15 shows the future direction of Lumira (no timeframe is given for future direction)
Today competitors do this outside the support of IT
SAP is looking at enterprise self-service and governed data discovery with business supported by IT
SAP is looking to simplify SAP experience
Question and Answer
Q: Lasso components to drill to charts?
A: can do that now – filter or exclude
Q: Are the Mike Bostock D3 samples shown in this deck going to make its way into Lumira?
A: Can’t comment on specific D3 visualizations will make
Visualizations on D3 can be created by you and use in Lumira
Q: Will there be any drilldown capability within the Storyboard mode?
A: Yes working on that
Q: What are the possible embedding capabilities with Lumira 1.6 (with office suite, …)
A: via URL; working on MS office integration with Lumira – no specifics
Q: So within a Formula to define a Measure, you currently cannot refer back to a Dimension (for example)
A: Add to idea place
Q: Will the BW connectivity for datasets be like a HANA online experience vs data acquisition?
A: will be online
This roadmap will be on SMP soon
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