These are my notes on the 5/14 webcast given by SAP’s Ty Miller. This is part 1. Part 2 is Lumira Roadmap Webcast Notes Part 2 – Planned Innovations Future Direction
Ty is part of Lumira Product Management organization.
Note the usual legal disclaimer applies that future items not yet released are subject to change.
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Lumira today means what SAP is planning to release within the quarter
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Lumira is agile visualization
It started as a desktop solution
It is now branching into cloud, server
Visualizations are consumed by browser, mobile device
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Figure 3 shows the ability to “Create visualizations from the data” and share insights with colleagues by telling a story
You can connect to corporate data, connect to HANA, traditional relational databases
You can also combine with personal data and acquire from multiple sources, with a rich library of charts
You can extend and embed visualizations through public API’s
You create storyboard to engage users and insight
Figure 4: Source: SAP
Today Lumira allow business users, not just IT, to acquire data themselves, combine with other data
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Figure 5 shows you can connect to Excel, CSV, import to Lumira as a datasource and combine with corporate approved IT
You can do this from desktop, cloud and server
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Figure 6 shows you can connect to HANA online real time as a data source
There are multiple ways to leverage “Big Data”
Big data is a big part of Lumira
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Figure 7 shows the ability to transform data including trimming, replacing values, new groups, calculated measures or dimensions, with built-in hierarchical engines, to define time and geographic hierarchies
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You can personalize visualizations through public API’s and tell a story
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SAP doesn’t have all visualizations which is why have SDK’s based on D3 (open source library of visualizations)
As an example, look at this Github site:
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Want guidance on visualizations includes visual discovery
Visual discovery is the ability for Lumira to recommend other visualizations based on measures and dimensions applied
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Figure 11 shows the create a storyboard feature – create a composite board with single or multiple visualizations to drive filtering
Infographics as shown in Figure 12 allow you to combine data and visualizations
1.16 will be released this quarter
Question & Answer:
Q: Can Lumira be installed on a stand-alone HANA box and connect to BW on HANA via Smart Data Access?
A: working on connecting BEx queries via Lumira Desktop & BW on HANA
Q: Will Lumira ever support BWA?
Q: What is the roadmap for integration with SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio? WIll Lumira and DS converge to a single product?
A: Want them to interoperate
Q: When Lumira would have visibility to HANA Attribute views and tables
A: Don’t know
Q: Will vizPacker move to a real IDE like Eclipse?
A: Recommend using Design Studio which will share same extension capabilities (in 1.3)
Q: What are the enhancements planned for Geo analytics? Will that be based on ESRI?
A: Yes it will
Figure 12: Source: SAP
You can publish stories composed in Compose Room and extensions to Lumira Server, a native HANA application as shown in Figure 12
You can access compose room from Cloud or Server and leverage 4.1 environment
Lumira Server is a native HANA application.
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Lumira Server is installed on HANA as shown in Figure 14, using identity and access management
It is the “enterprise self-service solution” with governed data discovery – IT & business needs to create enterprise self service
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Figure 14 shows connecting via Fiori Launchpad to make data accessible, view stories in Fiori
Lumira Server app is a tile
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Figure 15 shows using HANA Cloud Integration to access data behind firewall
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Figure 16 shows accessing storyboards on any platform using SAP BusinessObjects Mobile
Q: Will Lumira Server customers require full HANA license?
Q: Do we need HANA enterprise license to install Lumira on HANA?
A: No – if you have full use HANA today, you have Lumira Server components to install
If you have limited use version of HANA (SAP BW Powered by SAP HANA) – provide ability to update for 15% of BI suite license
Q: Will Lumira Server end up being capable of housing CR, Webi, and other BI artifacts? Design Studio?
A: Working on a number of ways to have Lumira Server host other content types – CR on HANA to acess through Lumira Launchpad
WebI – likely not
Design Studio – yes
Q: Will this displace the BI Platform’s role?
A: No – not something looking to do. BI platform is important for governed data discovery – scheduling monitoring auditing universes
Q: It was mentioned on the BI council call that we can use Lumira agent to refresh data on the published story boards in the cloud but not on the server. When will it become available for the server?
A: Working on Cloud & Server to have direct live data connectivity – if data in HANA it is inherently live
HCI – can have live connectivity with Lumira Cloud
Part 2 is coming next – Lumira Roadmap Webcast Notes Part 2 – Planned Innovations Future Direction
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