This was an ASUG webcast last week that Ina Felsheim, who is our ASUG SAP point of contact.
You can watch General Lumira capabilities here:
Lumira includes merging with multiple data sources, with “Self-service way instead of IT way”
Agile visualization, self-service mode of creating compelling stories, change business as a result of visualizations you create
So much is spent from preparing data, that Lumira is to ease time in acquiring, blending, merge with personal files
Lumira Extensions are on GitHub
Figure 1: Source: SAP
Figure 1 shows that Lumira can acquire with desktop or Cloud, share with Lumira Server
Lumira Server for HANA – uses HANA as its in-memory engine – high volume, lots of users, need powerful database engine – Lumira server runs on HANA – it is mobile, Fiori and BI-ready
Lumira Edge – just released this quarter
- How have server but smaller deployment for smaller teams
- Not require HANA
Figure 2: Source: SAP
Figure 2 shows the status of Lumira Server. For the BI platform it will allow connect to all information you already have in BI platform – security, user groups
Figure 3: Source: SAP
Lumira Edge is there “because not everyone has bought HANA”.
It is easy to install and uses commodity hardware
You create visualizations on desktop and publish to Edge
Figure 4: Source: SAP
Lumira Edge installs in less than 15 minutes
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Figure 5 shows the in-memory engine is embedded in Team Server
Trusted data discovery is not only using spreadsheets to do agile visualizations but also access curated sources like BW, HANA, universe with personal sources
A standalone team does not need enterprise governance
Figure 6: Source: SAP
Figure 6 shows the operating system is Windows and English only
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If you need refresh data sources like universes, then the Edge edition is not for you
Figure 8: Source: SAP
You can edit and view stories right online in browser from the Edge edition
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Using connection details you store in preferences, you can share your file to the Edge server as shown in Figure 9.
Connect to BI Platform
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Figure 10 shows to “Use what you need in BI Platform”
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Figure 11 shows Lumira Server for BI platform is planned for later in April and is in customer validation
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The list in Figure 12 is still being refined for customer validation
Question & Answer
Q: We are licensed for BW on HANA. We are standing up our HANA environment. We intend to install Lumira directly on the HANA database. We have Business Object 4.1 and would like to integrate it with Lumira. Should we be looking at Lumira Server for BI?
A: If you have big HANA investment stick with Lumira Server – there is a release Q3 to make connectivity simpler
Q: Can a company leverage all three of these deployment types… i.e. are there licensing options to support using all three within a large enterprise?
A: It depends – because not through launching through BI platform – the intention is to leverage add-on Edge – need to finalize‑
Q: Is there a Prepare room for Edge Portal?
Q: I do not recall when she said Lumira Server for BI Platform will be released for general availability. Is that date published?
A: Planned for customer validation March – April – GA is TBD
Q: Could you clarify one slide comparing Lumira edge versus Lumira Server: Lumira edge server can only connect to BI edge ? or is the BI platform ability coming after customer validation ?
A: Can connect to BI platform
Sign up for Thursday’s ASUG Webcast SAP Lumira Team Server Roadmap
ASUG Annual Conference Pre-conference – May 4th includes Lumira Hands-on session