BI 2015 Las Vegas is now over but it started a week ago today with Jump Start sessions (which I missed).
I watched the keynote online on the plane (you can watch the replay here). From the keynote I did enjoy Charles Gadalla’s SAP Predictive Analytics 2.0 demonstration, to build a model to “catch crooks in Central Park”. He said they wanted to “make it simpler, make it real time”. When he modeled it, he didn’t even have to select a model. Using HANA spatial analytics, he could track the pattern of tourists in New York City and perform some social network analysis.
Source: SAP/SAP Insider
Next, I attended a session titled “Making Agile BI a Reality with SAP HANA” with SAP’s Ken Tsai.
As you can see above, Brazil has to make 26 payments a year; how do you streamline processes to make this less labor-intensive?
The SAP speaker was making the case for how the analytic platform can make business more “agile”.
On this slide, the speaker said this was “Agile BI beyond the Warehouse” as there is no staging, no aggregation, and is real-time.
The 4 value proposition includes no batch, instant insights, deeper analytics and making agile BI more real, the SAP speaker said.
The above shows the 4 layers agile BI, consume, compute, store, and source
Customer quotes of “no more batch” came from the University of Kentucky, hierarchy changes are simple (Newell Rubbermaid) and a customer from Spain said “get instant insights”.
As shown above the 5 analytic use cases for HANA include operational reporting, query& analysis, mult-dim OLAP reporting, planning & forecasting, and unstructured information discovery
For more BI2015 pictures, see this Animoto or see this video here:
More to come. Towards the end of the conference, SAP asked me to provide what I thought of the show, you can watch it here: