I attended this APOS webcast today.  It is always interesting to consider options with your tools and certainly some options were shown today.

Today’s APOS webcast started with an attendee poll:

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Figure 1: Source: APOS

Most attendees were on BI4.1

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Figure 2: Source: APOS

Most attendees had not started Lumira development yet

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Figure 3: Source: APOS

Figure 3 shows attendees who have started Design Studio development

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Figure 4: Source: APOS

Figure 4 shows Lumira themes; it is complementary with Web Intelligence

Will Lumira replace Web Intelligence? No

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Figure 5: Source: APOS

Figure 5 is APOS’s summary of the SAP BI convergence themes; SAP has a history with Web Intelligence

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Figure 6: Source: APOS

Figure 6 shows the connectivity needs – introducing the APOS Data Gateway

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Figure 7: Source: APOS

Figure 7 shows two editions of the APOS Gateway

Desktop is targeted trusted tactical data sources

Server edition is for data discovery and exploration – Lumira & Design Studio includes trusted enterprise data sources

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Figure 8: Source: APOS

Figure 8 shows the various APOS Gateway editions

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Figure 9: Source: APOS

Lumira developer can connect to a block of data in Web Intelligence and use that as a data source to use Lumira

Authentication is happening when connecting to BI Platform, connect to instance of Web Intelligence report

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Figure 10: Source: APOS

Figure 10 shows the data gateway for Lumira Edition is for trusted data sources; any database

Database Gateway is the middleware

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Figure 11: Source: SAP

Data restriction for universe 5K rows or 50K cells is capped; the APOS Gateway offers an unlimited mode

It offers multi-dimensional mode and Unv & UNX connectivity

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Figure 12: Source: APOS

Figure 12 shows the release dates; Server editions are coming in quite near term; no exact date –next few weeks

I asked if there was a trial available, and the answer was yes

Towards the end of the webcast, the presenters encouraged everyone to attend the ASUG SAP Analytics BusinessObjects Conference and SAP TechEd Las Vegas.

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