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askSAP Analytics Innovations Call Notes Part 2 SAP Lumira Roadmap

The usual legal disclaimer applies; see part 1 here askSAP Analytics Innovations Community Call Notes Part 1


Figure 1: Source: SAP

SAP Lumira is planning to provide a unified storyboard experience, improved BW acquisition, blending, big data with Hadoop, difference calculations such as Year over year, time as a data type, conditional formatting, and color palette enhancements

According to Figure 1, it will offer “Agility” with a focus on business user, analytics, decision maker, use analytics to make decisions in line of business, combined with trust, and curation of data

“Big data is a big deal”


Figure 2: Source: SAP

Data wrangling and blending is coming to Lumira with the ability to combine without using a unique key

HANA online combined is possible, with two more datasets

The ability to subtotal across columns is offered, with search and find capabilities in cross tab, expand and collapse hierarchy nodes

It includes multi-level sorting, explicit sorts by dimensions

Location analytics includes strengthen partnership with Esri along with NavTech with these features:

  • Address zoom capabilities, 10 zoom levels
  • Combine Esri with NavTech base maps
  • Can go down to zip code

There was an announcement about Esri licenses too

Additional features include adding reference lines to measures and dates and conditional formatting for charts

Also included are a formulas & expressions editor with script calculations, combine measures and dimensions, dynamic text, median and standard deviation


Figure 3: Source: SAP

Trust in Figure 3 is to bridge self-service and IT

SAP has extended Lumira to other Lumira Server for BIP, teams with Web IDE to create extensions

Lumira Server for Teams will include a refresh for more data sources

Lumira Server for BIP includes publishing, LCM, additional platforms to extend for enterprise organization

SAP plans to add Linux support for Lumira for BIP

SAP can connect to BEx queries – Lumira 1.27


Figure 4: Source: SAP

Today SAP offers a native MongoDB data access extension

Hadoop takes advantage of commodity hardware

At this point there was a demo of Hadoop and Lumira


Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 shows the poll results

Question and Answer

Q: Is scheduling available for Lumira?

A: available for BIP with Universe – adding scheduling for other servers

Q: What is new in 1.27?

A: Unified storyboard

New BEx query connection

Big data sampling

Year Over Year, Quarter over quarter, percentage

Time as a data type

Copy and paste of objects in Compose room

Q: Consume data stored in WebI report?

A: See extensions (APOS)

Q: How is data security in decentralized BI addressed?

A: Majority is provided by integrate Lumira with BI platform

Part 3 will be provided later, Enterprise BI

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