I’m delighted to announce the release of SAP IT Operations Analytics (SAP ITOA) 2.0 SP04—Powered by HANA.
SAP ITOA gives IT administrators holistic visibility into their entire hardware and application landscape by aggregating data sources within one layer, and this service pack features numerous enhancements to make adoption of SAP ITOA easier for our customers and more extensible for our partners
This release features numerous enhancements to make adoption of SAP ITOA easier for our customers and more extensible for our partners.
Pre-Defined Content Packages
When customers install SAP ITOA it will come pre-loaded with analytics stories that are useful to SAP environments. These stories include “SAP ITOA Data Size Analytics” to help customers monitor their ITOA consumption and growth. This will also be a useful tool for partners to size ITOA deployments. The “SAP Root Cause Analysis” story will help customers monitoring servers with SAP Host Agent data, helping customers in live or pilot systems benefit immediately from SAP ITOA.
Subsequent releases of SAP ITOA will include more content packages to be delivered in product, in the SAP App Center’s SAP ITOA section, and thru SMP. Partners can also define content packages for SAP ITOA and share them via the SAP App Center’s SAP ITOA section.
Data Acquisition and Analytics
To simplify user experience SAP ITOA’s data acquisition and analytics experience are now both handled through the analytics builder. Functionality previously addressed in the buckets view is now available via stories. In addition to improving the user experience, this re-architecture had dramatically improved the load time of our stories.
Making setup easier, we’ve introduced bucket templates to complement the ability to create buckets manually. Buckets can be fully customized and modified regardless of how they were created the buckets
Our new Data Acquisition Interface is a central place to acquire data, manage retention and offload to dynamic tiering. Acquired data can easily be shared among users or user groups.
SAP ITOA can easily to analytics on data in HANA memory or stored in Dynamic Tiering, making it an extensible, cost-effective tool for IT analytics.
Enhancements to the Analytics Builder
Extending our Predictive functionality, linear regression and outlier detection are now available through the Analytics Builder for use in dashboards and alerts.
And for the savviest of IT users, we have introduced a raw SQL block for those times you want to use freehand SQL, complementing the guided SQL previously available in SAP ITOA.
A new timerange element and a new filter element for filtering results are other exciting enhancements to the Analytics Builder.
Integration with Focused Run for Solution Manager
SAP ITOA can now publish alerts directly to Focused Run for Solution Manager, providing an easy way to alert SAP admins about issues in other areas of IT that could impact SAP application performance.
More information about this release can be found in the documentation on help.sap.com/itoa and look for more detailed information via blogs in the coming weeks.