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SAP Lumira Server Frequently Ask Questions - Version 1.1

Overview

 

1. What is SAP Lumira™ Server?

 

SAP Lumira Server is an agile visualization solution that allows business users to analyze massive data volumes and get unique insight in real time. Designed for ease of use and collaboration, SAP Lumira Server let you share compelling data stories and extend the power of big data to everyone across the enterprise.

 

 

2. What is the business value of SAP Lumira Server?

 

  • Deliver faster time to insight with the latest visualization technologies
  • Visualize any amount of data in real time with an intuitive drag-and-drop interface
  • Maximize business knowledge with a combination of big picture insights and granular details
  • Drive immediate outcomes across your enterprise with the power of big data

 

 

3. How will SAP HANA customers benefit from SAP Lumira Server?

 

SAP Lumira Server runs natively on the SAP HANA platform with direct and fully optimized access to analytic and calculation views in order to leverage the power of the HANA platform.

 

 

4. What can I do with SAP Lumira Server?

 

  • Expose HANA views as datasets on SAP Lumira Server
  • desktop) and publish it as a dataset on SAP Lumira Server
  • Create beautiful graphics and visualizations to convey and share knowledge
  • Show the “where” of your data using interactive maps and geolocations
  • Share your insights instantly making it easy to collaborate with teammates and colleagues.
  • Create, explore, and share datasets and analytics and made them available via web browsers or mobile devices. 


 

5. Is SAP Lumira Server generally available?


Yes. SAP Lumira Server is generally available (GA) and customers can download it from SAP Service Marketplace.

 


6. Will customers require the SAP HANA platform to benefit from SAP Lumira Server?

 

Yes, SAP Lumira Server is a native SAP HANA software solution and requires SAP HANA.

 


7. How is SAP Lumira Server licensed?

 

SAP Lumira Server is currently licensed under the SAP BusinessObjects BI license model.

 

 

8. Is SAP Lumira “desktop” integrated with SAP Lumira Server?

 

Yes. SAP Lumira “desktop” and SAP Lumira Server have been designed to work as one solution. Desktop users can create visualizations and stories and make them available across the organization by publishing them on SAP Lumira Server.

 

 

9. Can I use SAP Lumira (desktop) to publish data sets on SAP Lumira Server?

 

Yes. SAP Lumira “desktop” and SAP Lumira Server have been designed to work as one solution. Desktop users can create visualizations and stories and make them available across the organization by publishing them on SAP Lumira Server.

 

   

 

Technical Questions

 

10. Is SAP Lumira Server a native SAP HANA application?

 

Yes, SAP Lumira Server is a native SAP HANA XS application hosted on and managed by the SAP HANA platform:


  • SAP Lumira Server can be installed using SAP HANA Lifecycle manager
  • Identity and access management is based on SAP HANA platform
  • Support manual authentication and SSO (SAML / X.509) 
  • Content authorization can be set at SAP HANA-role level with view or edit rights to content. Content authorization respects Data Authorization security context.
  • Logging and tracing via XS trace logs facility which logs in the same way as the core SAP HANA logs. Logging uses the browser console and logs are discarded when the browser closes or moves to another URL.
  • Backup and recovery as SAP HANA instance
  • Load balancing and reverse proxy are supported

 

 

11. What are the system requirements?

 

SAP HANA SP07 Rev 70

 

 

12. What are the supported browsers?

 

Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer 9

 


13. What are the supported languages?

 

Only English is supported at this time.

 

 

14. Which version of SAP Lumira (desktop) do I need to “connect” to SAP Lumira Server?

 

SAP Lumira Server currently supports SAP Lumira 1.0 SP15 (version 1.15) and up.

 

 

15. How do I publish stories I created using SAP Lumira (desktop)?

 

You will see a new "Publish to SAP Lumira Server" option under the Share tab. Select your story and click on “Publish to SAP Lumira Server”. You will be asked to enter your SAP Lumira credentials.

 

 

16. Can I publish data sets on SAP Lumira Server?

 

Yes, you can combine and enrich data from multiple sources (xlsx, relational databases, SAP BusinessObjects universes) then publish the resulting dataset to SAP Lumira Server.

 

 

17. Can SAP Lumira Server be accessed via a mobile device?

 

SAP Lumira Server can be accessed from any mobile device supporting HTML5. SAP Lumira Server is also integrated with SAP BusinessObjects Mobile, which you can download from the Apple’s App Store.



18. Where can I find videos about SAP Lumira Server?

 

The HANA Academy has recently published several SAP Lumira Server "how-to" videos:

 



Please find the PDF version here:  https://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-53378


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