Friday, April 27, 2012

Caution: This is intended to be a forward looking post...

I just wanted to post my agenda of the items that I am planning to cover in the next week.I don't know if this post might be helpful for anyone except me but this will give me ample motivation to move ahead and I can analyze what I planned and achieved. :)

Lets segregate the SAP BI 4.0 Suite :

Tool ( Desktop )

1. Crystal Reports 2011 (Probably the last classic Crystal Report intended for RDBMS)
2.Crystal Reports For Enterprise (Developed Bottoms up mainly to connect OLAP and new Universe UNX )
3.Web Intelligence (Includes the Rich Client and web based)
4.BO Explorer ( Accelerated & non Accelerated)
5.SAP DashBoards Manager 4.0
6.Information Design Tool (IDT) for creation of UNX universes
7.SAP BI Analysis Edition for OLAP
8.Upcoming "ZEN" Product

Mobility Tools :
SAP Ondemand
BI Explorer
Sybase IQ based mobile solution

I wanted to stress the mobile solution but as these are in their nascent stage will focus more later
Will update the mobile section at a later point of time...

I just wanted to list these because I don't want to lose sight on any of these later.

Now coming to the real point :
Topics for the next Week I want to Cover:
1.BI Publication and Bursting Mechanism to Split a document based on another report passing as parameter and renaming the split files based on the parameter
2.Calculation Contexts and updates in the BI 4.0
3.Tag Cloud : A solution approach for failure analytics
Hi I am back after a long slumber...

Now that as probably some of you already know we are going through a transition phase in datawarehousing and BI space specifically..with the onslaught of in memory appliances like HANA and columnar databases like sybase iq and cloud of course with a little help from the likes of mobile computing thanks to the likes of iPhone and iPad and android of course the journey will be much different than anticipated 2-3 years back.

SAP has announced last week the release of hierarchical aware , Olap driven , mobile ready "ZEN" which will be the new dashboard tool on top of BW and sap dashboard will be infused with a new life in handheld segment with the introduction of HTML 5 support to run on ios devises mainly iPad.

Now we have to wait and watch if this is the beginning of the end of road for xcelsius despite all the HTML 5 lifeline of a couple of years.From Sap's vantage point it's makes perfect sense to merge the Olap and DBMS dashbaording into one tool and build a custom integrated approach with inclusion of HANA and self service views in explorer. We just have to wait and watch when sap guys puttogether all the tons of coding.

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