Lumira is a simple ready to use visualizing and analytical tools, when dealing with millions of rows of ... anything. It is quick, comfortable and does 80% of what a consultant needs with 20% effort.
Updated May 22, 2018

Lumira is a simple ready to use visualizing and analytical tools, when dealing with millions of rows of ... anything. It is quick, comfortable and does 80% of what a consultant needs with 20% effort.

Viktor Mulac | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SAP Lumira

We have used Lumira in several projects, one of them was for analysis and creation of ad/hoc reports, and visualizing the results of a big/data analytical project. Another opportunity when we effectively used Lumira was analysis of random incidents, where a measurement was several measurement points (technical PCs with sensors, database and application server logs). When searching for patterns and irregularities, Lumira helped us to quickly visualize outages, indicating where to further search for the problem. Seeing performance of all components on a common time-scale is very helpful for quick orientation on when and where the irregularity happens. Considering into account several millions of rows in each log, Lumira did a good job. It is advisable though to use a really quick PC with and SSD hard drive, and save the work frequently.
  • Import of semi-structured data, logs.
  • Filtering.
  • Quick transformation of views from one type of graph to another.
  • Export of results as a report.
  • It is quick.
  • We need OFFLINE viewing of data, to be able to save the reports to and iPad in HTML5 or similar format, and be able to go through the graphs with some level of interaction. I know it exports stories ... this is something more advanced.
  • Conversion to time is not sufficient, it comprises only seconds, in the IT world mostly we work with milliseconds. Not a big deal, but can be pre-built.
  • In case something is impossible to visualize, it simply says: "unable to show more than 10 000 values or similar". What about providing some suggestions on how to limit the scope?
  • What about preparing some templates for analysis of e.g. IT logs, supply chain with some predefined reports, sourcing tasks, location based reports .... some simple building blocks, that can be further tailored.
  • Currently working with SAP Lumira Discovery and the application keeps crashing by certain data sets and reports.
  • Not very stable lately, it is a good idea to save regularly work in progress, not to lose the changes in case of a crash.
  • Splunk for data analysis and viewing, but this is more an industrial type of tool.
  • Othwerwise Excel and some extensions
  • Spend Cube in sourcing - rather specialized application
  • Except for some specifict types of server logs, we were able to import all sources.
  • Merging data - did not try much.
  • Modifications of data (addiing calculated dimensions or adding new columns as format conversion of other columns) works well.
  • Did not try this function much, the exported reports, however, for someone who does not own Lumira could be at least somehow interactive.
  • As written above, an offline viewing function for managers is a must today. Please add this, and allow collaboration on and iPad platform, using drag and drop.
  • Also some basic functions like Lumira with zoom in/out done by two fingers would be nice for (not only) portable devices.
It is well suited for:
  • A quick view on logs (or any other data) relating to time scale.
  • A quick view on new data.
  • For viewing and experimenting with HANA results.
Less appropriate (or not appropriate at all):
  • When we need to visualize sequences with start/stop e.g. it could visualize workflows, loops, or waiting times between steps.
  • Also it can not merge several data sources in one (or the functions are hidden somewhere?)

SAP Lumira Discovery Feature Ratings

Customizable dashboards
Not Rated
Drill-down analysis
Formatting capabilities
Report sharing and collaboration
Publish to Web
Not Rated
Publish to PDF
Report Delivery Scheduling
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Predictive Analytics