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This is part of the SAP Lumira Discovery blog series.

The following are some of the key enhancements from SAP Lumira Desktop (version 1.x) to SAP Lumira Discovery (version 2.x).

Features / VersionsSAP Lumira 1.31 DesktopSAP Lumira 2.1 Discovery
Data Acquisition
Import connectivity options for SAP BW & SAP HANA
Live connectivity supported only for SAP HANA (not available for SAP BW)
Direct Big Data support for select Hadoop sources
Live & import connectivity options for both SAP HANA and SAP BW
Enhanced SAP HANA live connectivity through HTTP based INA and BW using BICS
Freehand SQL support to select Hadoop and Spark sources
Data PreparationAll actions are available through icon dropdowns
Dropdown and selection options available for input controls
Drill up and down supported in hierarchy
Contextual / right-click enabled actions for all components and workflows
Enhanced filters and input controls with multiple conditions
Drill up, down, by and path options supported
Data VisualizationConditional formatting limited to individual charts
Base maps and ESRI maps
Basic crosstab with limited hierarchy support
Reusable conditional formatting across visualizations
Enhanced default maps (ESRI) with improved layer support
Improved interaction and hierarchy support for crosstabs
Improvement on waterfall, stack, line, pie and donut charts
StoryboardingLinked analysis between charts
Additional formatting options in Compose tab
Limited synchronization between Visualize and Compose tab
Linked analysis is available with more features is available
More formatting options which are controlled in the same canvas during design view
Improved synchronization across the application
CollaborationDeployment options: Local, SAP BO BI Platform, Server for teams
Limited interaction with Design Studio
Deployment options: Local and SAP BO BI Platform
Interoperability with SAP Lumira Designer (Design Studio)
Others Features
Predictive functions like linear regression and triple exponential smoothing; Influence analysis and related visualizations
Individual Prepare, Visualize and Compose rooms
Predictive functions, Influence Analysis and related visualization options are not available.
Combined Prepare (DataView), Visualize(DesignView) and Compose rooms

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