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Size Matters


Properly deploying your SAP BusinessObjects BI4.x  landscape involves more than punching some numbers into a calculator and installing the right number of servers.  Approaching this from a BI systems perspective means understanding how your BI system works and making intelligent decisions to ensure good system performance and stability.

This site contains resources to help you properly size and deploy SAP BusinessObjects BI4 and SAP Lumira in both production and non-production scenarios.  It is important to remember that these resources are not replacements for other existing documentation such as the Installation and Administration Guides where they provide additional information based on generally accepted best practices, internal lab tests, and customer feedback.

These resources are not a replacement for a proper sizing exercise performed by an expert BI consulting architect that can glean the nuances of your particular landscape from discussions with your stakeholders and combine that information with the resources here and his or her own personal learnings.


Sizing and Deployment Resources for SAP BusinessObjects BI 4

Every deployment requires a sizing exercise.  It is critical to fully read and understand the SAP BI 4 Sizing Guide before using Quick Sizer for Sizing SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Suite applications (SMP Login Required). Refer Quick Sizer Tool documentation available on main page for using Classic version.

Sizing and Deployment Resources for SAP Lumira 1.x

Sizing and Deployment Resources for SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.x

Sizing and Deployment Resources for SAP BusinessObjects Lumira 2.0

INFO: SAP QuickSizer calculations for Lumira is now available for use under HANA version of Quick Sizer in conjunction with Sizing guide. 

Sizing and Deployment Resources for SAP BusinessObjects Explorer

Sizing and Deployment Resources for SAP BusinessObjects Mobile

Generic Performance Optimization Tips

Server Optimizations

Apache Split
Reduce back-end load and Improve the User Experience by 'splitting' Web content delivery: Team-up Apache and Tomcat, having them each do what they do best. Apache serves up the static content and does compression natively while Tomcat runs the Web apps. Multiple articles:

Client Optimizations


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