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Logi Info v12
Logi Analytics strives to create a smarter world by reimagining how software can empower people,
organizations, and products to create, share, and benefit from analytics.
Logi Info is a business analytics platform for rapidly creating interactive applications that include dashboards,
reports, and data visualizations and for securely delivering that information via the web, portals, and mobile
devices. Logi Info also enables self-service analytics so anyone can analyze data, build data visualizations, and
create reports and dashboards and share those insights with colleagues without involving IT. Designed to make
analytics pervasive so everyone can make better business decisions, Logi Info can embed analytics directly into
operational business applications, so insights are in the context of business application used daily.
The Logi Info v12 offers significant new capabilities to self-service analytics, performance, data visualizations,
and developer productivity that deliver the balance between centralized business intelligence to monitor and
manage business performance and decentralized self-service analytics so every person in an organization can
answer their business questions without delay.
Highlights of the Logi Info v12.0 release include:
1. Expanded Self-Service Analysis
An updated end user interface, more granular control for formatting, analytical actions now only 1-click
away, and more data visualizations makes analyzing data and building charts simpler and faster.
2. New and Enhanced Data Visualizations and Interactivity
New data visualizations, new real-time charts, search ahead, modernized gauges, and drill-down on
canvas charts improve data investigation and comprehension.
3. Performance Improvements
New engine processes data queries and loads in parallel so dashboards and reports return more than
2x faster.
4. Secure, Group Sharing
Sharing dashboards, reports, and analyses has expanded to include groups of users. Group sharing is
secure for multi-tenant deployments.
5. Logi Studio Productivity Improvements
For developers and BI pros, Logi Studio offers new chart and table authoring wizards, letting them build
more complex charts and tables, more quickly and with more options so they can build analytical
applications faster.
1. Expanded Self-Service Analysis
Logi’s Analysis Grid has an updated user interface that incorporates new chart types, new chart authoring, new
table configuration, and more control to let any business person analyze data and build visualizations quickly
and easily. The new context-friendly interface and dropdown menus make analytical actions only 1-click away.
Logi Info’s Self Service Reporting Module (SSRM) automatically inherits these new capabilities.
Enhanced Chart Authoring
Improved chart authoring within the Analysis Grid simplifies
data understanding
 Charts update as you build them, giving you immediate
feedback and making creation time much quicker
 Data selections are retained as you switch from one chart
type to the next, so you can work without re-entering
choices made previously
 New Cross-tab charts and Arc gauges for better data
 Chart authoring in the Analysis Grid matches the Logi
Studio chart wizard approach, bringing parity to the
developer and business user authoring experiences
New Chart Configuration Options
New chart configuration options provide granular control for
precise design of every chart:
 Cross-tab charts – Clustered or stacked bars and
line/area charts that allow visual comparison of data for a
selected category
 Show data values – Ability to turn them on for pie and bar
charts, and choose between value or percentage for pie
 Switch between bar and column – Ability to choose
between a horizontal bar or column chart
 Gauges – New gauge options, letting business users
choose between arc, balloon and bullet gauges
 Relevance control – Granular control of relevance, letting
users choose between rank, percentage, or not applying
relevance filters
Enhanced Table Configuration
Improved interface within the Analysis Grid makes working
with tables simpler and faster:
 Inline menu for column actions, like sorting, grouping,
filtering and aggregates are 1-click away
 Better grouping of actions in the toolbar
 Control location of totals (top or bottom)
 Control colors of data series for crosstab comparison
 Expanded data alignment options
 Expanded data formatting options for currency, date, time
 Expanded data display options like bar gauges and cell
2. New and Enhanced Data Visualizations and Interactivity
Logi Info’s ever expanding and modernized data visualization library brings clarity and insights to data for faster
data investigation and comprehension.
New and Updated Data Visualizations:
Expanded and modernized chart types represent bring clarity to data:
 Arc Gauge: Simple to understand data visual depicting
actual and target values with accompanying color codes.
This gauge displays numbers in a modern web manner for
an easy-to-read style in operational dashboards.
 Javascript Gauges: The major gauge styles in Logi Info –
the bullet gauge and the balloon gauge – are now available
as Javascript gauges. These gauges use a small spatial
footprint but maximize information clarity, and the
Javascript incarnation emphasizes smooth animation and
resizing with a modern feel.
 Javascript maps: Logi Info’s animated maps now use
Javascript instead of Flash, allowing them to be used in
mobile devices.
Simpler Interactivity
Drills and smart hints make investigating and selecting data quick and easy:
 Group drill-through support in Canvas Charts
Canvas charts have been enhanced to support the group
drill-through element to allow a click-through view of data in
an automatically generated tabular report. The Drill-through
column element can be used to further customize the
appearance of the drilled report.
 Input elements improvements
A placeholder attribute in Input elements permits report
designers to provide a caption that gives end users a hint
or expected text inside the input box, making the input
interface easier for them to use. The Input Text field also
supports getting data from a datalayer and using it as an
auto complete feature, where options are provided to end
users as they type text. This gives end users a modern
search interface to find the specific data entries they are
looking for.
Real-time charts
Logi Info’s Canvas Charts can handle data that is real or nearreal time. This makes these charts ideal for use in operational
dashboards and displays, where the data is continuously
The ability for charts to refresh without redrawing, giving a
smooth, real-time feel to charts in operational dashboards.
A RefreshSeriesTimer element that pulls data and updates
the chart based on a specified refresh interval.
Configurable chart time spans, so that time-based charts
display data for a defined time period.
A Javascript API that allows developers to refresh charts
by pushing updated data to the charts as needed.
The API includes methods to update the chart with data
from Logi Info Server or directly from the data source.
3. Performance Improvements
Logi Info introduces a new engine that parallelizes the execution of both data queries and dashboard panel
loading. This multi-threaded approach has shown in testing to improve performance by 2x -4x or more. Since
the engine operates in parallel, there is little performance lost when adding more data (queries) panels to a
Parallel Datalayer Execution
All datalayers requests execute in parallel allowing multiple
simultaneous queries to the data source which returns data
much more quickly. Significant performance improvements
are also seen in pages with input elements, data tables and
data lists.
Multi-Threaded Dashboard Panel Rendering and Loading
Dashboard panels render and load faster as dedicated
threads (reserved computing power) can execute in parallel.
Working in conjunction with the parallelized data queries, all
data requests and visualizations can operate independently
of each other for optimal performance
4. Secure, Group Sharing and Self-Service Reporting Module Enhancements
The Logi Info Self-Service Reporting Module has been enhanced to allow business users to share any content
they create with both groups of users as well as individual users. The module also has been updated to support
both IBM DB2 and Amazon Redshift as data sources available for analysis.
Secure, Sharing with Groups
Individuals can share report or folders of reports with users
and/or groups securely, even in multi-tenant environments:
 Users can share their reports or folders of reports with
other users, as well as groups of users. The interface for
sharing shows both available users and groups, and
users can search on both.
 Once shared with a group, reports automatically show
up in the folders of the different users in the group in
read-only mode. Any changes to shared reports made
by their respective owners will reflect automatically to all
users in the group.
 Administrators have flexibility in defining groups, as well
as which users belong to which groups.
Support for DB2 and Redshift
Business users of Info’s Self Service Reporting Module can
now author new visualizations and reports from IBM DB2
and Amazon Redshift sources. This expands the list of
SSRM supported sources that also includes Oracle, SQL
Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL and Vertica.
5. Logi Studio Productivity Improvements
Logi Studio speeds up development with quicker creation and configuration of charts and tables, expands
flexibility to be a data provider for third party JSON data consumers, and improves developer productivity by
enhancing source control with third party source code control repositories.
Data Service Definitions
Logi Info becomes a data provider for third party
components and applications, leveraging Logi Info’s vast
data connectivity capabilities:
Logi Info provides data in both JSON and JSONP
Integrate with and create custom applications with
third-party data consumers, such as jQuery
components, chart components or any other consumer
that can handle JSON formats.
Report Author productivity improvements
Logi Studio makes it easier to share code, troubleshoot
and maintain Logi applications with multiple developers
and administrators:
Improved display of debug data: The layout and
format of the XML data displayed in the debug page
has been updated to give it a cleaner, more formatted
look, enabling report developers to quickly find the
information they need.
GIT and TFS friendly Studio output: An option to
make Studio output GIT and TFS friendly for storing
and sharing source files in multiple developer
environments. With this option, Logi Studio organizes
content in definition files so that each attribute of an
element is on a separate line, and SQL queries are
stored as they are written for faster development and
troubleshooting. There is also an option to convert all
files when turning on the Source Control friendly option.
Data Table Wizard
The data table wizard in Logi Studio has been upgraded to
provide an easy-to-use, interactive interface that allows
users to build both simple and complex tables.
Choose columns of interest from the query
Define calculations
Specify a sort
Create filters
Set up groupings
Define aggregates
Specify paging controls
All updates are seen immediately while the formal definition
comprised of elements is constructed in the background.
The definition file can be further refined and tuned as
desired with the full flexibility of Logi Studio.
Chart Wizard
The chart wizard in Logi Studio has been improved to a
live, interactive interface that allows users to see the charts
as they build them.
Immediately see a chart constructed from the data
set they have selected
Quickly preview various chart and gauge types for
the selected data
Create cross-tab charts
Further refine different settings in their chart, such
as stacking, grouping, relevance and display of
data values
All updates are seen immediately while the formal definition
comprised of elements is constructed in the background.
The definition file can be further refined and tuned as
desired with the full flexibility of Logi Studio.