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What are Spaces?

August 16, 2019

Dr. Dorothea Walter Dr. Dorothea Walter
Dorothea is a Solution & Product Marketing Senior Specialist and Instructional Designer at SAP.

Spaces are virtual workspaces for an individual or a group of users for data modeling, data integration, and story dashboard building. They are isolated and can be assigned quotas for available disc space, CPU usage, runtime hours, and memory usage.

In the menu on the Home Page, the Administrator can easily manage the Spaces, assign new users and remote sources to specific Spaces. These users then, can be configured as Space Administrators or Space Developers. The Administrator can also deactivate or suspend Spaces, when for instance a workspace becomes obsolete or redundant.

In this screen shot, for example, the Administrator created spaces for the Global Team, Marketing, HR, and so on. Within the spaces, only authorized members are able to change or add content. Only the Space Owner is allowed to add members to the specific space.

Spaces can be marked as sandbox or productive business Spaces. Productive spaces have a strict set of security regulations such as an approval workflow for new users.

You’ll see that each Space tile gives us information on how much storage and computing space it consumes, the costs to date and projected costs, as well as the amount of members in the Space, amount of established connections, and the number of data models made.

By the way: when the Space has a green sidebar, it is actively being used. The blue sidebar means that the Space is in hibernation, it is deactivated. Spaces that are not being used, can be put into hibernation mode in order to save the company compute resources.

If you want to find out how to create Spaces, click here.