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COGNOS-AN IBM TOOL

COGNOS IS A REPORTING TOOL FROM IBM WHICH HELPS IN REPORTING AND ANALYSIS OF VARIOUS DATA FROM A DATA WAREHOUSE.

POINTS TO REMEMBER
 Cognos is IBM's business intelligence (BI) and performance

management software suite. The software is designed to enable business users without technical knowledge to extract corporate data, analyze it and assemble reports.  Cognos is composed of nearly three dozen software products. Because Cognos is built on open standards, the software products can be used with relational and multidimensional data sources from multiple vendors, including Microsoft, NCR Teradata, SAP and Oracle.

POINTS TO REMEMBER
 The Cognos 8 BI suite, which was first introduced in 2005,

is IBM’s leading performance management software. Cognos 8 BI’s capabilities include reporting, analysis, dashboarding and scorecards, delivered through a webbased service-oriented architecture (SOA).  In October 2010, IBM released Cognos 10, which integrates Cogos with other IBM products, including SPSS Predictive Analytics and Lotus Connect. Cognos 10 comes with mobile capability, allowing users to access a complete version of Cognos from mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.

IBM’S OTHER PRODUCTS
 IBM also offers Cognos Express, which is designed for

small to mid-sized companies. The Express edition allows companies to utilize the functions of Cognos 8 BI, while also adding planning, budgeting, and forecasting functions.  IBM’s Cognos products are used by over 23,000 companies around the world, and are consistently ranked in the “leaders” category of Gartner Magic Quadrants for Business Intelligence.

COGNOS ARCHITECHTURE
 It is basically a 3 tier architecture.

CONNECTIONS IN COGNOS
 Cognos Connection is the portal to ReportNet, the Web-

based reporting solution. The portal provides a single access point to all corporate data available in ReportNet.  You can use the portal to run reports that are available for public viewing as well as create reports and edit reports to satisfy your own requirements.  Administrators use the portal to administer servers, optimize performance, and set access permissions. They also use the portal for report administration, including scheduling reports and distributing reports.

USES OF COGNOS

 Cognos Connection is the portal interface to ReportNet, a


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Web application for creating and managing ad hoc and managed reports. Cognos portal is used to do the following actions. To view public reports To create and edit ad hoc reports To schedule and distribute reports To personalize the portal to meet your needs

ADVANTAGES

 Visualizes test results of Cognos BI installation components

and displays additional detailed information on each  Provides the means to run diagnostics tools such as IBM Cognos Dispatcher utility tool, IBM Cognos Content Manager Browser tool and IBM Content Manager Size tool  Helps you troubleshoot installation issues