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FYI Solutions Blog: Archived by cognos

Nov 19, 2014

Make the Most of the New IBM Cognos Information Distribution License

Authors: Jeff Busch and Joe Rodriguez As part of their Cognos licensing evolution, IBM has created a new license entitlement called Information Distribution. Information Distribution users inherit the capabilities of the former Remote Recipient users, but also gain some additional […]

Nov 07, 2014

Cognos Report Studio: Performance in Multidimensional Reporting

Author: Jason Apwah Reports based on cubes can perform really well or really, really poorly. If the performance is somewhere in between, then chances are it has failed because it has neither fully met performance goals nor fully met reporting […]

Jul 16, 2014

The Value of Early Prototyping

Author:  Kevin Jacquier I recently joined a project that just baffled my mind with respect to the amount of time and resources that had been spent prior to any true visual representation of the requirements and functionality.  Unfortunately, my peers and […]

Jun 19, 2014

IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration

Author: Kevin Jacquier IBM recently announced their new BLU Acceleration feature of IBM DB2.  BLU Stands for “Big Data, Lightning Fast, Ultra-Easy”.  This is a feature of IBM DB2 version 10.2, not a new product. Therefore, it requires minimal ramp […]

Feb 25, 2014

Cognos TM1: Process to Validate Dimension Structures

Author: Jason Apwah The process to create a proper multi-dimensional OLAP database includes the structural design of cube dimensions during the early stages. However, OLAP dimensions should be normalized. Although this prerequisite may sound rigid for a company’s existing data […]

Nov 19, 2013

Cognos TM1: Flexible Subset Creator without MDX

Author: Jason Apwah Real dynamic subsets are created by MDX (Multidimensional Expressions) and are very powerful. However, those subsets should not be used as sources for TI processes, if performance is a priority. This Flexible Subset Creator TI can update […]

Oct 18, 2013

How to add new TM1 Server instances into Cognos Express 10.1

IBM Cognos Express 10.1 has an embedded TM1 10.1 as its security source and OLAP data source. There is a TM1 server instance called CXMD go with TM1 server by default. The data files folder of this TM1 server instance […]

Oct 09, 2013

Do we need Social Media Analytics?

Social media analytics is defined as the practice of gathering data from blogs, social media, websites and analyzing that data to make better business decisions. The most common use of social media analytics is to mine customer sentiment in order […]

Sep 17, 2013

Advanced Visualization Dashboards

Analytics Dashboards have been an integral corporate BI strategy as they are used to present key performance indicators (KPI) in an actionable, visual framework. Traditional dashboard views comprise gauges, levers, pie charts, bar charts, and other visuals of the sort […]

Aug 09, 2013

Flexible Date Reporting within IBM Cognos: Part 2

Presentation By: Kevin Jacquier Part 2 of the presentation details the actual solution and how it was implemented in IBM Cognos.  This solution was performed in IBM Cognos Express 10.1,  however it uses functionality that has been around since early […]