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Convergence Consulting Group presents RAVE, Rapidly Adaptive Visualization Engine at the IBM Cognos Central Florida User Group Meeting.

What is RAVE? How do I use RAVE Visualizations? How do I install RAVE Visualizations? How do I modify an existing RAVE Visualization?

Demos include: Active Reports with RAVE Visualizations, Building a report in Cognos Workspace with RAVE, Visualization objects, Importing a RAVE Visualization into, Cognos and using it in a report and Updating an existing RAVE Visualization

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  • 1. IBM RAVE – Rapidly Adaptive Visualization Engine Cognos User Group Discussion Presented by Scott Fairbanks April 24th, 2014
  • 2. • The Value of Data Visualizations • Overview of RAVE • What is it? • How do I use RAVE Visualizations? • How do I install RAVE Visualizations? • How do I modify an existing RAVE Visualization? • Demos • Active Reports with RAVE Visualizations • Building a report in Cognos Workspace with RAVE Visualization objects • Importing a RAVE Visualization into Cognos and using it in a report • Updating an existing RAVE Visualization Agenda
  • 3. Anscombe’s Quartet was constructed by statistician Francis Anscombe in 1973 How do I interpret this data? Statistical Properties: • Mean • Variance • Correlation • Linear Regression * Anscombe, F. J. (1973). "Graphs in Statistical Analysis". American Statistician The same across all four datasets! Value of Data Visualizations
  • 4. * Anscombe, F. J. (1973). "Graphs in Statistical Analysis". American Statistician Value of Data Visualizations Anscombe’s Quartet
  • 5. Value of Data Visualizations • Graphs should be telling a story that people understand • Choose the best way to convey the message of the story
  • 6. Value of Data Visualizations
  • 7. Value of Data Visualizations Here’s an example of a real life situation explained by a visualization:
  • 8. Value of Data Visualizations
  • 9. Value of Data Visualizations • Wordle.net was created by Jonathon Feinberg, which he now owns and operates for non-commercial purposes • “a toy for generating ‘word clouds’ from text that you provide.”
  • 10. Value of Data Visualizations RAVE Visualization created using Cognos
  • 11. Overview of RAVE What is RAVE? • RAVE stands for Rapidly Adaptive Visualization Engine, which is an IBM technology that drives data visualizations using a JavaScript grammar based language called JSON • JavaScript Object Notation • Simpler than XML • Better suited to data-interchange • Lightweight, less grammar What is JSON?
  • 12. Overview of RAVE • The Visualization object became available with Cognos version 10.2 • New chart types • Updates to existing chart types • Improved animation and interactivity • Visualization customizer application • Charts can be added into solution without waiting for Cognos release
  • 13. How do I use Visualizations? • From a user’s perspective, RAVE Visualizations are seamlessly integrated into Cognos Reports (show comparisons)
  • 14. From a developer’s perspective, using a Visualizations is simply picking another tool in the toolbox How do I use Visualizations?
  • 15. How do I use Visualizations?
  • 16. How do I use Visualizations? Functionality is similar to standard chart object
  • 17. How do I use Visualizations? Demo: Look at Visualization object in Report Studio
  • 18. How do I install Visualizations? Download new visualizations from AnalyticsZone.com
  • 19. • New Library tab in the Admin panel (Cognos 10.2) How do I install Visualizations? • New “Library Administrators” role
  • 20. How do I install Visualizations? From Library tab, click “Import Visualizations…” and browse for the file
  • 21. How do I install Visualizations? Now the new Visualization is available for the developer.
  • 22. How do I update a Visualization?
  • 23. How do I update a Visualization?
  • 24. How do I update a Visualization?
  • 25. How do I update a Visualization?
  • 26. How do I update a Visualization?
  • 27. Demo: Updating a visualization in the editor How do I update a Visualization?
  • 28. Questions? twitter.com/ccgbi www.ccgBI.com 813.968.3238 info@ccgBI.com