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Enterprise reporting with Rational and non-Rational products. ...

Enterprise reporting with Rational and non-Rational products.

This segment will discuss and demonstrate the benefits of using the Rational Insight solution for enterprise reporting from Rational and non-Rational data sources. One section will cover Insight’s flexibility and how it can leverage different data source integration methods such as REST and ODBC, to extract data not just from Rational products such as Requisite Pro and but also non-Rational and open source products such as Hudson, Bugzilla, Sonar, and Excel. Another section will cover the benefits of compiling all of this disparate data in an automated fashion from various data sources into one Insight dashboard view, which provides an organization with a higher level of visibility and detail into their software development projects and activities. A final section will cover best practices and overall benefits of implementing one unified reporting solution with Insight across an entire organization, showing the time, effort, and financial savings.

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  • The IBM Rational InsightReporting SolutionEnterprise Reporting with IBM Rationaland Non-Rational productsJune 6th, 2011Marc J. NehmeRational Reporting Engineer, Unleash The Labsmjnehme@us.ibm.comPPM-1288 June 5–9 Orlando, Florida
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Agenda  Key Takeaways  Reporting Challenges  What is Rational Insight?  Integration  Compiling your data  Demo  The Rational Insight Reporting Solution  Questions2 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation What Youll Learn 1) Rational Insights ability to provide clear and concise metrics and visibility from your organizations various data sources and tool sets via automation 2) Rational Insights open architecture and flexibility with product integrations, both Rational and non-Rational 3) Rational Insight best practices and overall benefits as a universal reporting solution3 © 2011 IBM Corporation View slide
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Reporting Challenges  Organizational process/unity  Different departments, different processes  Roll-up of data doesnt compare well  Lack of visibility into organization metrics  Various disparate data sources  Individual product reporting  Lack of functionality/customization  Training & Resources  $$$4 © 2011 IBM Corporation View slide
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Reporting Challenges  No structure for data capture / reporting process  Manual process  Inaccurate / unreliable data  Level of effort / Time consuming  $$$  Outdated metrics5 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation What is Rational Insight?  IBM Rational’s Performance Measurement Offering  An Enterprise Reporting solution that gets consistent metrics from across an organization to objectively measure status and progress  Measure program, project, and team-level progress against pre- defined business objectives  Multiple views of an organization’s goals  Identify high-priority items  Report & Dashboard elements6 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Key Benefits  Increased Transparency  Increased Reliability  Cross-product reporting  Trending & history (DW model)  Real-time data (Live model)  Custom dashboards  OOTB Reports  Web-based tool7 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Architecture  Based on Cognos 8 BI platform, industry proven technology  Leverages web architecture  Data Integration  REST architecture (adapter)  REST (native)  Direct DB access  Generic XML  Very open architecture and wide-range compatibility8 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Rational Insight – The Enterprise Reporting Solution Architecture Change Requirements Management Management Configuration Management Management Project Build Management Management Portfolio Quality Management Management REST API - native REST API – adapter XML ODBC XML – ODBC Mapping | DB Access DataStream DataStream Reporting Server Extract, Transform, Load Data Warehouse Self Service Report Authoring CxO Process Lead Project Manager9 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Integration with Rational Insight10 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation The Rational Insight Flow JIRA 1 O D 2 XDC Your Dashboard B C EXCEL 3 ETL X DataStream M L Reporting DataStream RQM 5 R 4 Framework E S T11 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Integrating a Data Source with Insight  REST Service (adapter) – uses Insight Data Services  Ex: Rational RequisitePro, Rational ClearQuest, HP Quality Center  REST Service (native) – uses point products REST service  Ex: Rational Quality Manager, Rational FocalPoint  Generic XML  XML documents  ODBC – direct database access  Ex: JIRA, Microsoft Excel ➔ Wide-range compatibility ➔ Leverages web architecture12 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Integrating a Data Source with Insight REST Service  Adapter - Uses an adapter (set of java classes) that plugs into the Insight Data Services REST API, which then integrates with the point product API  Native - Uses point products native REST service  IBM Rational XML Data Configuration tool Points to the Insight Data Services Server OR the data sources REST interface Adapter Schema Database13 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Integrating a Data Source with Insight REST Service  Expose source data from point product schema and map to relational table columns14 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Integrating a Data Source with Insight ODBC  Must catalog the remote database or add the ODBC data source as System DSN on the Insight Server DB2 database Excel data file15 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Integrating a Data Source with Insight ODBC  Access the point product database directly from IBM Cognos Data Manager16 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Compiling Your Data into Rational Insight17 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation JIRA The Rational Insight Flow 1 O 2 XDC Your Dashboard D B C EXCEL 3 ETL X DataStream M L Reporting DataStream RQM 5 R 4 Framework E S T18 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Compiling You Data into Rational Insight XML Data Configuration  Expose data and define mapping templates  Define one xdc file per data source ETL DataSources19 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation JIRA The Rational Insight Flow 1 O D 2 XDC Your Dashboard B C EXCEL X 3 ETL DataStream M L Reporting DataStream RQM 5 R 4 Framework E S T20 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Compiling You Data into Rational Insight The ETL Process – Extract, Transform, Load  A process that extracts data from your data source(s), transforms the data to meet operational needs, and loads that data into a data warehouse DataStream DataStream EXTRACT TRANSFORM LOAD21 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Compiling You Data into Rational Insight Extract, Transform, Load data via Data Manager Load F Extract R AX MD EC W O R K Transform22 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation JIRA The Rational Insight Flow 1 O D 2 XDC Your Dashboard B C EXCEL 3 ETL X DataStream M L Reporting DataStream RQM 5 R 4 Framework E S T23 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Compiling You Data into Rational Insight Map the Data Warehouse data to a framework via Framework Manager  Map your data to a framework  Publish package R ED PW O R T I N G24 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation JIRA The Rational Insight Flow 1 O D 2 XDC Your Dashboard B C EXCEL 3 ETL X DataStream M L Reporting DataStream RQM 5 R 4 Framework E S T25 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Compiling Your Data into Rational Insight Create / Run Reports26 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation www.ibm.com/software/rational27 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation TopologyOracle JIRA server ReqPro server Insight Insight Report Server Insight Data Services ETL ServerDB2 RQM server Excel data DB2 DW, Content Store28 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation The Rational Insight Reporting Solution29 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation The Rational Insight Reporting Solution Challenges Addressed  Improved visibility across organization  Identify high priority items  Unified solution across an organization  Process improvement (data capturing)  Roll-up of data will be relative  Users have a central location where metrics are accessible  Web-based tool  View, run, create reports and dashboards  Stakeholders can access on demand  One reporting product to learn (save $ on training and resources)30 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation The Rational Insight Reporting Solution Challenges Addressed  Live metrics  On-Demand reports  Cross-product reports  Highly customizable solution  Multiple views/levels or metrics  Industry proven BI platform  Automated solution  Increased reliability  Time/effort savings $31 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Other Benefits of Rational Insight Out of the Box Collateral  XML data mappings  ETL fact builds, dimension builds, jobs  Framework Manager projects  Data Warehouse structure  Reports and Dashboards32 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation The Rational Insight Reporting Solution Best Practices and Lessons Learned  Utilize the OOTB collateral to avoid rework and/or leverage it as a guide – significant time savings  Understand the OOTB fact and dimension builds (in Data Manager) and what they do – avoids rework  Review the the OOTB DW tables – during development, you’ll be familiar with the tables and columns captured33 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation The Rational Insight Reporting Solution Best Practices and Lessons Learned  Identify a minimum of two people to own/manage the deployment  Developer role – Back end work: product integration, data extraction, data transformation, Data Warehouse loading, Data modeling  Report Author – Front end work: Dashboard/report designs, everything the end user will see34 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation The Rational Insight Reporting Solution Best Practices and Lessons Learned  Prior to extraction, understand the basics of the data source’s purpose, what it is capturing, and its schema35 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation The Rational Insight Reporting Solution Best Practices and Lessons Learned  Leverage the versatile integration capabilities of Insight – REST, ODBC, XML  Integrating with Excel can be helpful and painless if crucial data is stored in xls sheets and is needed to be reported on in Insight  Create tables in Excel sheet, integrate with Insight via ODBC driver, business as usual36 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation www.ibm.com/software/rational37 © 2011 IBM Corporation
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  • The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation www.ibm.com/software/rational © Copyright IBM Corporation 2011. All rights reserved. The information contained in these materials is provided for informational purposes only, and is provided AS IS without warranty of any kind, express or implied. IBM shall not be responsible for any damages arising out of the use of, or otherwise related to, these materials. Nothing contained in these materials is intended to, nor shall have the effect of, creating any warranties or representations from IBM or its suppliers or licensors, or altering the terms and conditions of the applicable license agreement governing the use of IBM software. References in these materials to IBM products, programs, or services do not imply that they will be available in all countries in which IBM operates. Product release dates and/or capabilities referenced in these materials may change at any time at IBM’s sole discretion based on market opportunities or other factors, and are not intended to be a commitment to future product or feature availability in any way. IBM, the IBM logo, Rational, the Rational logo, Telelogic, the Telelogic logo, and other IBM products and services are trademarks of the International Business Machines Corporation, in the United States, other countries or both. Other company, product, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.39 © 2011 IBM Corporation