BI defined as Business Intelligence
BI refers to technologies application and practices for
the collection integration, analysis and presentation
of business information
Business intelligence tools are a type of application
software designed to retrieve, analyze and report data
for business intelligence. The tools generally read data
that have been previously stored, often, though not
necessarily, in a data warehouse or data mart.
To support better, improved and more efficient Decision
BI systems provide historical, current, and predictive
views of business operations.,
BI system information from Uses data that has been
gathered into a data warehouse or data mart.
Reporting and querying software: tools that extract,
sort, summarize, and present selected data
OLAP: Online analytical processing
Business performance management
Local information systems
IBM's purchase of Cognos and other business
intelligence software vendors was a step in
establishing IBM as a BI "megavendor" (along with
Oracle, Microsoft, and SAP).
Due to many consolidations in the BI industry, there
are only a few independent "pure-play" vendors
remaining (SAS and Micro Strategy being the largest).
Hyperion from Oracle Corporation & Business Object
Cognos is Business Intelligence software that
enables users to extract data, analyze it, and then
Cognos is a web-based enterprise reporting solution.
Cognos allows you to gather data from various storage
locations and assemble the data into a personalized
IBM acquired Cognos (Jan 2008) ,Cognos name
continues to be applied to IBM's line of business
intelligence and performance management products
The software is designed to enable business users
without technical knowledge to extract corporate
data, analyze it and assemble reports.
Cognos product for the individuals, workgroups
department, midsize & large enterprise.
Cognos software is designed to help everyone in your
organization make the decisions that achieve better
business outcomes—for now and in the future
More than 23,000 customers in over 135 countries so
they in market
Cognos Connection (the web portal for IBM Cognos
BI. It is the starting point for the browser-based access
to all functions provided with the suite. With the help
of this, content can be searched in the form of reports,
scorecards and agents.
Report Studio (Professional report authoring tool
formatted for the web)
Query Studio (Ad hoc report authoring tool with
instant data preview)
Analysis Studio (Explore multi-dimensional cube data
to answer business questions)
Time-consuming and cumbersome presentation of
IBM Cognos 8 BI provides a more time efficient, concise
and clear method of reporting financial data to support
better, improved, more efficient Decision Making.
IBM Cognos 8 BI, initially launched in September 2005,
combined the features of several previous products,
including ReportNet, PowerPlay, Metrics Manager,
NoticeCast, and DecisionStream.
IBM Cognos Express BI, launched in 2008 for mid
IBM Cognos 10 BI , launched in October 2010, it bring
together social collaboration &analytics for business
users for single user ,user-friendly ,online through
mobile, such as ipad,iphone,etc..
When a report has multiple formats or languages,
when a report has a delivery method of save, print, or
email, and when a report is burst.
Hypertext markup language (.html)
Adobe portable document format (.pdf)
Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (.xls or .xlsx)
Delimited text (.csv)
Extensible markup language (.xml)
If you are the owner of a report or have the necessary
permissions, you can specify the default format for
No software loaded onto user machines
Web address provided via Management Reporting
website or email
User Login setup
Request for Cognos access available via MR website or
Users will be setup within Cognos with using existing
UTSA Login ID & Password
Infrastructure organizer for Cognos: security,
administration, metadata and portal.
A single store of related information containing a
number of Data Elements. Also referred to simply as a
Your security is based on permission to view selected
data within your individual account, and roles to
which you belong. Cognos supports the union of
Consumer Consumers can read and execute reports in Cognos
based on security. Consumers can also interact with
prompts, and define output reports to other formats
such as PDF and CSV. This is the most widely spread
role/user in Cognos.
Query User Query Users have the same access permissions as
Consumers. They can also use Cognos Query Studio to
create ad hoc queries, simple reports, and charts.
Report Author Authors have the same access permissions as Query
Users. They can also use Cognos Report Studio which
provides the ability to create sophisticated, richly
formatted reports and charts with complex prompts
Data Modeler Data Modelers create packages that define a subset of
data that is relevant to an intended group of users.
Followings are they advantage of Cognos:
IBM Cognos BI is secured by setting permissions and
enabling user authentication.
When anonymous access is enabled, you can use IBM
Cognos BI without authenticating as a specific user.
In IBM Cognos BI, administrators define permissions
so that users can access functionality. For example, to
edit a report using IBM Cognos Report Studio, you
must have the appropriate security and licensing
In addition, each entry in IBM Cognos Connection is
secured to define who can read, edit, and run the entry
Firefox 3.6 Windows / OS X/UNIX/Linux Compatible
Firefox 3.5 Windows / OS X/UNIX/Linux Active
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 Windows Active
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 Windows Active
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 SP2 Windows XP
It Support all Operation system (platform
independent) such as Linux,Unix,Solarix,Windows
H/w Process Pentium and above and more than 1GB
Cognos training provide across India Most of they
center in Bangalore city.
In Chennai Course fee around 10,000 and above and
duration as 40 hours. Such center as Green Tech