IBM Cognos Scalability Issues

Jay Bockstoce
Cognos BI Developer at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We encountered a scalability issue, but it has been addressed. With Active Reports, the size of the data and complexity of our model combined with the size of our audience led to an additional month of development. Ultimately, the Active Reports were generating far more queries than expected when bursting. In some cases, they produced temp space issues. Most of these issues were mitigated through aggregation, indexing, and partitioning. We were able to streamline the Active Reports in the process which helped to a degree. The biggest gain, from what we understand, will be seen when we are enabling DQM. This is planned for 2017. View full review »
PaulMendelson
Cognos Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Cognos presents interesting scaling opportunities. Additional servers can be loaded and unloaded as needed, and there are many ways of routing report runs. For larger organizations, it's possible to optimize report runs by having one branch of an organization always run reports from a single server. View full review »
Debbie Rhine
Senior BI Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The product is very scalable and can support thousands of end users. HUGE companies are using this product. View full review »
Joop Moerkens
BI Engineer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
No issues encountered. View full review »
ManagingPartner380
Managing Partner, Lead Business Intelligence Consultant at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
Scalability depends on the scalability of the source database system and the BI system, as well. Cognos BI can be scaled well, but the scalability of the source database system is more important in most cases, especially when a huge amount of data should be reported/analysed. View full review »
Matt C Harris
Managing Partner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I have not encountered any scalability issues. View full review »
Warren Thrush
Cognos Consultant (Contract) at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
There are no issues with scaling this product to a large number of users. The technical architecture is such that scaling is handled easily. View full review »
Asha Shankar Lakshumanan
DWH/Cognos Project Lead at Syntel Inc @ Mercedes Benz USA
Nick Rosario
Sr Programmer Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
I have not encountered any scalability issues. View full review »
Jonathan Mc Knight
Business Intelligence Manager at Mspark
We have not had to scale yet. View full review »
Pietro Noli
Founder, Owner and CEO at a tech company with 51-200 employees
I have never encountered any scalability issues. The product easily scales very well. View full review »
TLBizAnalytics511
Team Lead, BI and Analytics at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
I did not encounter any issues with scalability. Cognos is very good at scaling. View full review »
Lou Zunin
Senior Consultant with 501-1,000 employees
With the proper end-user training and internal support, the product seems to scale well. As stated before, it fits the category/need of an “enterprise” business intelligence platform very well. View full review »
Gill Staniland
Data Strategist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We have not encountered any scalability issues. The architecture is scalable via the use of separate gateways and dispatchers, and can be scaled to include many servers across multiple locations. View full review »
Suraj Neupane
Cognos Developer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Cognos has different licensing models. PVU license limits CPU and there is need to add that for more users. View full review »
Anupama Matta
Project Leader at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
I have not encountered any scalability issues. Cognos is very scalable. We could have a distributed installation (which we are already using) with multiple content managers and application tier components; we have never faced scalability issues. View full review »
BizSystemAnalyst824
Business System Analyst at a Consumer Goods with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have not encountered any scalability issues. View full review »
Matthew Gardner
Cognos Consultant at a software R&D company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have not encountered any scalability issues. View full review »
Pavan Kumar Maddali
Technical Lead Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have not encountered any scalability issues. View full review »
Cheyenne Guillois
Cognos Consultant at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have not encountered any scalability issues. I put a lot of thought and effort into report run times. The biggest problems with scalability are usually with concurrency, so I endeavor to limit this. View full review »
Sohil Ashraf
Cognos & OBIEE Business Intelligence Consultant at a pharma/biotech company with 51-200 employees
I have not encountered any scalability issues. You can install other software and this product can integrate with it – for example, Cognos Metrics, Mobile, PowerPlay and Transformer. This product can also integrate with IBM FileNet, WebSphere, Cognos Data Manager, and MS SharePoint 2010 and 2013. View full review »
ManagerBI823
Manager, Business Intelligence at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have not encountered any scalability issues. Cognos scales very easily and we have several options for scaling the environment. View full review »
HeadBizAnalytics463
Head of Business Analytics, Operations at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have not encountered any scalability issues. View full review »
Sue Meyer
Senior Business Intelligence Consultant at Aspen Associates
Once the users are trained on the product, everyone wants to use it, so it’s best when defining your in-house server or cloud that you incorporate future needs. View full review »
Mike Bernaiche
Business Analytics Coach at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
It is an extremely scalable product, across all distributed platforms. View full review »
Brian Andrews
Solutions Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
PowerCubes has limits and thresholds. Developers need to be aware of these when designing a cube, and take into consideration the cube performance versus the physical size. Report Studio for operational reporting against relational data sources is very dependent on the underlying database performance and the design of your metadata model in Framework Manager. Report designers and modelers must analyze the generated SQL and tune the Framework Model and reports. View full review »
Nicolas Fontan
Senior Business Intelligence consultant, freelance at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
There have been no scalability issues. The product is perfectly designed for smaller companies to multi-national companies. The server architecture must be designed accordingly, but it's easy to upscale by adding servers. View full review »
Consultant741
IBM Cognos Instructor and Consultant at a tech company with 51-200 employees
I have not encountered any scalability issues. View full review »
Jeff Chrisler
Business Intelligence Specialist at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
We have not encountered any scalability issues. View full review »
AssocDirector352
Associate Director at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have encountered scalability issues, depending on the hardware that the system runs on. View full review »
Romeo Felix Isfan
IBM Cognos Consultant at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
I did not find any scalability issues so far. View full review »
SrTechConsultant704
Senior Technical Consultant - Analytics at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
I encountered scalability issues when different users are querying at the same time or if one user is running a big report involving large query (SQL). View full review »
it_user416913
Group Reporting Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have not encountered any scalability issues. View full review »
SenRpt3074
IT Manager Information Communication Technology with 501-1,000 employees
Very good. We've been able to add more systems to it and it has no performance problems. We've recently got some guys to rejig it and we've got a lot more performance out of it. We're very pleased. It's clearly an enterprise product. View full review »
SrCognosDev925
Senior Cognos Analyst Developer at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We did not encounter any scalability issues. As long as you are following the guidelines set by IBM you should be ok. View full review »
CognosDev415
Cognos BI Architect/ Developer at a real estate/law firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have had no scalability issues. View full review »
Moudipa S
Associate Consultant at a university with 501-1,000 employees
There were no issues in regards to the scalability. View full review »
BIConsultant512
Cognos - BI Consultant / Tech Lead at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I did not encounter any issues with scalability. View full review »
Susan Ma
Sr Consultant at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
I have not encountered any scalability issues. The product is built to be an enterprise solution. View full review »
SrCognosDev095
Sr Cognos Developer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I did not encounter any issues with scalability. View full review »
it_user5220
Senior Manager of IT at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have not encountered any scalability issues. View full review »
SrCognosBIDev517
Sr Cognos BI Developer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
I did not encounter any issues with scalability. View full review »
Jan van Otten
Business Reporting Engineer (Contracter) with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have never encountered any scalability issues. View full review »
Michael Bays
Database application specialist at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
I have not had any scalability issues. View full review »
Carlos Mardinotto Junior
BI Expert at Business Intelligence | DW Consultant | Data Science | Scrum
No, scalability its very easy View full review »
PrincipalSWEng785
Prinicipal Software Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
I encountered scalability issues while reporting across multiple data sources. View full review »
Abhishek Dandekar
Business Technology Associate Consultant at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
No scalability issues. Scaling is fairly straightforward. View full review »
Igor Korelic PhD
Partner, CTO, CBIP, BI Solutions Arhitect with 11-50 employees
The product offers enough capabilities for a proper scalable setup. View full review »
SrConsultant671
Senior Consultant - IBM SPM Cognos Solution Specialist at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
I've encountered issues where calculation runs took upwards of six hours because of data storage and build issues. View full review »
Simon Howard
MIS & Development Manager at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
I have not encountered any scalability issues. View full review »
Kleber Vieira
Business Intelligence Consultant at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have not encountered any scalability issues. View full review »
Zohaib Qureshi
Continuous Auditing Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
No scalability issues, but the data retrieval times of live data can be horrible. View full review »
Mahesh Kanderi
Cognos Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is good. We did not encounter any issues. View full review »
BizAnalyticsConsultant798
Business Analytics Cognos Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I have not encountered any scalability issues. View full review »
Marcel Bergmans
Business Intelligence Specialist / Information - Business Analyst / Cognos BI Specialist at a local government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is fine. I never came across any major issues View full review »
Marcelo Abe
Senior Development Manager - Innovation - ERP Protheus with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have not encountered any scalability issues. View full review »
Paul Desmond
Analytics Specialist at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have not encountered any scalability issues. View full review »
SalesSpecialist532
Sales Specialist with 51-200 employees
I have not encountered any scalability issues. View full review »
Artour Aslanian
BI Architect/Cognos Solution Architect/ETL Design Architect at a media company with 201-500 employees
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AnkitShah
Principal Consultant at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have not encountered any scalability issues. View full review »
Sudha Mad
Sr. Director with 1-10 employees
Scalability is okay. View full review »

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