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About 6 years ago
Hi Joop I agree, Data Manager is now dated because there hasn't been significant R&D investment in a while. It was tagged for "end-of-life" some years ago. I liked that it modeled "the world" in terms of dimensions and facts, unlike most ETL tools, which just think of…
About 6 years ago
Joop, I agree that Data Manager has been a great product. Just in case you, and others aren't aware, it reaches End-of-Support by IBM on Sept 30 2015 (this year). Version 10.1.0 was the last version to be released or supported. IBM has a program, I think, to help you…
Over 6 years ago
Note that effective of 10.2.2 Query Studio and Analysis Studio have been marked for "deprecation", meaning they will not be in future releases, but would be supported for a number of years in line with IBM's usual support policies. Workspace Advanced (for authoring) and…
Over 6 years ago
Regarding source code and environment management, there are some good thirty party add-on tools out there that solve this problem, and other problems such as large scale fine-grained security management. Check out MetaManager from Avnet Brightstar Partners (BSP) CI/PI…
Over 6 years ago
If you want to understand the performance of a single report or profile a set of reports then you need to use Cognos Performance Management Analysis (PMA). This is packaged with the Business Patterns offering and it used to be available on AnalyticsZone, but I don't see it…
Over 6 years ago
I have to dispute some of the comments above. I believe the above author's comments are outdated. Firstly, IBM Cognos has a great ROLAP offering in the form of Dynamic Cubes. Cognos Series 7 was a set of products most of which almost all were built in house. Cognos…
Over 6 years ago
In my experience performance is a function of design. Well designed solutions perform well, poorly designed solutions don't. For example a poorly designed data structure mapped to a DMR model in Framework Manager may not perform well. A well designed PowerCube (molap) can…
Almost 7 years ago
Can't say that I agree at all Mr Breedlove. If you are discussing PowerCubes then they have well-known limitations e.g., (recommended parent child relationship count) and best practices. I certainly wouldn't describe these as hard-to-manage. I see people trying to build…

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I help clients understand the business performance of their own organization, even more clearly.
IT industry veteran (35+ years)
Formerly (IBM) Cognos BI Product Management, among other things