Information on Demand/Business Analytics Forum 2012 – Las Vegas – IBM has announced the latest release of its leading IBM Cognos Business Intelligence software (v10.2). The latest innovations in the IBM Cognos family, designed to deliver analytics into the hands of everyone across an organization, offers improvements to user experience, performance and scale, and flexible deployment options.
Whether it’s individuals, workgroups or entire organizations, the IBM Cognos family (IBM Cognos Insight, IBM Cognos Express and IBM Cognos Enterprise) offers reporting, analysis, modeling, planning and collaboration to address the needs of business intelligence, performance management and business analytics initiatives.
The latest innovations include:
IBM Cognos Enterprise
IBM Cognos Enterprise takes traditional business intelligence and infuses performance management and personal analytics to create a solution that meet the requirements of both IT and the business.
Whether on the web, on a mobile device or on the desktop, IBM Cognos Enterprise equips business users with what they need to freely explore information, analyze key facts, quickly share and collaborate. Watch video below.
Get the Right Visualizations into the Game
Imagine trying to get a deeper understanding about a data set. Visualizations can be extremely useful, but which visualization is best? By removing random guessing, IBM Cognos Enterprise now includes a visualization coach to recommend the best one. The visualization coach looks at the data and recommends the best way to visualize the data. For example, it may recommend that data with a time series dimension be visualized as a line graph.
Meeting the Demands of Growing Data Volumes
IBM Cognos Enterprise now includes IBM CognosDynamic Cubes, an in-memory acceleration solution that provides lightening speed interactive analysis over terabytes of data.Cognos Dynamic Cubes allows users to maximize the value of its large data warehouse by offering granular views of what is contained in-memory, as well as specific controls to refresh data assets based on database loads. Read the Dynamic Cubes Q&A or download the Cognos Dynamic Cubes Red Book.
According to Molly Doyle, assistant director for IRM at the University of Colorado, "With Dynamic Cubes, our performance will continue to be fast even as our data volumes grow. In fact, an analysis task that took a full day will now take only minutes.”
Cognos Dynamic Cubes includes the intelligence to find the shortest path to the answer, using in-memory data assets when available, but is also able to connect to the database for detailed facts. And, the in-memory aggregates can be easily updated and tailored to improve performance for specific business needs – all without re-modeling.
Flexible Integration Across IBM Technologies
IBM Cognos Enterprise now includes deeper integration across more IBM solutions, including support for Linux and z/OS on zEnterprise and IBM InfoSphere BigInsights, which allows users to access massive amounts of data, including unstructured with linear scale.
IBM Cognos Insight
The latest version of IBM Cognos Insight includes intelligent and automatic mapping of source data, enhanced chart interactivity and tree maps, which is a new visualization that enables the display of large volumes of data and the comparison of multiple items simultaneously. Read this blog for more detail.
IBM also released IBM Cognos Insight Personal Edition, a free product for non-commercial use that allows anyone to easily import personal or business data from spreadsheets and comma separated value files (.csv), select visualizations of the data, drill down to discover trends, and more. IBM Cognos Insight Personal Edition is available from AnalyticsZone.
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