IBM Cognos BI v10.2 Administration Essentials by Khalid Mehmood Awan

By Khalid Mehmood Awan

Explore the facility and scalability of IBM Cognos BI to accomplish potent functionality management


  • Apply drill-through definition function to various components of Cognos BI
  • Manage person profiles and consumer Interface Profiles
  • Full of step by step reasons on the entire regimen Cognos BI projects of an administrator

In Detail

IBM Cognos BI v10.2 is a complicated suite of industrial intelligence instruments that empower a company with quite a lot of features to devise, layout, boost, deal with studies, research, and layout dashboards to convey potent company intelligence techniques. This booklet fairly specializes in realizing the management facets of handling a Cognos BI environment.

This fast moving advisor gives you functional hands-on adventure of the entire helpful positive aspects to manage an IBM Cognos setting. The publication starts off by way of giving you a close rationalization of administering the servers' setting, coping with content material and making a drill-through definition. in addition, this publication also will assist you to spot security measures, practice logging and auditing, video display functionality, customise visual appeal of Cognos, and extra to assist make your Cognos setting safe and reliable.

The booklet introduces you to the hot positive aspects of Cognos BI, to spotlight the executive functions provided by way of the most recent free up of the IBM Cognos 10 suite of BI instruments. It then takes you thru IBM Cognos BI's structure and parts, whereas offering a close clarification of a few of the center components of Cognos BI management. The publication supplies sensible motives on enforcing vital positive factors corresponding to growing and deploying the drill-through characteristic, safety method functionality, hold content material, deal with consumer profiles and person Interface Profiles, and so forth. certainly, IBM Cognos BI v10.2 management necessities should be your crucial consultant to Cognos BI Administration.

What you are going to research from this book

  • Create and discover drill-through feature/definition
  • Manage the IBM Cognos BI Server components
  • Get to grips with Cognos management Portal
  • Customize your Cognos environment.
  • Troubleshoot matters with logging
  • Use audit logs and stories with Cognos BI
  • Explore a variety of points of content material auditing
  • Get brought to Cognos cellular & Multi-tenancy, of the major new positive aspects of IBM Cognos BI 10.2
  • Identify tenancy information
  • Understand the safe positive factors, functionalities, and services of IBM Cognos BI


A sensible and fast paced consultant, with step by step factors to provide you the entire info you must understand the ability of Cognos BI Administration.

Who this e-book is written for

If you're a Cognos BI administrator or architect, this is often the ebook for you. you want to have uncomplicated wisdom of databases and enterprise intelligence. you furthermore mght have to be acquainted with Cognos BI and should have labored in any element of reviews studio, modelling or maps, to get the simplest out of this book.

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Cognos Report Studio In order to develop and create professional reports, this studio is available with a bundle of options. Authors have access to this studio. Cognos Analysis Studio The Analysis Studio is used for detailed analysis and dimensioning extensive OLAP. It is fast and needs dimension tables to be created first. Cognos Event Studio The Event Studio is used to create agents that monitor a particular event to trigger before some work is done. Cognos Metric Studio Custom score cards may be created in Metric Studio.

IBM Cognos Application Firewall helps the Cognos BI environment to secure any unwanted access to the system. Its task is to validate XML and web requests. The options related to the firewall are visible in the following screenshot: Data Access The third section under the Explorer pane is Data Access. The services and features related to Content Manager (if installed on this server) appear when Content Manager clicked on. There is also another option to save the report outputs to a filesystem. The following screenshot shows the options: The content store database settings will appear as soon as the user clicks on the entry under Content Manager.

2 BI architecture is separated into the following three tiers: Web server (gateways)Applications (dispatcher and Content Manager)Data (reporting/querying the database, content store, metric store) Web server – gateways The user starts a web session with Cognos to connect to the IBM Cognos Connection's web-based interface/application using the web browser (Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox are the currently supported browsers). This web request is sent to the web server where the Cognos gateway resides.

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