Cognos Analytics: Report Performance Details

Performance Details in Report In today's analytics environment, timeliness of data is important.  Along with timeliness, reports and analyses need to be swift.  With Cognos Analytics 11 R7 and higher, there is a feature within Report called Performance Details which helps authors determine if queries or visualizations need to be tuned to boost overall run…

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Cognos Analytics: Latitude and Longitude in Maps

Before the release of IBM Cognos Analytics 11 R8 on November 3rd 2018, the analytics community has been limited to the map-able data of highlighting named regions (populate polygons) or named points.  We now have more out-of-the-box Mapbox abilities.  Specifically, users can create maps with latitude and longitude data points.  This maps feature was added…

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Cognos Analytics 11- Baseball Optimum Launch Angle

The Art of the Swing In 2015 the MLB started a stat tracking system called statcast. Statcast is a high-speed, high-accuracy, automated tool developed to analyze player movements and athletic abilities. If you are a baseball fan and have not looked at Statcast, I recommend that you do. The data being captured is impressive. Among the…

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CA: Optimize Content Store Through External Object Stores

Maximize Content Store Optimization Through External Object Stores Cognos content stores are getting larger and larger.  The content store is a database that contains the global settings, configurations, content and connections; this includes saved output.  Due to the advent of data sets in Cognos 10.x and Uploaded files in CA 11.0, consequently, Cognos content stores…

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Cognos Analytics: Connect CA11 to DashDB

The current landscape of system architecture is changing with the appeal of cloud offerings. More and more services and solutions are being house in a cloud environment which can pose certain challenges to IT staffs around connecting to this information. DashDB is IBM's "cloud-based data warehousing and analytics as a service offering forming a core…

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