Here , I will give you a detailed introduction about Cognos BI , architecture of Cognos BI and tools available in Cognos BI.
What is Cognos BI ?
Cognos 8 is a Web based product which provides a platform for viewing and creating reports, analyze data, monitoring events and metrics thus enabling the users to take effective business decisions.
Features Of Cognos BI :
- Cognos BI is a enterprise wide BI solution.
- It helps in operational reporting, analytical reporting, ad-hoc reporting, scorecarding and event notification.
- It is a web based solution.Both development and end-user viewing can happen on web.
- It supports both Relational Online Analytical Processing (ROLAP) and Multi-dimensional Analytical Processing (MOLAP) datasources.
- Cognos BI has multi tiered architecture. It can be separated in three tiers : Web Server, Application Server and Data Server.
- Cognos BI has both Web based and Windows based interface. This interfaces sit on top of all tiers.
Components Of Cognos BI :
Following are the web based UI for cognos :
- Cognos Connection – Publishing, managing, and viewing content
- Query Studio – Ad hoc querying
- Report Studio – Managed reporting
- Analysis Studio – Analyzing data
- Event Studio – Event management and alerting
- Metrics Studio – Score carding and metrics
Following are the windows based UI for cognos :
- Framework Manager – Helps in building the metadata layer of physical data
- Metrics Designer – To monitor the Key Peformance Indicators (KPI) of company
- Transformer – Designs multi-dimensional cubes
I expect that you would have known few things about Cognos after reading this article. Keep visiting here for more detailed articles on Cognos Components.
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