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Faster Dashboards with HTTP/2

Although IBM Cognos Analytics doesn’t require a web server like Microsoft IIS or Apache HTTP Server to be configured for it, it is a best practice to do so as it is essential for load balancing certain requests and serving static content like icons and image files efficiently . Did you...

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Reports vs Dashboards or Reports + Dashboards?

We enjoy hearing about the many ways that you, our customers, are using Cognos Analytics. People from many different types of teams, industries, and skill levels are using Cognos Analytics to bring analytical insight to their work. After hearing from many different customers, however, I will...

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IBM Cognos Analytics Forecasting: Comparison of R4 and R5

Differences between forecast results available in the IBM Cognos Analytics R4 and R5 can be encountered due to the forecasting algorithms enhancements in R5. As a result, long seasonal period in a seasonal model is often replaced by a shorter period, or it is omitted in favor of a non-seasonal...

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Whitelist email domains – have more control over your security!

In a time when email accounts are prone to frequent hacking attempts, data safety becomes a major concern. After all, Cognoids usually tend to create sensitive reports, which may contain confidential data, such as financial breakdowns. Our users want to make sure these reports are secure and...

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Interactive Dashboarding on Big Data (Billions of Rows)

As a Senior Offering Manager for IBM Cognos Analytics, I regularly get asked the question “How does Cognos work with Big Data”. My response has not changed much in the past several years – we exploit your data infrastructure for all its worth. The primary data access strategy for Cognos...

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What's New in Cognos 11.1.5 Dashboards!

Cognos Analytics 11.1 Release 5 is now available, so I’m excited to talk about the awesome new stuff we’ve added to our Dashboards. One area that we get asked about frequently is need to drill from a dashboard to a dashboard. That’s now available to Dashboard authors in R5, you would simply...

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Enhancements to Explorations in Cognos 11.1.5

With the latest release of Cognos Analytics 11.1.5 we made enhancements to make exploring your data easier. You can now make multiple concurrent request in Exploration. Each request that you submit is now managed and cached independently. We also let you know when the request is completed ...

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Administration: How to setup Apache Gateway with Jupyter Notebook and Cognos Analytics 11

The purpose of this article is to provide a step-by-step guide from my actual lab environment on how to setup and configure a gateway for Jupyter Notebook with Cognos Analytics 11.1.x. Environment: OS - Linux/CentOS/Redhat Gateway 11.1.4- uvulars1.fyre.ibm.com App/CM 11.1.4- restack1...

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How to setup Cloud Object Storage and Amazon S3 Buckets with CA 11.1.5

With the release of Cognos Analytics 11.1.5 comes with a new feature that provides the Save to Cloud capability for saving report outputs to both IBM Cloud Object Storage and Amazon S3 Buckets. The purpose of this article is to provide a "step-by-step" guide to setting up a Cloud Connection to...

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Smarter Intent-based modeling, Members in data tree, show SQL and so much more in Cognos Analytics 11.1.5!

The Cognos Analytics 11.1.5 release is packed with a lot of modeling enhancements! Both for our experienced modelers as well as the self-service business users. Let’s take a look: Smarter Intent-based modelling When adding tables to a new or existing data module, you can...

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