IBM Cognos BI v10.2 Administration Essentials
By Khalid Mehmood Awan
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: December 2013
Pages: 128

In Detail

IBM Cognos BI v10.2 is an advanced suite of business intelligence tools that empower a business with a wide range of capabilities to plan, design, develop, manage reports, analysis, and design dashboards to deliver effective business intelligence strategies. This book particularly focuses on understanding the administration aspects of managing a Cognos BI environment.

This fast-paced guide will provide you with practical hands-on experience of all the necessary features to administer an IBM Cognos environment. The book starts by providing you with a detailed explanation of administering the servers environment, managing content and creating a drill-through definition. Furthermore, this book will also help you to identify security features, perform logging and auditing, monitor performance, customize appearance of Cognos, and more to help make your Cognos environment secure and reliable.

The book introduces you to the new features of Cognos BI, to highlight the administrative capabilities offered by the latest release of the IBM Cognos 10 suite of BI tools. It then takes you through IBM Cognos BI' architecture and components, while providing a detailed explanation of some of the core areas of Cognos BI Administration. The book gives practical explanations on implementing important features such as creating and deploying the drill-through feature, security system performance, maintain content, manage User profiles and User Interface Profiles, and so on. Indeed, IBM Cognos BI v10.2 Administration Essentials will be your essential guide to Cognos BI Administration.

Approach

A practical and fast-paced guide, with step-by-step explanations to give you all the information you need to know the power of Cognos BI Administration.

Who this book is for

If you are a Cognos BI administrator or architect, this is the book for you. You must have basic knowledge of databases and business intelligence. You also need to be familiar with Cognos BI and must have worked in any section of reports studio, modelling or maps, to get the best out of this book.

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      3.0

      A "missing manual" type resource

      By genem

      from Portland, OR

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      • Not comprehensive enough

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      Comments about oreilly IBM Cognos BI v10.2 Administration Essentials:

      This is a good, fairly concise writeup of nearly all possible admin options for Cognos BI in a single place that is easy to reference. Includes screenshots which are sometimes missing from IBM's official docs. Some effort given to provide high level picture of infrastructure and services.

      I expected a bit more detail not already found in the product documentation. For example, we can see from this book how to setup logging database and access the default Audit package but not much info on how to use the data to find and resolve issues.

      If I was brand new to Cognos BI administration this book would have been helpful to get the big picture right away.

       
      5.0

      Good Book to gain Admin skills

      By Rajeshwar Konkisa

      from Sydney NSW

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        Comments about oreilly IBM Cognos BI v10.2 Administration Essentials:

        IBM Cognos BI v10.2 Administration Essentials is a very good book for some one who wants to know about Cognos 10.2 administration, right from the very basics to advanced technics in managing the Cognos BI servers especially the load balancing, dispatchers and services section.It good enough to gain plenty of knowledge within 128 pages.I have been reading PackPub cookbook since 3 years.Its a very good book for a cheaper price.
        I would like to thank Packtpub and the author of the book.

         
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        Good for beginners

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        Comments about oreilly IBM Cognos BI v10.2 Administration Essentials:

        I found it very basic, with no specific information on 10.2 version (active reports, dynamic query mode... logs, no information or advice in load balancing...)
        Good to have a quick overview (<100 pages without summary and index)

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