IBM Cognos Business Intelligence delivers the complete range of business intelligence (BI) capabilities, including query and reporting, analysis, dashboarding, and scorecarding, on a single, service-oriented architecture (SOA). It expands traditional BI with planning, scenario modeling, real-time monitoring, collaboration, and predictive analytics capabilities.
IBM Cognos Business Intelligence offers rich capabilities in the following areas:
Cognos Active Report provides the flexibility to incorporate new and innovative chart types as well as more interactive versions of existing charts. IBM Rapidly Adaptive Visualization Engine (RAVE) visualizations enhance the Cognos Active Report consumption experience across consumption environments that include mobile devices. Report authors benefit from an improved authoring experience with enhanced flexibility to meet business-specific needs.
Cognos Dynamic Cubes deliver efficient memory usage for data-intensive queries at large scales, a reduced memory footprint for data, and aggregate caches and improved aggregate selection logic to choose the aggregate with lower query cost.
Cognos Active Report leverages improved use of compression and engine optimization, providing smaller files with faster load times.
Cognos Mobile leverages the Cognos Business Intelligence server to provide high-fidelity reports, including support for formatting, drilling, and prompts.
Cognos Report Studio provides bursted reports that can be distributed across all report servers for better use of hardware resources and optimizes the execution of batch reports.
Big Data Support
Cognos Business Intelligence delivers Big SQL support. Hive support extends Cognos Business Intelligence's reach to commercial Hadoop offerings and complements predictive analytics for Hadoop through SPSS® Analytic Server.