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53 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Source Connection

    9.1

    Azure Data Factory

    91%

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure Data Factory ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Connect to traditional data sources

    9.3
    93%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL

    8.8
    88%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Transformations

    8.4

    Azure Data Factory

    84%

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure Data Factory ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Simple transformations

    9.1
    91%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Complex transformations

    7.6
    76%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Modeling

    8.7

    Azure Data Factory

    87%

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure Data Factory ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Data model creation

    9.2
    92%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Metadata management

    8.3
    83%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Business rules and workflow

    8.4
    84%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Collaboration

    9.1
    91%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Testing and debugging

    8.6
    86%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    feature 1

    8.6
    86%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Governance

    8.1

    Azure Data Factory

    81%

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure Data Factory ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Integration with data quality tools

    8.2
    82%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with MDM tools

    8.0
    80%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    Azure Data Factory

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    83%
    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    60 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    65 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    64 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    Azure Data Factory

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    86%
    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    67 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    68 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    41 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    66 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    Azure Data Factory

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    87%
    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Publish to Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    26 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    64 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    25 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    67 Ratings

    Delivery to Remote Servers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    12 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    Azure Data Factory

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    78%
    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    55 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    53 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    51 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    Azure Data Factory

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.9

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    89%
    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    62 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    61 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    61 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    44 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    Azure Data Factory

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.1

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    71%
    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    47 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    76 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    45 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    Azure Data Factory

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    78%
    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 6/6 features

    REST API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    32 Ratings

    Javascript API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    30 Ratings

    iFrames

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    9 Ratings

    Java API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    11 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    10 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    7 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Azure Data Factory is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Azure Data Factory

    90%
    7 Ratings
    8.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    80%
    91 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Azure Data Factory

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    100%
    24 Ratings

    Usability

    Azure Data Factory

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    80%
    7 Ratings

    Availability

    Azure Data Factory

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    86%
    8 Ratings

    Performance

    Azure Data Factory

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    90%
    10 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.0

    Azure Data Factory

    70%
    2 Ratings
    10.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    100%
    15 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Azure Data Factory

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    87%
    4 Ratings

    Online Training

    Azure Data Factory

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Azure Data Factory

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    70%
    14 Ratings

    Configurability

    Azure Data Factory

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    Azure Data Factory

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Azure Data Factory

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    Azure Data Factory

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    70%
    1 Rating

    Vendor pre-sale

    Azure Data Factory

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    70%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft

    Suitable for virtually any scenario that involves working with linked Service, so that it is possible to connect Azure Data Factory to storage services for SQL data in the cloud, and that it is possible to access them at any time. Serves to make the information much cleaner and have the desired formats and structures in case of working with time tracking or general employee work tracking applications, so it is easy to create accurate and aesthetically acceptable analysis for general tracking software. It is extremely useful if you do not have any data server service, as Azure Data Factory has the ability to maintain almost 90 different data connectors without the need to use a server.
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    IBM

    Like after the updates I am able to pull a report with a different parameter and it's been beneficial to get extracted specific data. And with the data analytics tables, it's been beneficial to present the data. And the one drawback I have seen when the full report is run in the background version it fails sometimes.
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    Pros

    Microsoft

    • It allows copying data from various types of data sources like on-premise files, Azure Database, Excel, JSON, Azure Synapse, API, etc. to the desired destination.
    • We can use linked service in multiple pipeline/data load.
    • It also allows the running of SSIS & SSMS packages which makes it an easy-to-use ETL & ELT tool.
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    IBM

    • Pixel perfect reports. If a client can provide a pixel-perfect mockup, I can make the report indistinguishable from the mockup.
    • Data security. It doesn't matter who the user is; when they log in and run a report, they will only see the data they are permitted to see.
    • Performant reports on large data. Many tools have issues running on tables containing only a few million rows. Cognos can consistently run reports on multi-billion row tables without issue.
    • Embedding reports in third-party tools. With Cognos Mashup Services, it is possible to build a report in IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson and call it programmatically. Need straight HTML? No problem. JSON? Atom? All good.
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    Cons

    Microsoft

    • Limited source/sink (target) connectors depending on which area of Azure Data Factory you are using.
    • Does not yet have parity with SSIS as far as the transforms available.
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    IBM

    • OLAP-cubes MUST IMMEDIATELY be upgraded to 64-bit-technology (if not, we are lost as Cognos/IBM-customer).
    • Easier integration of complex authorisation systems (concepts) into cubes (vertical as well as horizontal authorisation).
    • Much more statistics-functionality in cubes! (IBM bought SPSS 10 years ago!! where is the benefit of Cognos-users!!)!!!
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    Pricing Details

    Azure Data Factory

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Azure Data Factory editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

      Starting Price

      $10 per month per user

      Editions & Modules

      IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      On Demand - Standard$10.001
      On Demand - Premium$40.002

      Footnotes

      1. per month per user
      2. per month per user

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      30-day free trial available.

      Pricing Info

      Likelihood to Renew

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      For an existing solution, renewing licenses does provide a good return on investment. Additionally, while rolling out scorecards and dashboards with little adhoc capabilities, to end users, cognos is very easily scalable. It also allows to create a solution that has a mix of OLAP and relational data-sources, which is a limitation with other tools. Synchronizing with existing security setup is easy too.
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      Usability

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      We have a strong user base (3500 users) that are highly utilizing this tool. Basic users are able to consume content within the applied security model. We have a set of advanced users that really push the limits of Cognos with Report and Query Studio. These users have created a lot of personal content and stored it in 'My Reports'. Users enjoy this flexibility.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      Reports can typically be viewed through any browser that can access the server, so the availability is ultimately up to what the company utilizing it is comfortable with allowing, though report development tends to be more picky about browsers and settings as mentioned above. It also has an optional iPad app and general mobile browsing support, but dashboards lack the mobile compatibility. What keeps it from getting a higher score is the desktop tools that are vital to the development process. The compatibility with only Windows when the server has a wide range of compatibility can be a real sore point for a company that outfits its employees exclusively with Mac or Linux machines. Of course, if they are planning on outsourcing the development anyways, it's a rather moot point
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      Performance

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      Overall no major complaints but it doesn't handle DMR (Dimensionally Modeled for Relational) very well. DMR modelling is a capability that IBM Cognos Framework Manager provides allowing you to specify dimensional information for relational metadata and allows for OLAP-style queries. However, the capability is not very efficient and, for example, if I'm using only 2 columns on a 20-column model, the software is not smart enough to exclude 18 columns and the query side gets progressively larger and larger until it's effectively unusable.
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      Support Rating

      Microsoft

      We have not had need to engage with Microsoft much on Azure Data Factory, but they have been responsive and helpful when needed. This being said, we have not had a major emergency or outage requiring their intervention. The score of seven is a representation that they have done well for now, but have not proved out their support for a significant issue
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      IBM

      Why is their web application not working as fast as you think it should? They never know, and it is always a a bunch of shots in the dark to find out. Trying to download software from them is like trying to find a book at the library before computers were invented.
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      In-Person Training

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      Onsite training provided by IBM Cognos was effective and as expected. They did not perform training with our data which was a bit difficult for our end-users.
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      Online Training

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      The online courses they offer are thorough and presented in such a way that someone who isn't already familiar with the general design methodologies used in this field will be capable of making a good design. The training environments are provided as a fully self contained virtual machine with everything needed already to create the environments. We've had some persisting issues with the environments becoming unavailable, but support has been responsive when these issues arise and straightening them out for us
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      Implementation Rating

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      Make sure that any custom tables that you have, are built into your metadata packages. You can still access them via SQL queries in Cognos, but it is much easier to have them as a part of the available metadata packages.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Microsoft

      The easy integration with other Microsoft software as well as high processing speed, very flexible cost, and high level of security of Microsoft Azure products and services stack up against other similar products.
      Read full review

      IBM

      IBM has the best in class and the major reason customers select this tool is the ease of use and the company that stands behind the product. The reputation of the software is key and the fact that IBM has one of the best support organizations around truly makes it stand apart from all of the others.
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      Scalability

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      The Cognos architecture is well suited for scalability. However, the architecture must be designed with scalability in mind from day one of the implementation. We recently upgraded from 10.1 to 10.2.1 and took the opportunity to revamp our architecture. It is now poised for future growth and scalability.
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      Return on Investment

      Microsoft

      • It is very useful and make things easier
      • Debugging can improve
      • Its better suited than other products with the same objective
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      IBM

      • IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson provides capabilities such as data analysis and reporting that work seamlessly for individuals, departments, and workgroups in all organizations and businesses.
      • Customizable and secure data exploration through NLP.
      • I can easily connect data analysis with ad-hoc reports.
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