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Score 8.6 out of 100

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    Datameer

    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%
    65 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    70 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    69 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    Datameer

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    87%
    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    72 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    73 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    46 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    71 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    Datameer

    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%
    69 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    25 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    72 Ratings

    Delivery to Remote Servers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    12 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    Datameer

    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%
    60 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    58 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    56 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    Datameer

    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%
    67 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    66 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    66 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    49 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    Datameer

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.2

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    72%
    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    52 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    81 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    50 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    Datameer

    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%
    37 Ratings

    Javascript API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    35 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

    • Datameer is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability
    • IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Datameer

    87%
    11 Ratings
    8.1

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    81%
    96 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    6.4

    Datameer

    64%
    7 Ratings
    10.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    100%
    24 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    Datameer

    90%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    80%
    7 Ratings

    Availability

    Datameer

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    86%
    8 Ratings

    Performance

    Datameer

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    90%
    10 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Datameer

    80%
    2 Ratings
    10.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    100%
    15 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Datameer

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    87%
    4 Ratings

    Online Training

    Datameer

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Datameer

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    70%
    14 Ratings

    Configurability

    Datameer

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    Datameer

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Datameer

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    Datameer

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    70%
    1 Rating

    Vendor pre-sale

    Datameer

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    70%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Datameer

    Without the need for technical subject matter expertise or in-depth technical knowledge, Datameer has enabled me to swiftly convert data and develop insights utilizing data from a variety of sources. Datameer is an ETL software that may be used with little to no knowledge of programming. Users with no technical background may construct transformations and sophisticated SQL logics with a few mouse clicks using the intuitive graphical user interface.
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    IBM

    IBM Cognos Analytics provides our organization with a workspace for data visualization and analysis, with a wide variety of customization options. It is well suited for exploring and discovering trends with the information provided in real time. It has the ability to create very attractive reports and dashboards. It offers robust controls for comprehensive data protection, generating reliability in the use of significant information
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    Pros

    Datameer

    • A low barrier to entry thanks to a user-friendly interface that doesn't require programming knowledge.
    • Powerful connector support for connecting to a wide variety of data sources.
    • It has an Excel-like interface, so you can get to your data quickly and easily.
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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

    Datameer

    • Datameer does not have drill down capabilities on their infographics. This capability is will be supported by the end of Q1.
    • Datameer can be buggy if the version is not supported by the distribution of Hadoop being used.
    • Datameer does not make it simple to create samples of data sets.
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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

    Datameer

    Starting Price

    $100 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Datameer editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Personal1001
    TeamContact for pricing2

    Footnotes

    1. per month per user
    2. per month Team

    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

    Datameer

    We have already renewed our Datameer license for year number 2. They have come a long way since their initial release and I am expecting them to be a top BI tool in the coming year. The tool was built by one of the original creators of Hadoop. Therefore fits on top of a Hadoop cluster like a glove
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    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

    Datameer

    Easy to use for most things, starts to require some planning as your projects get more complex.
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    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

    Datameer

    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

    Datameer

    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

    Datameer

    No answers on this topic

    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

    Datameer

    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

    Datameer

    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

    Datameer

    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

    Datameer

    Based on our findings, we are unable to utilize the Apache Hive platform due to the associated costs. We also looked into Informatica, but decided against it because of its expensive pricing and poor integration with other BI products. Those unfamiliar with SQL may nevertheless use this tool to build complex transformation processes after a brief onboarding session.
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    IBM

    The AI and the automation in IBM Cognos Analytics are pretty simple to use and almost provide accurate data. The report part compared to the Medidata Rave is always efficient and error-proof I got the reports nearly 90 percent. The analysis is pretty good I actually got the outcome that I wanted to produce.
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    Scalability

    Datameer

    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

    Datameer

    • Quick time to value. Transition from developer to learning Datameer is less than a day.
    • Workspace is drag and drop, which makes it intuitive and easy to use.
    • Speed of data transformations.
    • Pulling data from various sources.
    • Easy to schedule data pipelines.
    • Tailor made for Snowflake and Redshift.
    • Documentation is sometimes not updated quickly.
    • Training videos are a bit long.
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    IBM

    • The team that implemented this software tells me that the ROI is not obtained instantly; it must go through long months before obtaining good results.
    • There are functions that are not easy for all users; this makes it difficult to obtain positive results in the first months.
    • A year has to pass before noticing that after its configuration, we can work without delays.
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