Datameer vs. IBM Cognos Analytics

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Datameer
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Datameer helps businesses clean up, combine, and organize data to make sense of it and use it for reports and machine learning.N/A
IBM Cognos Analytics
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
IBM Cognos is a full-featured business intelligence suite by IBM, designed for larger deployments. It comprises Query Studio, Reporting Studio, Analysis Studio and Event Studio, and Cognos Administration along with tools for Microsoft Office integration, full-text search, and dashboards.
$10
per month per user
Pricing
DatameerIBM Cognos Analytics
Editions & Modules
Team/Enterprise
Contact for pricing
per month Team
On Demand - Standard
$10.00
per month per user
On Demand - Premium
$40.00
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DatameerIBM Cognos Analytics
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
DatameerIBM Cognos Analytics
Considered Both Products
Datameer
Chose Datameer
Not sure how to compare Datameer with other products, it has a flavor of Excel and PowerPivot, it leverages D3.js and HTML5 for visualizations. The modeling capabilities are one of its strongest aspects. We've been looking at Tableau, Qlikview, Microstrategy, Cognos Insight, …
IBM Cognos Analytics
Chose IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics supports better enterprise connectivity than the competition. It supports on-premises and cloud deployments, regardless of cloud platform, and also provides its own SaaS cloud platform. Other tools are locked in to specific cloud platforms and are not as …
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Features
DatameerIBM Cognos Analytics
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Datameer
-
Ratings
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.9
101 Ratings
3% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings8.592 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings7.899 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings7.496 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Datameer
-
Ratings
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
103 Ratings
0% above category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings8.0101 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings8.1102 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings7.871 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings8.499 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Datameer
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Ratings
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
103 Ratings
0% below category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings8.327 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings8.797 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings8.626 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings7.9100 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings8.112 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Datameer
-
Ratings
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
93 Ratings
1% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings8.188 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings8.285 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings8.281 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining00 Ratings8.020 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Datameer
-
Ratings
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
98 Ratings
3% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings8.495 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings8.394 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings8.294 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings8.423 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings8.376 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Datameer
-
Ratings
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.3
81 Ratings
8% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings7.975 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings7.366 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings8.272 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Datameer
-
Ratings
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.5
60 Ratings
5% below category average
REST API00 Ratings7.257 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings7.556 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings8.39 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings6.911 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings7.110 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings7.87 Ratings
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User Ratings
DatameerIBM Cognos Analytics
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(9 ratings)
8.1
(126 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
6.4
(7 ratings)
9.7
(27 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(8 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(8 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(7 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DatameerIBM Cognos Analytics
Likelihood to Recommend
Datameer
Datameer is a great tool if someone is capable of keeping the most recent version of the tool up to date along with the most recent version of the distribution of Hadoop. The tool is easy to support but it must have someone who can run the back end processes
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IBM
Our first and most basic scenario was to automatize the creation and publication/sharing of business reports that used to be created manually by employees throughout our organization. Using Cognos for that first use case worked well. The advanced analytics functionalities we used on the aggregated data were also as expected. However, the user interface is not always intuitive, and there is a steep learning curve, so I would recommend Cognos only to large organizations where there is a need for the most advanced functionalities (AI analysis/prediction).
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Pros
Datameer
  • It leverages scalability, flexibility and cost-effectiveness of hadoop to deliver an end-user focused analytic platform for big data without involvement of IT.
  • It overcomes Hadoop`s complexity by providing GUI interface with pre-built functions across integration, analytics and data visualization .
  • Excel feature is awesome for business users which is already provided by Datameer.
  • Using datameer now user can do smart analytic using Decision Trees, Column dependency and recommendation.
  • Recently HTML5 inclusion is making application to available on a wider range of devices, including the iPad and other mobile devices which does not support Flash.
  • It can be used in premise or in a cloud computing environment.
  • Wizard-based data integration designed for IT and business users to schedule and do transformation of large sets of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data without any knowledge of Hadoop ecosystem.
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IBM
  • We use the tool for data modeling as it helps in predictive data analysis for complex data, which is very similar to real-life scenarios.
  • Options of customizing & scheduling reports as per our requirements basis.
  • Has mobile application which works seamless.
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Cons
Datameer
  • Concentration issues are possible while using a lot of tabs at once.
  • In most cases, the length of a tutorial video is excessive.
  • A more condensed design is certainly a viable option.
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IBM
  • Sometimes there might be performance issues when dealing with large and complex data.
  • Although IBM provides full documentation but sometimes it's difficult to find answers to questions and connect with their customer support.
  • It relies on external tools for data cleaning, transformation and also for some integration tasks. It can also improve on providing wider range of data sources for integration.
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Likelihood to Renew
Datameer
Employees with intermediate SQL and Hive knowledge can generate reports faster than using Datameer . It does have visualization tool but I don't think it is anything that cannot be accomplished by importing the data in Excel
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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
Pricing, support, and ease of use. We plan to scale up our data over the net few years and Datameer gives us all the things we need in one tool. Handles large transformations quickly and works with all the cloud data warehouses.
Datameer's per-user pricing sealed the deal for us as we plan to transfer much more data over the next few years. We looked at Fivetran but the usage pricing discourages growth. We also looked at Informatica but it was too expensive and didn't work as well with other BI tools like Datameer does.
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IBM
In the past Management had used Excel and Workiva capabilities to create the reporting dashboards that were being used to make decisions. Since switching to IBM Cognos Analytics the Company has been much more efficient and decision making has been streamlined. IBM Cognos Analytics was chosen due to its reputation and data visualization capabilities and neither have been wrong.
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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
  • We have not been able to reach our business objectives just yet.
  • Hadoop its a hard sell in most companies still.
  • Legacy skills are still highly on demand and as long as an easier path leverage SQL for example is available, it would be hard to gain more adoption.
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IBM
  • High ROI with well designed solutions. Supported by scalable deployment, robust security model and ability to create valuable content.
  • High ROI where well designed data models can be deployed with a common metadata layer to a variety of users and use cases.
  • High ROI in an environment that includes a variety of vendors and best of breed products within the overall platform
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ScreenShots

Datameer Screenshots

Screenshot of DATA TRANSFORMATION: SQL or No Code

SQL SELECT statements can be used to explore and shape data. Work is represented visually on a canvas like interface, making it easier to design and maintain projects.

Datameer includes library of pre-built drag-and-drop transformations to accelerate SQL development or transform datasets without writing code.Screenshot of DATA CATALOG: Collaboration in Snowflake

Search, Metadata, Data Profiling, and Auto documentationScreenshot of AUTOMATION & INSIGHTS

Insights can be sent to email or Slack, integrated, and deployed to SnowflakeScreenshot of PRODUCTION PIPELINES: From ad-hoc exploration to production pipelines

GIT version control, materialization, dependency management, monitoring