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February 25, 2015
Gerrit Goewey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Performance

9
Even when running on my demo VM (5GB of ram, 8 cores, 256MB video) on my laptop , the render time of basic reports is snappy. As long as a reasonable amount of items is being displayed, it can handle any number of pages efficiently. The further off the beaten path a developer gets with ODBC/JDBC drivers and underlying model designs, the more performance will tend to suffer, but as long as reasonable hardware resources are being dedicated to the system, a well designed system should not have any problem.
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March 16, 2015
Meghdeep Raval, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Performance

8
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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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (39)
7.1
Customizable dashboards (46)
8.3
Report Formatting Templates (44)
8.0
Drill-down analysis (47)
8.4
Formatting capabilities (47)
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages (27)
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration (47)
8.3
Publish to Web (27)
8.3
Publish to PDF (45)
8.3
Report Versioning (25)
8.6
Report Delivery Scheduling (47)
7.7
Delivery to Remote Servers (13)
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (37)
8.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (36)
8.1
Predictive Analytics (33)
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login) (44)
8.9
Role-Based Security Model (43)
8.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (43)
8.6
Single Sign-On (SSO) (27)
8.7
Responsive Design for Web Access (29)
6.9
Dedicated iOS Application (23)
6.7
Dedicated Android Application (13)
5.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (29)
6.4
REST API (18)
7.7
Javascript API (17)
7.5
iFrames (9)
7.8
Java API (11)
6.7
Themeable User Interface (UI) (10)
6.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (7)
7.1

What is IBM Cognos Analytics?

Cognos Analytics is an AI-fueled business intelligence platform that supports the entire analytics cycle, from discovery to operationalization. Cognos Analytics gives every user — whether data scientist, business analyst or non-specialist — more power to perform relevant analysis in a way that ties back to organizational objectives. It shortens each user’s journey from simple to sophisticated analytics, allowing them to harness data to explore the unknown, identify new relationships, get a deeper understanding of outcomes and challenge the status quo. Visualize, analyze and share actionable insights about data with anyone in the organization.

IBM Cognos Analytics Features

BI Platform Features

Has featureAdministration via Web Interface
Has featureLive Connection to External Data
Has featureSnapshot of External Data
Has featureIn-memory data model
Has featureOLAP (Pre-processed cube representation)
Has featureMulti-Data Source Reporting (Blending)
Has featureETL Capability
Has featureETL Scheduler

Supported Data Sources Features

Has featureMS Excel Workbooks
Has featureText Files (CSV, etc)
Has featureOracle
Has featureMS SQL Server
Has featureIBM DB2
Has featureMySQL
Has featureODBC
Has featureCloudera Hadoop
Has featureIBM Netezza
Has featureSAP Hana
Has featureSalesforce
Has featureSAP

BI Standard Reporting Features

Has featurePixel Perfect reports
Has featureCustomizable dashboards
Has featureReport Formatting Templates

Ad-hoc Reporting Features

Has featureDrill-down analysis
Has featureFormatting capabilities
Has featurePredictive modeling
Has featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages
Has featureReport sharing and collaboration

Report Output and Scheduling Features

Has featurePublish to PDF
Has featureOutput Raw Supporting Data
Has featureReport Delivery Scheduling

Data Discovery and Visualization Features

Has featurePre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Has featureLocation Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Has featurePredictive Analytics
Has featureSupport for Machine Learning models
Has featurePattern Recognition and Data Mining
Has featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages

Access Control and Security Features

Has featureMulti-User Support (named login)
Has featureRole-Based Security Model
Has featureMultiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Has featureReport-Level Access Control
Has featureTable-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Has featureField-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Has featureSingle Sign-On (SSO)

Mobile Capabilities Features

Has featureResponsive Design for Web Access
Has featureDedicated iOS Application
Has featureDashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding Features

Has featureREST API
Has featureJavascript API
Additional Features
Has featureAI Forecasting

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IBM Cognos Analytics Pricing

Starting Price: $15

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?Optional
On-premise EditionPricing DetailsTerms
On Demand Standard$15.00Per User/Per Month
On Demand Plus$35.00Per User/Per Month
On Demand Premium$70.00Per User/Per Month
SaaS EditionPricing DetailsTerms
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IBM Cognos Analytics Support Options

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IBM Cognos Analytics Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android
Supported Countries:Global
Supported Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Finnish, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Hebrew, Urdu, Farsi

Frequently Asked Questions

What is IBM Cognos Analytics?

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.

How much does IBM Cognos Analytics cost?

IBM Cognos Analytics starts at $15.

What is IBM Cognos Analytics's best feature?

Reviewers rate Multi-User Support (named login) highest, with a score of 8.9.

Who uses IBM Cognos Analytics?

The most common users of IBM Cognos Analytics are from Enterprises and the Information Technology & Services industry.