Learn to model your data using IBM Cognos BI with Packt's New Book and eBook

June 2013 | Enterprise, IBM

Packt is pleased to announce the release of IBM Cognos 10 Framework Manager, a comprehensive, practical guide to getting the most out of this essential tool for modelling data for use with IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Reporting. The book is out now and available from Packt in print and all the popular e-book formats.

About the Authors:

Terry Curran gained an interest in computers while studying for his first degree in Biological Chemistry at the University of Kent. Upon completion of his studies, he worked as a computer advisor at the City of London Polytechnic. After taking voluntary redundancy from this post, he proceeded to the University of Stirling where he gained an MSc in Software Engineering. After graduating from the University of Stirling, Terry commenced working for a software consultancy company. While working for this company, Terry gained experience in Business Intelligence Reporting tools, being asked to familiarize himself with Cognos Impromptu and PowerPlay in order to promote the use of these tools to clients. Terry continues to work as a freelance Cognos Business Intelligence consultant and contractor, making use of his extensive knowledge and experience of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Reporting.

IBM Cognos 10 Framework Manager takes the reader step by step from importing data to designing and improving models, and creating packages while working with other modelers, in a logical process.

The book will teach readers how to decide the best design strategy for their model, as well as how to create an import layer, a modeling layer, and a presentation layer to make their model easy to maintain. It makes working with other users easier, through the use of methods and techniques that allow others to work on the same model at the same time. This book continues where the product manual ends, helping users to build and refine projects.

This book covers the following areas:

Chapter 1: Getting Started
Chapter 2: Proven Practice
Chapter 3: Importing Data Sources
Chapter 4: Modeling Relational Data
Chapter 5: Modeling Dimensional Data
Chapter 6: Creating the Business and Presentation Layers
Chapter 7: Creating and Publishing Packages
Chapter 8: Maintaining Projects
Chapter 9: Model Design Accelerator
Chapter 10: Parameter Maps
Appendix: Data Warehouse Schema Map

This book will be useful for developers, novice or expert, who use Framework Manager to build packages, but want to expand their knowledge even further. More information about the book can be found on the Packt book web-page.


IBM Cognos 10 Framework Manager
A comprehensive, practical guide to using this essential tool for modelling your data for use with IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Reporting

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