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IBM Cognos BI v10.2 Administration Essentials

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Khalid Mehmood Awan

Explore the power and scalability of IBM Cognos BI for effective performance management
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782171782
Paperback128 pages

About This Book

  • Apply drill-through definition feature to different areas of Cognos BI
  • Manage User profiles and User Interface Profiles
  • Full of step-by-step explanations on all the routine Cognos BI tasks of an administrator

Who This Book Is For

If you are a Cognos BI administrator or architect, this is the book for you. You must have basic knowledge of databases and business intelligence. You also need to be familiar with Cognos BI and must have worked in any section of reports studio, modelling or maps, to get the best out of this book.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Cognos BI 10.2
History of Cognos
What's new in IBM Cognos BI 10.2
Introduction to Cognos Administration
Summary
Chapter 2: The IBM Cognos Configuration Window in Detail
The Cognos Configuration window
Explaining the Cognos Configuration window
Summary
Chapter 3: Managing IBM Cognos BI Server Components
Cognos BI architecture
Cognos BI interfaces
Things to remember
Load balancing
Benefits and features of the Cognos BI architecture
Summary
Chapter 4: Administration Portal
Power of the Cognos BI Administration portal
The Status tab
The Security tab
The Configuration tab
The Index Search tab
Summary
Chapter 5: Securing IBM Cognos BI
The IBM Cognos BI Security architecture
IBM Cognos Application Firewall
Content security management – an example
Secured features, functionalities, and capabilities
Single Sign-on
Summary
Chapter 6: Drill-through Definitions
Overview of the drill-through feature
Creating a drill-through feature/definition
Summary
Chapter 7: Logging, Auditing, and Cognos Backups
Logging
Backups
Summary
Chapter 8: Additional Configurations and Customization
Customizing the appearance
Customizing the functionalities
Administration of Portlets
Managing user profiles
Summary
Chapter 9: Administration of New and Enhanced Features
Cognos Mobile
Multiple-tenant environments
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Create and explore drill-through feature/definition
  • Manage the IBM Cognos BI Server components
  • Get to grips with Cognos Administration Portal
  • Customize your Cognos environment.
  • Troubleshoot issues with logging
  • Use audit logs and reports with Cognos BI
  • Explore various aspects of content auditing
  • Get introduced to Cognos Mobile & Multi-tenancy, two of the key new features of IBM Cognos BI 10.2
  • Identify tenancy information
  • Understand the secure features, functionalities, and capabilities of IBM Cognos BI

In Detail

IBM Cognos BI v10.2 is an advanced suite of business intelligence tools that empower a business with a wide range of capabilities to plan, design, develop, manage reports, analysis, and design dashboards to deliver effective business intelligence strategies. This book particularly focuses on understanding the administration aspects of managing a Cognos BI environment.

This fast-paced guide will provide you with practical hands-on experience of all the necessary features to administer an IBM Cognos environment. The book starts by providing you with a detailed explanation of administering the servers’ environment, managing content and creating a drill-through definition. Furthermore, this book will also help you to identify security features, perform logging and auditing, monitor performance, customize appearance of Cognos, and more to help make your Cognos environment secure and reliable.

The book introduces you to the new features of Cognos BI, to highlight the administrative capabilities offered by the latest release of the IBM Cognos 10 suite of BI tools. It then takes you through IBM Cognos BI’s architecture and components, while providing a detailed explanation of some of the core areas of Cognos BI Administration. The book gives practical explanations on implementing important features such as creating and deploying the drill-through feature, security system performance, maintain content, manage User profiles and User Interface Profiles, and so on. Indeed, IBM Cognos BI v10.2 Administration Essentials will be your essential guide to Cognos BI Administration.

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