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Cognos BI Update 2014-07 - Short Overview

Cognos-BI-Update-250x186cCognos Business Intelligence - 
New License Model

On July-29-2014 Cognos Business Intelligence licenses and user roles were changed by IBM.

  • Licensing now based on five ( 5 ) roles.
  • New top-role “Forward Looking Analytics“ with included SPSS and TM1 capabilities.
  • Nearly all parts will be moved to new names and part numbers.
  • No trade ups required - automated moves to new entitlements.

We provide here a short presentation about the main changes.

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Informix-IOT-300x300-cIBM Informix:
The intelligent Database for the
Internet of Things

A new technology-surge comes upon IT-distributors, companies and customers. Cost-efficient sensors enable a cheap recording of measuring data in all areas of the real world. Our whole technical environment becomes increasingly measurable and analyzable, both in companies and public areas, as well as in private households.

The harvested data are a real image of actual activities and have a high value for planning- and controlling-decision, as well as for information services.
The massive appearance of sensors and autonomous devices, the local recording, storage and processing of data, together with the possibilities of a breadthways available Internet are the base of a new technologic revolution which is summed up under the term:

The Internet of Things (IoT).

Everyone who deals with the production, transport, marketing or support of any product has to deal with the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things will flow into all areas of everyday life and generate gigantic amounts of data.  Now it is important to capture, store and analyze these data, integrate the harvested results in production- and decision-processes and provide them in multiple shapes as information services.

This means, that huge amounts of data from many sources with various data types and backgrounds have to be processed. Here the abilities to query and seamlessly store the multiple data of many thousands of interconnected devices are needed. Structured and unstructured data, relational transaction data, sensor data, as well as time series- and geographical data have to be related with each other and analyzed reasonably.

BigData- and Cloud-technologies provide here the first answers to the new challenges. To survive in the era of the Internet of Things, companies have to bridge the gap between the new technologies and their ancestral and existentially important ERP-enterprise-data.

Customers and consumers will increasingly demand services and performances that will be enabled by the Internet of things. The fast development of applications for providing customer specific information and service performances will be a strong competition criterion in the future.

nosql-leafs-150x100sSetting up the NoSQL functionality on an existing instance

With the Version 12.10.xC2 IBM created the opportunity to access the Informix database with MongoDB-clients and to use the Informix NoSQL functionality.

Unfortunately there is no description of how I can enable the functionality on an existing instance.

This article is meant to be a manual of how one enables the NoSQL functionality in an existing instance.