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March 31, 2021 - By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

One of the most frequently asked questions of Cognos administrators is, “What databases are we using, and where and how are we using them?” Virtually...

January  2021, By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

Documentation in Cognos, where it exists at all, is generally thought of as something that is nice to have but is often only an afterthought. And if...

October, 2020 - By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

One of the biggest challenges for any Cognos Analytics administrator is maintaining operational uptime for all content in the Content Store. This can...

By Elwood Philbrick, Envisn, Inc.

Previous blogs in this Cognos Metadata series focused capturing the metadata, the need to persist it and how to use it. Here we’ll be focusing on metadata drivers...

By Rick Ryan, Envisn, Inc.

One of the goals we set at the beginning of this blog series on Cognos metadata was to access all of it and to be able to use all of it to answer virtually any question...

By Rick Ryan, Envisn, Inc.

In the first couple of blogs in this subject series we covered the major elements of the Cognos metadata universe and how to harness them for use. And one of our goals...

By Rick Ryan, Envisn, Inc.

In the first blog in this series published last month we presented the four key data groups in the Cognos Metadata Universe and described them in some detail. These are...

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

In reality the value is only hidden from those who cannot easily see it. It’s more waiting to be discovered than hidden.

This is something we began to explore with...

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

Perhaps the greatest undervalued asset within Cognos Analytics is the audit data that gets generated for virtually everything that happens inside the application. In...

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

The term Big Data is used everywhere today but does it really apply to your Cognos Content Store? It depends on what you mean by Big Data. The consensus definition of...