CA: Optimize Content Store Through External Object Stores

Maximize Content Store Optimization Through External Object Stores Cognos content stores are getting larger and larger.  The content store is a database that contains the global settings, configurations, content and connections; this includes saved output.  Due to the advent of data sets in Cognos 10.x and Uploaded files in CA 11.0, consequently, Cognos content stores…

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The Value of Visualization

The notion of visualization has been around for years. Visualization provides a means by which you can gain insight into your data. For some, visualization can be a report that appears in their email inbox or on a web page. For others, it could be a grid of numbers with a chart in Excel. The key is to…

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SPSS Modeler – How to Interpret a Gains Chart

Located in the Graphs pallet you will see a node called Evaluation. Evaluation nodes compare your predictive model against a baseline, (the expected response for the entire sample if no model were not used at all. Also known as an “at-chance” model) and a perfect prediction model (a model that has no errors when making…

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Creating an OBDC Connection to DashDB

DashDB is IBM’s cloud database. In a similar space as MS Azure or Azure DW RDB services, DashDB additionally offers a query-ready portal, upload and support for text and JSON files, and removes the burden of DBA/maintenance activity of keeping the growing DB well-tuned. While using the text file loading interface is convenient for quick…

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Cognos Analytics: Connect CA11 to DashDB

The current landscape of system architecture is changing with the appeal of cloud offerings. More and more services and solutions are being house in a cloud environment which can pose certain challenges to IT staffs around connecting to this information. DashDB is IBM's "cloud-based data warehousing and analytics as a service offering forming a core…

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