Cognos Analytics: Apply a Theme to Existing Reports

Apply Report Themes to Existing Reports To many companies, corporate identity is worth  as much as the good and/or service they provide.  In 2016, the Association of National Advertisers estimated that almost $600 Billion would be spend on brand activation.  This is a significant  investment into brand recognition.  With the advancements in Cognos Analytics report development,…

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Creating a Decision Tree Analysis using SPSS Modeler

SPSS Modeler is a statistical analysis software used for data analysis, data mining and forecasting. Statistical analysis allows us to use a sample of data to make predictions about a larger population. Creating predictive models utilizing the information currently at your fingertips to predict what decisions will impact your future success. Predictive analytics is hugely…

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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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Oracle Data Visualizer – Trend Lines and Forecasting

I was playing around in with Oracle’s Data Visualizer desktop tool recently and realized how simple it was to add trend lines and even a forecast onto a visualization. One of the questions I often get is , can reports add a trend line or a reference line. Depending on the tools that are being…

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