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ReportCard - Optimize Cognos Performance

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Bad BI Performance due to Lack of Monitoring

You use IBM Cognos to aid your organization to make decisions. But as you can imagine, the more you utilize it, the more your BI environment degrades. As you add more users, and more reports are accumulating it's easy to imagine what this does to your BI system. Duplicate reports, reports that are rarely run, and infrastructure problems all lead to a slower, unresponsive environment!

Instead of working with slow, laborious Cognos content, clean it up (and keep it clean) with ReportCard. ReportCard is a software solution that runs tests (both proactively and actively) on your platform and provides information on how to improve performance. The information delivered is measurable, so you can see exactly when something went wrong.

Some of ReportCard’s main features include:

Load/Stress testing- Simulate the number of users and their activity in Cognos. Increase the number of users, or how many times you execute reports. Use different variables to determine how much stress your Cognos environment can really handle. ReportCard has filtering features that allow you a great deal of flexibility on exactly what you want to look at or measure.

By seeing which reports took the longest to run, you can dive deeper to pinpoint the reason and fix the issue when it occurs.

System monitoring- Proactively running in the background, this feature allows you to capture, and later reference, where something may have gone wrong. A system administrator can get immediate notifications when certain events (like CPU memory) are outside the norm. This gives you the advantage of getting to the problem as soon as it happens.

Assessments

  • Analyze reports- discover defects and problems in reports that are affecting their performance. Apply ways to improve their performance.
  • Package and data source evaluations- assess and find design flaws causing problems.

ReportCard allows you to keep your BI system up to speed by assessing how the system is performing now, and comparing that to performance over time. Make project cleanup more efficient, affordable, and simpler.


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