Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Exploiting IBM PowerVM Virtualization Features with IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence

A must read if you are about to deploy Cognos on the recent versions of the AIX operating system ...

(Picked as-is from the book's introduction)

"This IBM Redbooks publication will help you leverage the strengths of the POWER® platform, provide implementation scenarios with Cognos® 8 Business Intelligence (BI) with the comprehensive set of the IBM PowerVM™ virtualization features, and identify and document best practices for exploiting the IBM PowerVM virtualization features within Cognos BI deployments to maximize utilization of system resources and maximize Cognos throughput and capacity.

This book is targeted toward technical professionals (BI consultants, technical support staff, IT architects, and IT specialists) responsible for providing business intelligence solutions and support for Cognos BI on POWER systems."

You can find the redbook HERE.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Deploying Cognos 10.1 BI on Websphere 6.1

Yes, many people have done this before, but the marriage between IBM's business analytics workhorse and it's best of the breed application server has been a bit ... tricky. So you can now find a nice step-by-step tutorial HERE. Hope it is useful !