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IBM Cognos BI 10.2.2
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October 21, 2014

New & Added Features

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence version 10.2.2 supports business users, report authors, and administrators alike by simplifying end-user functionality and speeding time to value with simplified deployment. Below is a summary of the changes. You may also view the videos-all listed on the right sidebar-- on each subject.

Simplified end-user functionality for greater user self-service:

  • End-to-end analysis with personal data import for business users.
  • Support for customization of Rapidly Adaptive Visualization Engine visualizations in IBM Cognos Report Studio and IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced.
  • Create reusable style templates for a consistent corporate identity including styles, fonts, and colors.
  • Interactive maps in IBM Cognos Workspace.
  • Accelerate Cognos Active Report creation with live preview.

Simplified deployment for faster time to value:

  • Use quick setup to easily install and configure all Cognos Business Intelligence components for testing and prototyping.
  • Securely manage individual users and administration in multitenant deployments.
  • Reduce Cognos Dynamic Cube develop time by migrating existing IBM Cognos Framework Manager models.
  • IBM Business Intelligence Pattern now included with the Analytics Architect and Analytics Administrator roles.

General data access and administration:

  • Filter join optimization: Optimization of joins by applying filters in Cognos Framework Manager and Cognos Report Studio
    • Improve performance by filtering one side of a join using the values retrieved by the other side
    • Minimize the amount of data retrieved by the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence server
  • Summary query subjects: Ability to control the grouping and aggregation when creating a model
    • Control grouping and aggregation in ways previously only possible in reports
    • Define a join between aggregated values and detail values
    • Specify the granularity of filters and calculations available to ad hoc users
  • Bridge query subjects: Creation of a bridge table to link star schemas or subject areas in a model
    • Identify bridge tables in your database
    • Avoid double counting in stitched query aggregations
    • Filter entire rows of a multiple fact datastream when filtering the bridge
  • Parameter map freshness: Ability to enable parameter caching
    • Control the frequency for which parameter map values are refreshed
    • See data updated seconds before a report is run
    • Balance the performance benefits of caching with data latency requirements
  • NIST SP800-131a
    • Cognos Business Intelligence now leverages IBM Global Security Kit (GBKit) for security.
  • Encrypted (SSL) connection to the content store database
    • Control security features such as enabling SSL and Data Encryption, during the database definition process
  • Support for SSL and Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificate pinning
    • You can now protect the Android and Apple iOS apps from the man-in-the-middle attacks by restricting the apps to connect only to those IBM Cognos Business Intelligence servers that use trusted certificates.

Conformance updates:

  • Content Store
    • IBM DB2® 11 for z/OS®
    • Microsoft™ SQL Server 2012 R2
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Portal servers
    • IBM WebSphere® Portal V8.5
    • Liferay Portal
  • Security libraries
    • GSKit
  • Web servers
    • Microsoft Internet Information Services 8.5
  • Data sources
    • Cloudera Impala 1.3
    • IBM Netezza® V7.1, V7.2
    • IBM DB2 for i 7.2
    • IBM Cognos TM1® V10.2.2
    • IBM InfoSphere® BigInsights™ V2.1, V3.0
    • Apache Hive 0.11, 0.12
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 R2, 2014
    • Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 R2, 2014
    • MySQL 5.7
    • PostgreSQL 9.3, 9.4
    • Teradata 15
  • Drivers
    • JT400 JDBC driver (IBM DB2 for i)
  • Mobile
    • Apple iOS 7
    • Android 4.4
    • Phone support for iOS and Android

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