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Virtual IBM Cognos TM1

IBM Cognos TM1 Non-Uniform Memory Access

There have been many changes in this industry over the years; one of the biggest has been virtualization technology.  There are many considerations when selecting a platform for IBM Cognos TM1.  TM1 uses NUMA or Non-Uniform Memory Access.  You may have heard this term before but understanding the effects and how it will relate to TM1 can help you make that decision.

With two major types of Parallel Architectures that are prevalent in the industry; Distributed Memory Architecture and Shared Memory Architecture.

Shared Memory has two types: Uniform Memory Access (UMA), and Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA).

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The end of Business Intelligence?

Business Intelligence is not going away, however we are seeing a major overhaul of the platform by IBM.   Many of us have been hard core Business Intelligence users, administrators and consultants for decades now.  We have seen many changes in the industry as well as the software for good and for better.  With the upcoming end of support of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2 April of 2018 I would urge customers on this platform to start to think about upgrading to IBM Cognos Analytics.

What are your options for IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2?

There a lot of new features in IBM Cognos Analytics that you will not want to miss out on such as the self-servicing modeling and the dashboard capabilities.

Please feel free to reach out to us for a smooth upgrade to Cognos Analytics.

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Cognos Express TM1 Powershell recycle script

IBM Cognos TM1

A number of things to consider when implementing your IBM Cognos TM1 environment.  TM1 is an in-memory OLAP engine which will leverage large amounts of contiguous memory on your system.  In order for your IBM Cognos TM1 Models/Applications to be at their best we recommend leveraging PowerShell to recycle and notify you of any issues with your TM1 Models.

To ensure that your are getting the most of your TM1 applications ensure you schedule your recycle script at least weekly.

Please feel free to implement or ask questions about the below script.

Script Information:

Copy and past the blow into a text file and rename the file to tm1recycle.ps1

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Even more reasons to switch to IBM Cognos TM1

What is stopping you from moving to the latest OLAP? Insecurity? Fear? Lack of confidence? All of the above? How can you overcome these obstructions?

We are here to help!  With over 20 years in the OLAP industry and over 10 years in TM1 experience and 20 years of EP experience we can address and overcome all of these obstacles.

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