Query Studio and Analysis Studio Deprecation

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Updated Jan 2016

As the gap between ad-hoc query and analysis is closing, users are more and more confused by the multiple studios available to them; jumping between different studios is time consuming and inefficient, interface designs differ dramatically requiring double learning. To resolve these issues, Cognos Workspace Advanced was created to address both of these activities, and more, in a user experience. As Cognos Workspace Advanced matures, the necessity to maintain three studios is being readily diminished. By focusing our resources on a single studio, we can address customer requirements with greater efficiency.

We hope this FAQ answers any questions you may have. Please contact your local IBM representative if you have further questions.

Q.Has IBM formally declared deprecation of Query Studio and Analysis Studio?

A. Yes. Deprecation was announced in the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.2.2 Announcement Letter posted 7 Oct 2014.

Q.Are Query Studio and Analysis Studio in the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2 release?

A. Yes, Query Studio and Analysis Studio are in IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2.

Q. Are Query Studio and Analysis Studio in the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2 release?

A. Yes, Query Studio and Analysis Studio are in IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2.

Q. Are Query Studio and Analysis Studio in the IBM Cognos Analytics[1] release?

A. Yes, Query Studio and Analysis Studio are still in IBM Cognos Analytics.

Q. Why are Query Studio and Analysis Studio in the IBM Cognos Analytics release when IBM stated previously that IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2 would be that last version with them included?

A. As we developed the new user experience in the IBM Cognos Analytics we were unable to both complete the basic interface overall, which tool priority, and fill the capability gaps. Therefore, we have elected to keep Query Studio and Analysis Studio in IBM Cognos Analytics until such time as the gaps are filled allowing customers the option to upgrade if they wish without losing the studio functionality.

Q. What guidance do we give Query Studio and Analysis Studio users?

A. All Query Studio and Analysis Studio assets are fully protected. Existing content is executable via Cognos Connection or Cognos Workspace. At such time as IBM Cognos Analytics capability gaps are filled, users should continue to use Query Studio and Analysis Studio.

Q. Should I be moving my users to Cognos Workspace Advanced now or wait for a future?

A. We recommend you wait for a future release of IBM Cognos Analytics when authoring will be a more complete replacement for these studios.

Q. Cognos Workspace Advanced does not have all the same capabilities as Query Studio and Analysis Studio. Will my users lose capability?

A. No, your users will not lose capability. Differences in IBM Cognos Analytics authoring will be bridged in a future release to provide equivalent capabilities.

Q. Will IBM Cognos Analytics authoring provide the same user experience as Query Studio and Analysis Studio?

A. No. IBM Cognos Analytics authoring provides a user experience consistent with the new overall IBM Cognos Analytics experience.

Q. Can my users move existing saved queries and analyses to IBM Cognos Analytics?

A. Yes, but in different ways for Query Studio and Analysis Studio. We intend to move Query Studio content into IBM Cognos Analytics authoring such that there is full functionality but Analysis Studio content will be executable but not readily maintainable and users will be required to create new content where applicable.

Q. What documentation is available to assist users in migrating to IBM Cognos Analytics authoring?

A. Documentation on migrating specific capabilities will be available in a subsequent release of IBM Cognos Analytics.

IBM is deeply committed to your success and is working to provide a clean glide slope for your users and content. To that end, we continue to work with users to ensure that Cognos Workspace Advanced matures into a modern environment providing a compelling user experience.

Please contact your local IBM representative if you have further questions.


[1] IBM Cognos Business Intelligence is being renamed to IBM Cognos Analytics.

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