Guide to IBM #Cognos Analytics Sample Data Sets

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Guide to IBM #Cognos Analytics Sample Data Sets

You can start getting familiar with IBM Cognos Analytics by using the sample data sets provided in this community. These data sets have all been tested with IBM Cognos Analytics, and are the basis for many of the samples and videos. A description of each is below.

To use these data sets:

  1. Download a file from the links below.
  2. Log in to IBM Cognos Analytics.
  3. On the home page, click New and select Upload Files in the left navigation bar to browse and select the data file.

American time use
The American Time Use Survey data contains information about the amount of time (in minutes per day) people spend on activities such as paid work, volunteering, childcare, and socializing. The survey question asked was: “Now I’d like to find out how you spent your time yesterday, from 4:00 in the morning until 4:00 AM this morning.” The previous day was always a weekday. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Banking loss events
The banking loss events data contains seven years of loss events including net loss, recovery amount, region, and risk sub-category. Source: IBM

Boston 311 calls
Like many other cities, Boston, MA logs hundreds of thousands of requests each year for services such as snow plowing, street cleaning, and pot hole repair. Source: City of Boston.

California website visits
This sample data contains 2016 website visit data for the fictional Sample Outdoors Company website by Zip Code and latitude/longitude in California. Source: IBM.

Customer analysis
This sample insurance data contains information from a fictional company about customer demographics, policies, and claims. Columns include state, education, income, marital status, policy type, total claim amount, and more. Source: IBM.

NYPD motor vehicle collisions  New!
This sample data provides a breakdown of every collision in NYC from 2015 to 2017 by location and injury. Each record represents a collision in NYC by city, borough, precinct and cross street. Source: Police Department (NYPD), NYC OpenData

Sales staff  New!
This sample data contains sales staff information for the fictional Sample Outdoors Company. Source: IBM

This sample data is intended to help beginners start authoring reports and dashboards. The Sample Outdoors Company is a fictitious business operation with data for products, retailers, order methods, and year. Source: IBM

Storm events 2015
Storm event data is provided by the National Weather Service (NWS) and contains statistics on personal injuries and damage estimates. Dataset Source: NCEI DSI 3910_03, gov.noaa.ncdc:C00510

Weather analytics
This sample data is intended to illustrate weather analytics. Additional weather-related data has been added to the Boston 311 calls data described above.

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