What are the differences between Transformer 7, Powerplay 7, and Impromptu 7.
I want to be able to do advanced reports on servers in my environment. Transactional data, dashboards, queries from multiple sources and join the data into a report. Dashboards, performance, business intelligence.
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2 replies Latest Post - 2012-12-06T23:53:46Z by yangling
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Updated on 2012-12-06T23:53:46Z at 2012-12-06T23:53:46Z by yangling
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Re: Cognos 72012-12-06T14:35:16Z in response to SystemAdminI'll start by saying you don't want Series7 tools. They are not the latest and greatest of the Cognos toolset, and frankly, you probably can't even purchase them any more.
So you should be thinking Cognos 10
But to answer your question...
Transformer BUILDS cubes. You use it to define dimensions and levels, and use data sources to populate/build the cube data
PowerPlay CONSUMES cubes. So once you build a cube in Transformer, you then can 'slice/dice' and navigate the data in the cube using PowerPlay. It's a very analysis focused tool
Impromptu would be used to build reports off of data sources. This is the only piece that would be 'replaced' by Cognos 10 functionality. You can still use Transformer and PowerPlay (although using PowerPlay client is probably not desired... but rather PowerPlay Studio, Analysis Studio, or one of the other 'studios' in Cognos 10)
HOpe this helps