Scalability Planning

Scalability is the ability of a system to adapt to increased processing demands in a predictable way, without becoming too complex, expensive, or unmanageable. As you deploy a system to larger numbers of users, often in different locations and time zones and with different language requirements, scalability becomes increasingly important.

IBM® Cognos® BI was designed for scalability. It scales vertically using more powerful computers, and horizontally using a greater number of computers. How you install and configure IBM Cognos BI components can enhance its scalability.