Distribution options

Before implementing IBM® Cognos® Analytics, decide how to install it in your environment. You can install all server components on one computer, or distribute them across a network. The best distribution option depends on your reporting requirements, resources, and preferences. Configuration requirements are different when you install all components on one computer, and when you distribute the components across multiple computers.

Cognos Analytics is compatible with other Cognos products. If your environment includes other Cognos products, you must consider how Cognos Analytics will fit into that environment.

Cognos Analytics cannot be installed to the same location as other Cognos products, such as Cognos Framework Manager, Cognos Transformer, Cognos PowerPlay, and so on.