Application Tier Components

The IBM® Cognos® Analytics applications tier contains one or more Cognos Analytics servers. An Cognos Analytics server runs requests, such as reports, analyses, and queries, that are forwarded by a gateway. An IBM Cognos Analytics server also renders the IBM Cognos Administration and studio interfaces. Report authors use the dynamic cubes as data sources in reporting applications.

Configuring and managing the product - IBM Cognos Configuration

IBM Cognos Configuration is used to configure Cognos Analytics, and to start and stop its services.

Publishing, managing, and viewing content - Cognos Analytics portal

Cognos Analytics portal provides a single access point to the corporate data available for its products. It provides a single point of entry for querying, analyzing, and organizing data, and for creating reports, scorecards, and events. Users can run all their web-based Cognos Analytics applications through the portal. Other applications, and web addresses to other applications, can be integrated with the portal.

Central administration - Manage and Administration Console

Cognos Analytics has a Manage function that you can use to perform common administration tasks day to day. An option from the Manage menu opens the Administration Console, a central management interface that contains the administrative tasks for IBM Cognos Analytics. It provides easy access to the overall management of the IBM Cognos environment. Access to the administration functions depends on user's permissions.

Professional reporting

Using the Reporting tool, report authors create, edit, and distribute a wide range of professional reports.