IBM Insight 2014 Conference Update: Watson and Cognos

The first day of the general #IBMInsight 2014 conference included interesting announcements and new ideas focusing on data, analytics and cloud. In my last blog post about IBM Insight, we discussed the business partner summit. This post, I wanted to provide insight and key notes from some of the sessions on Monday. First, IBM believes we are […]

IBM Insight 2014 Conference Update

Today, Sunday, October 26, 2014, was the Business Partner summit at the #IBMInsight 2014 Conference at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. From 8 in the morning until around 9 in the evening, it was a non-stop stream of IBMers, business partners, product road maps, and sales strategies. And I also got to meet Jake […]

Preparing for IBM Insight 2014 Conference

With only a week left until the premier business analytics and big data conference of the year – #IBMInsight, previously known as IBM Information On Demand – it’s time to start preparing the for the four day (five days for IBM Business Partners) conference. The days are split up with general sessions in the mornings, followed […]

Master-Detail Relationships in Cognos

In my last blog post, I discussed how to correctly use determinants and stitch queries in Cognos. Today, I wanted to offer technical tips pertaining to master-detail relationships in Cognos. Sales reports, employee performance, regional stats are all reports that use, in some form or another, master-detail relationships. At the most basic level, this functionality allows […]

Cognos Determinants and Stitch Queries

Determinants are a feature in Cognos that are often misunderstood. Developers often wonder why they are needed, and why Cognos needs to generate such crazy SQL. These questions often go hand-in-hand with questions about cardinality and stitch queries. This article will go over what stitch queries are, why determinants are important, and how to use […]