Saturday, April 26, 2014

ICETEA for you!

Logs, the huge chunks of meaningful data which looks like garbage to a normal eye. Well, analyzing logs have been an art. There are so many relevant and irrelevant stuff in it. Sometimes, it really shows what your Cognos environment is going through (provided you've set correct level of logging).

Partner labs in IBM Canada were working on an amazing tool to help customers out on analyzing their logs better. I'm pleased to see that they have released it for general public.

Go here to find out more and get your hands on this amazing piece of software by IBM.

BTW, it's called IBM Cognos Exploration Tool for Event Analysis or ICETEA for short.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Future of this blog and other things.

As of 9th April 2013, I left IBM to explore other things for my career. I worked with IBM for about 3 years and learned a lot.

IBM Cognos is a really awesome piece of software if you work on it. Sometimes it doesn't seem to work the way you expect it to, but it's not always software's fault. Through my experience, I learned there are ways to deal with IBM Cognos and that's why IBM certified professionals and there's so much talks and best practices documents.

As I leave IBM, I would not have any access to help from IBMers. However, I would be still willing to answer any queries that you have regarding IBM Cognos. You can submit your questions here.