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COGNOS

REPORTNET

R.Vijay Bhaskar DWH TEAM 2007

Center of Excellence
Data Warehousing
Objectives
Expectations from the training
Scope of the training
 Cognos ReportNet Architecture
Out of Scope
 Installation and Configuration
Questions/Answers Session
Agenda
About Cognos ReportNet
Architecture
Security
System Requirements
About Cognos ReportNet
Zero foot print, Web based user interface
Web services architecture to support
 Scalability
 Robustness
Supports leading relational databases
Integrates with web farms
Single point of administration through
web
Ensures dynamic load balancing
Supports multi-lingual reporting
Open to third party products and custom
About Cognos ReportNet
Sophisticated Reporting
 Enhanced Report Presentation
 Flexible Report Publishing
 Advanced Report Control
 Simplifies Expression Authoring
Enterprise Management
 Improved Security
 Improved Performance
 Improved Deployment
 Leveraging Existing Infrastructure
Architecture
USER INTERFACE

Query Repor Cognos Framewor


Studio t Connectio k
Studio n Manager

FIREWALL

WEB ♦Cognos Application Firewall


SERVER ♦ReportNet Gateway

FIREWALL
♦Content Manager
APPLICATIONS ♦Dispatcher
♦ReportNet Server

JDBC API FIREWALL


DATA

Content Databases
Store
Architecture - User Interfaces
USER INTERFACE
WEB BASED

Query
Studio
Ad-Hoc Reporting

Report Reporting for Analysis/


Studio
Professional Report Authors
Cognos
Connection Reporting Portal

WINDOWS BASED

Framework Meta Modeling


Manager
Tool
Architecture - User Interfaces
Cognos Connection
 Web Portal
 Can integrate with existing web portals
 Single point of entry to Report Net
 Can integrate with analytical and score-carding
applications
Architecture - User Interfaces
Query Studio
 Users can create, save ad-hoc reports
Report Studio
 Authors can create and edit wide range of
professional reports
Framework Manager
 Windows based modeling application
 Create and manage business related metadata
 Single integrated business view of any number
of heterogeneous data sources
Architecture - Web Server

Cognos Application
User
Interfac Firewall
e  Validates & filters
 Analyzes requests
 Rejects malicious
requests

ReportNet Gateway
 Web communication
Application
s  Supported gateways
 CGI
 ISAPI
 Apache_Mod
Architecture - Web Server

Request

REPORTNET
GATWAY

Encrypts Passwords Adds a default namespace

Extracts information

ReportNet
Server
Architecture – Application

ReportNet Server
Web
 Run Requests
Server
Content Manager
 Stores ReportNet Information
 Contains Cognos Access
Manager
Dispatcher
 Start Services
 Route Requests
Data
 Distributes Configuration
Changes
Architecture – Application
Content Manager
 Stores all ReportNet information
 Can install content manager any number of
times, but only one will be active at any time
 Additional content manager serves as a stand-
by for failover support
 The information stored includes
 Reports
 Packages
 Personal information
 Server configuration
Architecture – Application
Dispatcher
 Each ReportNet computer has one dispatcher
 Multi-threaded application
 Services managed by dispatcher include
 Presentation service
 Batch report and report services
 Job and schedule monitoring service
 Log service
Architecture - Data

Application Content Store


 Meta data

JDBC API Supports leading


Databases
Content Data Database Content manager
Store s
connects to
 Content store using
JDBC
 Databases using API

Databases supported for Content store are DB2, Oracle and SQL Server only
Architecture – Framework
Manager
Architecture 1 Architecture 2

User Framework
User
Interfaces Manager
Interfaces
FIREWALL

FIREWALL

Web Web
Server Server
FIREWALL

FIREWALL
Framework Content Content
Manager Manager Manager

Dispatcher Dispatcher
Data Flow
Work Flow

Plan Install
ReportNe
t

Configure Create
ReportNe Packages
t

Publish Author View


Packages Reports Reports
Security
Authentication
 Third party Provider
 LDAP
 NTLM
 Active Directory

Authorization
 ReportNet Directory Access
Server Manager
System Requirements
Software
 Windows/Unix
 Web Server (IIS/Apache)
 RDBMS supporting UNICODE Character Set
(DB2/Oracle/SQL Server)
 Web Browser (Supporting ActiveX Controls,
Scripting)
 MDAC

Hardware
 1GB RAM
 1GB HDD free space
Refer Cognos ReportNet Installation and Configuration document for details
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R.Vijay Bhaskar DWH TEAM 2007