IBM Cognos Business Intelligence is a web-based integrated business intelligence suite by IBM. It provides a toolset for reporting, analytics, scorecarding, and monitoring events and metrics.
MANTA’s scanner processes Framework Manager models and report specifications retrieved from Cognos’ report storage (Content Store) and manually provided Dynamic Cube Designer projects. Using the extracted metadata and integrations with other scanners, MANTA can create complete end-to-end data lineage (from database data sources through analytical models or dynamic cubes to report items in Cognos Analytics).
MANTA currently scans
- Reports and interactive reports (including queries with SQL)
- Framework Manager models
- Dynamic cube projects (including virtual cubes)
- Data modules, data sets, uploaded files
- Database connections
Work in progress
MANTA currently supports a significant portion of Cognos’ data objects; most of the missing features will be implemented in future releases. You can look forward to convenience and performance upgrades, filters in data modules, updates to query macro processing, and much more.