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Linking Cubes with Performance Modeler

Performance modeller makes moving/linking data between cubes (and within cube) with ease, and it also makes it easier to track and update as each link is saved separately. For those who have experience with Cognos Enterprise Planning, this will make you feel right at home. Here is a simple example on how to create a link: Start up performance modeller, log onto IBM TM1/CX Planner Applications (http://<server host>:9300/pmpsvc) and click … Continue Reading

TM1 10.2 Multithreading Overview

Heres a visual guide to the new multithreading feature in IBM Cognos TM1 10.2. In the given example above the calculation stage of answering a request from a user takes up 99% most of the processing time for the request. So within TM1 10.2 the request calculation is split into chunks which are then delegated to separate CPU Cores. The enhanced performance can be calculated as: Where: ‘e’ is enhancement. … Continue Reading

TM1 10.2 – Multithreading Performance Tests

Many promising claims about performance improvements were made for TM1 10.2, most of which are related to the new multi-threading feature that allows to utilise as many threads as the server has. The pre TM1 10.2 situation was pretty uninspiring as TM1 server could use only one thread per request, which seems quite out-dated in the era when even mobile phones have 4 cores! That said, some initial steps like … Continue Reading

IBM Cognos TM1 10.2

IBM Cognos TM1 10.2 has just been released bringing a lot of enhancements and new features. Here is a summary of what’s new. Over the next 10 days we will release details on whats new in TM1 10.2.

Adding a dimension to an existing cube

Business requirements for reporting and planning are likely to change over time, and in some cases, changes can happen quite regularly and rapidly.  So, the cube structures that was implemented initially will likely need changing, such as adding a new dimension to existing cubes for enhanced analysis and/or planning. In the past, adding a dimension to an existing cube directly would not be possible.  Unless creating a new cube with … Continue Reading

Finding the Rules Editor in Cognos Insight

I was tasked to draft up something on Cognos Insight.  Without going through the Cognos Insight user guide, I have got stuck when trying to link data between cubes.  “How I do edit rules in Insight?”, I asked. Until I have got a reply from a colleague, “Look for the widget toolbars!”. Have you ever been wondering why there are so very few menu options on the main toolbar in … Continue Reading

TM1 Control Cubes

What do all the TM1 Control Cubes do? What are the Control Dimensions that are used by each type of Control Cube? This post identifies and explains each TM1 Control Cube and lists the Control Dimensions associated with each Control Cube.

The Infocube 10 Point TM1 Health-Check: Part 2

This is Part 2 of the Infocube TM1 Health Check.

The Infocube 10 Point TM1 Health-Check: Part 1

Part 1 of the Infocube 10 point guide for giving your TM1 environment a Heath Check. A must read for any TM1 administrator.

CX/TM1 Monitoring on the App Store – Spark Mobile

Spark Mobile is now on the iTunes App Store. Thanks to all the beta testers. You can access and download the free iPhone / iPad App here. This brings the insights the Spark Cloud has to offer, direct to your mobile device! Notifications about significant events can now be pushed directly to your mobile device and at a touch you can now see Server Configuration, Logs and TM1Top Activity. We hope you … Continue Reading