IBM Cognos Content Analytics V2.1 enables exploratory analytics for new business insight

IBM United States Software Announcement 209-370
December 8, 2009

 
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Unlock the value of unstructured content to enable exploratory analytics for new business insight, and create a new class of analytical applications.

  • Discover new relationships in your content.
  • Refine content to provide business context using semantic and faceted search capabilities.
  • Deliver new insights to business users, applications, or business processes and convert that insight into active, focused decision making.
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IBM® Cognos Content Analytics V2.1 provides a robust interface for exploratory analytics of unstructured content, enabling the discovery of new insights for better decisions, as well as empowering a new class of analytical applications leveraging unstructured content.

With total content analysis, Cognos Content Analytics V2.1 provides enterprises with tools they can use to better identify new revenue opportunities, improve customer satisfaction, and provide early problem detection.

Key capabilities of Cognos Content Analytics include:

  • Discover: Automate discovery, enabling users to identify all relevant content from a wide range of sources by crawling key words or phrases.
  • Visualize: Explore relationships within unstructured content, surface anomalies, and navigation identified in 2D heat-maps of correlations.
  • Refine: Continuous refinement of content to provide business context, which leverages semantic and faceted search technologies.
  • Deliver: New insights on correlations between content sources are delivered to business users, applications, or business processes and convert that insight into active, focused decision making.

IBM Cognos Content Analytics can access virtually any type of structured, semi-structured, or unstructured content. It is customizable and extensible through an API. Application developers can explore and analyze content directly with a dynamic, highly visual interface that surfaces correlations and exceptions between entities in unstructured content.

IBM Cognos Content Analytics integrates with IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 8 for additional reporting, analysis, and information delivery capabilities.


 
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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Technical information section.


 
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Planned availability date
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December 11, 2009, electronic software delivery

December 11, 2009, media and documentation


 
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Description
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IBM Cognos Content Analytics V2.1 enables a new class of analytic applications to unlock the value of unstructured content. These applications will enable organizations to discover, refine, and deliver new insights to the business.

Business users can explore content analytics directly with a dynamic, highly visual interface. Cognos Content Analytics integrates with IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 8 for additional reporting, analysis, and information delivery.

The platform can access virtually any type of structured, semi-structured, or unstructured content. It is customizable and extensible through an API. Application developers can leverage these APIs, along with their domain expertise and industry knowledge, to develop a new class of analytic applications. Example applications could include:

  • Analyze customer service metrics based on analysis of text in call center records
  • Analysis of product planning priorities based on warranty claims
  • Analysis of competitive position based on analysis of text in competitor reports and win/loss data
  • Analysis of insurance fraud based on contents of claims forms

 
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Reference information
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Refer to Software Announcement 209-456, dated December 08, 2009.


 
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Availability of national languages
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Product description            Language                    GA date
 
IBM Cognos Content Analytics   Multilingual                December 11, 2009
V2.1.0                         (Portuguese,
                               French, Danish,
                               Russian, Hebrew,
                               Arabic, Korean,
                               Chinese - Simplified,
                               Spanish, 
                               Norwegian Bokmal,
                               Portuguese-Brazilian,
                               German, Swedish,
                               Japanese, 
                               Chinese - Traditional,
                               Hungarian, English,
                               Slovenian, Greek,
                               Turkish, Dutch, Czech,
                               Slovakian, Italian,
                               Finnish, Polish)

 
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Program number
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Program
number     VRM                          Program name
 
5724-Z21   2.1.0                        IBM Cognos Content
                                        Analytics

 
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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

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Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site

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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this product.

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.

Publications for IBM Cognos Content Analytics V2.1 can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=4173&uid=swg27015095
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/analytic/v2r1m0/

 
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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Cognos Content Analytics requires the following minimum hardware:

  • Processor:
    • AIX®: POWER® processor1
    • Microsoft® Windows®: x86 processor2
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Disk space: 5 GB

Note: RAM and disk space varies by work load. See system requirement technote for more details.
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Intel® 32-bit processors, including IBM System x®, eServer™ xSeries®, and BladeCenter® servers. 64-bit AMD Opteron (AMD64) and Intel Xeon® (EM64T) processors, including IBM System x and BladeCenter servers.
2
IBM POWER-based processors, including IBM System p® and eServer pSeries®.

Additional information: The program's detailed specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in the following system requirement technote information published by IBM. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=4173&uid=swg27015092
Software requirements

Server operating systems (one of the following)

  • AIX 5.3 (64-bit)
  • AIX 6.1 (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition R2 SP2 or SP2 (32-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition SP2 (64-bit)
  • Novell SUSE Linux® Enterprise Server 10 (32-bit)
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advance Server 5 (32-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advance Server 5 (64-bit)

Java™ Runtime Environment (server)

Java Runtime Environment V1.6 (32-bit or 64-bit) (included)

Client browsers (one of the following):

Clients running one of the following Web browsers can access and run the Cognos Content Analytics Web applications. Client systems must have the necessary hardware to support a browser that supports frames, Java script, and Adobe® flash player V10.x installed.

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8
  • Mozilla Firefox 3
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5

Web Application Server (one of the following):

  • Jetty 6.1.14 (included)
  • WebSphere® Application Server 6.1, base edition (optional)
  • WebSphere Application Server 7.0, base edition and network deployment (optional)

Additional information: The program's detailed specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in the following system requirement technote information published by IBM. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=4173&uid=swg27015092

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Packaging

Primary

  • IBM Cognos Content Analytics V2.1 DVD

IBM Cognos Content Analytics Quick Start Guide CD

  • IBM Content Integrator V8.5.1 DVD for limited use with Cognos Content Analytics
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0 CD for limited use with Cognos Content Analytics

Secondary

  • IBM InfoSphere Federation Server V9.7 (and related products) for limited use with Cognos Content Analytics
  • IBM DB2® Enterprise Server Edition V9.7 (and related products) for limited use with Cognos Content Analytics

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Cognos Content Analytics V2.1 uses the security and auditability features of the host.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.


 
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This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

                                                    Product
Licensed function title             Product group   category
 
IBM Cognos Content Analytics        IBM Cognos      IBM Cognos
                                     Analytical      Analytical
                                     Applications    Applications
IBM Cognos Content Analytics        IBM Cognos      IBM Cognos
 Non-Product                         Analytical      Analytical
                                     Applications    Applications

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Unless you have deployed eligible sub-capacity products according to the sub-capacity3 terms, you must obtain PVU Proof of Entitlements (PoEs) for the maximum number of activated4 physical processor cores in the hardware environment made available to or managed by the software product. This is also referred to as full capacity licensing.

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For information regarding PVU and sub-capacity licensing, including the latest PVU table, visit
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4
Activated processor cores are physical processor cores that are available for use in a server. They include processor cores:
  • That are activated (available for use) when the server is shipped by the manufacturer
  • That are activated subsequently through activation codes purchased from the server manufacturer by the customer
  • Whose capacity can be limited by the customer through Virtualization technologies, operating system commands, and BIOS settings

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Cognos Content Analytics

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM Cognos Content Analytics
IBM Cognos Content Analytics PVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl      E08B3LL
IBM Cognos Content Analytics PVU Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo      D0C0MLL
IBM Cognos Content Analytics PVU SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo  D0C0NLL

IBM Cognos Content Analytics

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM Cognos Content Analytics Non-Product
IBM Cognos Content Analytics Non-Production PVU Annual   E08B2LL
 SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Cognos Content Analytics Non-Production PVU Lic +    D0C0KLL
 SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Cognos Content Analytics Non-Production PVU SW S&S   D0C0LLL
 Reinstate 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

                                                         Part
Program name/description                                 number
 
IBM Cognos Content Analytics V2.1.0
IBM Cognos Content Analytics V2.1 Multiplatform          B5029ML
 Multilingual Media Pack

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

IBM Cognos Content Analytics V2.1.0

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number
 
IBM Cognos Content          IBM Cognos Content          B5029ML
 Analytics Non - Production  Analytics V2.1
 per Processor Value Unit    Multiplatform Multilingual
                             Media Pack
IBM Cognos Content          IBM Cognos Content          B5029ML
 Analytics per Processor     Analytics V2.1
 Value Unit                  Multiplatform Multilingual
                             Media Pack

 
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IBM Cognos Content Analytics              5724-Z21   L-DDCY-7WRMLM

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