Software lifecycle

Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS 10.2.x

Announcement letter dates are US only. Information for other country announcements is available on the IBM Offering Information page.

Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS

License type

Lifecycle dates, announcement letters and other information

19-Oct-2012, 212-359
30-Apr-2018, 916-121
30-Apr-2018, 916-121
Lifecycle policy


Full maintenance support extensions, providing fixes, patches and code corrections where necessary, together with continued access to our support analysts who will attempt to answer your questions, triage problems and suggest possible workarounds, are available at additional cost for up to 3 years beyond the published end of support date, i.e. until no later than 30 April 2021. Note that such support extensions will not cover the IBM Cognos Metric Designer or IBM Cognos Metric Studio components. Please contact your IBM representative or reseller for details.

Last updated: 01-May-2017.

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Lifecycle date definitions

General Availability (GA)
The latest date that a version/release of the product is available to all users, regardless of language or media. A product version/release is not published on the Lifecycle web site until the GA date.
End of Support (EOS)
The last date on which IBM will deliver standard support services for a given version/release of a product.
End of Marketing (EOM)
The effective date on which a part number ceases to be included as active and can no longer be ordered in standard price lists.

Some announcement letters may not be available for some product releases.

Visit IBM's software support lifecycle policy page for more information.

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