Cognos vs Informatic

Posted on 2012-09-13
Last Modified: 2012-10-23
What is the difference in cognos and informatic expression?
Question by:gapilot45
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    Expert Comment

    What expression?
    Are you talking about Cognos SQL expression in Cognos?

    Author Comment

    I think I meant to ask, what is the difference between congos and informatic?  Thank you!
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    Cognos and Informatica are different tools and don't do the same thing.

    Informatica is a ETL tool.  It extracts data from various sources (Oracle, db2,
    Sybase, etc) transforms it and loads data into the warehouse to prepare data for Cognos reporting.

    Cognos is a BI reporting tool that produces list/crosstab/graphic reports mainly for analysis.  It uses data from data warehouse that's ETL'ed by informatica or other ETL tools for better performance.
    Cognos is is kinda similar to Business Objects, Crystal reporting.

    Author Comment

    Thank you for the information.  This is very helpful.

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