Posts Tagged ‘tm1 master’

Serviceability Auditing

Serviceability What is application serviceability?  “Serviceability (also known as supportability,) is one of the -ilities or aspects (from IBM’s RAS(U) (Reliability, Availability, Serviceability, and Usability)). It refers to the ability of application support personnel to install, configure, and monitor an application, identify exceptions or faults, debug or isolate faults to root cause analysis, and provide […]

Performance Testing TM1Web Applications with HP LoadRunner

If you’ve ever attempted to perform a performance test on a TM1 application, you know that there is not really an effective way to manually create sufficient load on a model. Getting “real users” to execute application operations – over and over again – is nearly impossible. Thankfully, an automated testing product can solve for […]

Software Remediation Excellence

Overview The purpose of this post is to provide a strategy for approaching and resolving a “concern” that has been identified within a application. Overall, the idea is to “add structure” to the process of responding to defects (remediation) in your application. Steps to Remediation Using a resolution methodology referred to as CERT, the steps […]

Automation of Cognos TM1 Data Loading

In one of my earlier posts I recommended an approach for loading larger amounts of data into TM1 applications, and provided a high-level explanation of this approach, which I call the “File Route” solution. Some More Thoughts                  I like this load-strategy because, in following best practice guidelines, it leverages TM1’s proven ETL tool, TurboIntegrator to […]

Performance Profiling with Cognos TM1

Profiling As my last post promised, I’m continuing the performance testing discussion with my thoughts on performance profiling. What is profiling? Profiling is the extrapolation of information about something, based on known qualities (baselines) to determine its behavior (performance) patterns. In fact, performance profiling is determining the average time and/or resources required to perform a […]

Baselines for Performance Testing

In my last post I introduced the concept of performance and performance testing. Without establishing baselines, performance testing is a waste of time. So what is a baseline and why is it important to performance testing? Baselines Measuring performance requires an initial state (how is the application performing at this time with these parameters?) and […]

Performance Testing Your Cognos TM1 Application

Performance testing a TM1 model begins with understanding performance testing in general. Performance testing is an iterative process and the expected outcome (acceptable performance) will be based upon both the TM1 application and the environment it is deployed in.  The goal of performance testing is to identify response times, throughputs, and resource utilization of the […]

IBM Cognos TM1 Server Environments and Model Migration

IBM Cognos TM1 employs a distributed, client-server architecture that consists of the IBM Cognos TM1 server to which a combination of different clients can connect. The TM1 Server manages access to the Cognos TM1 data directory for Cognos TM1 clients. The data directory is where files are migrated from and to and this “migration of […]

Leveraging Existing Cognos TM1 Components

Abstract Eventually, you will (hopefully) have developed and delivered something in TM1 that is unique enough (and adds significant value) that you’ll want to leverage it in other models. Leverage Considerations Before leveraging your component, the following must be considered: General Business Requirements (do your business requirements match the delivered components business specifications?) Component Mechanics […]

Loading Cubes – with Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler

So we’ve created a sample, simple cube in Modeler (this cube has only 2 dimensions) and we want to load some data. To do that, you can (like in TM1 Architect) right-click on the folder “Processes”: And then provide a name for the new process: Performance Modeler now presents the “edit process” panel with the […]

Desktop analytics – IBM Cognos TM1 and Insight

So just how easy is it to perform simple forecast modeling using Cognos Insight? Let see. First, I took an MS Excel file and did a “Get Data” and “Import Data…” On the “way in”, Insight let me examine my file and exclude fields I didn’t care about and also (most importantly) tell it which […]

IBM Cognos TM1 TurboIntegrator – Comment Your Code

  “Either positive or negative comments are good because it shows I am still relevant” – Justin Guarini In all of my years of coding and testing TurboIntegrator scripts, my biggest pet peeve has to be opening a TI script and seeing lines and lines of unstructured, un-commented code. I’ve heard all the excuses: “self-documenting”, […]

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