When it comes to enterprise software, it must involve proper planning, design, and implementation for its success. IBM Cognos is a similar software that has been divided into multiple components, where each component has its dedicated responsibility that makes it easy to handle. In this chapter we will go through all the Cognos components and the architecture of IBM Cognos. Load balancing will also be discussed at the end of this chapter along with certain benefits of having this sort of Cognos architecture.
The IBM Cognos 10.2 BI architecture is separated into the following three tiers: