IBM is buying Cognos

IBM buying Cognos? (See press release.) I did not see this one coming. A few weeks ago, I heard rumors of a pan-canadian research initiative supported by Cognos. It did seem to me that Cognos was here to stay, for a very long time. Being bought by IBM, which has a lot of database technology, will probably change drastically Cognos at the R&D level.

It seems that Business Intelligence (BI) is now quite mature and very integrated in the technology of large vendors (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle).

Will there be a second wave of BI technology carried by new start-ups? I think so. And I think it will have something to do with infinite storage.

See my other posts Oracle buys Hyperion and Mondrian to partner up with Pentaho for Open Source Business Intelligence.

Daniel Lemire, "IBM is buying Cognos," in Daniel Lemire's blog, November 12, 2007.

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Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ).

2 thoughts on “IBM is buying Cognos”

  1. BIRT along with Mondrian gives a good development and deployment option for Reporting and Analysis over web.

    BIRT 2.2 is one of the best Reporting tool available today in open sourespace.

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