Monthly Archives: February 2012

TM1 Parallel Interaction and Multithreading Explained

Before I get started on this subject I must put down a disclaimer that I don’t actually know the exact workings of TM1 especially in regards to Parallel Interaction. I’m relying on research conducted on the subject used in developing Daptech Keystone (Another In-Memory Cube Structured Database). For reference I’ve used the three basic setups for an Application (These aren’t the only three). Single Threaded Multithreaded (Using Locks for Synchronization) Multithreaded (Using … Continue Reading

TM1 10.1 Operations Console vs. CubeSpy

TM1 10.1 Operations Console

A simple breakdown of the differences and similarities of the new TM1 Operations Console in TM1 10.1 and CubeSpy through Installation, Features and appearance. Software Installation CubeSpy TM1 Operations Console Run the Installer. Open and Point CubeSpy to TM1 when Prompted. Add TM1 Servers. Run the Installer. Start the Applications Server via Cognos Configuration. Add the SSL Certificates into JRE via Command line. Configure the Operations Console via an XML Config file. Change … Continue Reading

IBM Cognos TM1 10.1 – Installing the Operations Console

This is a short pictorial guide to installing the TM1 Operations Console in the version of Apache Tomcat bundled with the TM1 10.1 Installation. 1. Open a command prompt and run the following (updating paths to match that of your own environment).   Command Prompt – Enter the command to add the SSL Certificate into the JRE Command: keytool -import -file “C:\Program Files\ibm\cognos\tm1\bin\ssl\applixca.pem” -keystore “C:\Program Files\ibm\cognos\tm1\bin\jre\6.0\lib\security\cacerts” -storepass “changeit”   2. … Continue Reading

TM1 10.1 – The new look for Perspectives

One of the first questions I’m ever asked about a new release of any kind of software is “How does it look?”. And since TM1 10.1 introduces a new icon set across Architect and Perspectives I thought I’d add in a quick little gallery. Click the images below to see the different screens of TM1 Perspectives 10.1. Please note that Turbo Integrator and the Advanced Rules editor both haven’t changed when accessed through Perspectives.

TM1 10.1 – IBM Cognos Insight Review Pt 1 – With the Sales Challenge Data File

Back in October we posted a Sales Cube Challenge TM1 Consultants and Developers could do to gauge themselves and their skill levels – Optionally readers could send their completed TM1 Servers back to us for feedback and advice. Now with IBM Cognos TM1 10 out we thought we’ve review one of the new components (IBM Cognos Insight) and what better data than the Sales Cube Challenge Data file. Note: This … Continue Reading

IBM Cognos TM1 10.1 – The Installation

I’m going to talk through the installation of TM1 10.1. Prerequisites: Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package Microsoft .NET 3.5 SP1 Framework Microsoft Chart Controls for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5. Microsoft Excel Getting Started: To kick of you’ll need either an installation CD or Archive. When downloading directly from IBM’s website you’ll be using a “.tar.gz” archive. This can be extracted with winZip/7Zip or WinRAR. Within the Installation directory … Continue Reading

Introducing TM1 10.1 – The Overview

Its exciting times for anyone in Business Intelligence Industry working with IBM Solutions due to the release of TM1 version 10 last week. We will be doing quite a bit of blogging over the next few weeks about the new capabilities and components to the software package. Below is a high level overview of the components which make up IBM Cognos TM1 version 10. The brand new components here are: … Continue Reading