Cognos, a provider of business intelligence (BI) and corporate performance management solutions, and Fujitsu Limited, a provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace, announced the launch of Cognos PowerNavigator Server, a jointly developed business intelligence software package for large-scale data analysis. The new product, which integrates Cognos PowerPlay from Cognos with Fujitsu's Symfoware Navigator Server, will be available in Japan starting May 21.
The result of a global strategic alliance struck this year, Cognos and Fujitsu will aggressively pursue joint marketing and sales into the Japanese enterprise market. Leveraging the scalable 64-bit OLAP of Symfoware Navigator Server and the market-leading usability and performance of Cognos PowerPlay the solution gives organizations an effective means to present large volumes of data to business users for analysis and exploration. Specifically, this hybrid-style online analytical processing software combines the high-speed analysis of the MOLAP feature of Cognos PowerPlay, which enables users to store frequently used data in a special multi-dimensional database, with the flexibility of the ROLAP feature of Symfoware Navigator Server, which enables users to directly search terabyte-size relational databases and effectively analyze the results
Large retailers, for example, capture a huge volume of point-of-sale data, and executives, corporate planners, regional managers and store managers each need to be able to take the data on sales, products, stores and inventory and analyze it from different perspectives.
The new product brings together the summary data analysis functions of Cognos PowerPlay and the detailed data analysis functions of Symfoware Navigator Server to offer one system that enables a variety of different types of users to get data of whatever level of detail they need and quickly and flexibly analyze it to get the answers they need.
Through collaboration between their headquarters in Japan and Canada, the two companies have established a joint system for top-quality support services for its joint customers.
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