In 2005 Google Launched Google Analytics – a platform for analyzing website traffic by geography, source, keywords and 114 other dimensions. This free value-add platform is now used in 55% of the top 10,000 websites and used by 55% of fortune 500 companies who quickly realized that more timely insights which are more widely accessible drives greater response time and better ability to avoid problems before they occur.
I’ve often wondered how much easier life could be by using a similar platform for managing IBM Cognos environments. Being able to review server and error logs without running through the hoops of a vast VPN system as well as being notified of capacity issues before the server crashes.
Spark is a FREE Cloud-based IBM Cognos Products monitoring suite, which can holistically gauge the events, utilisation and performance of your Server Environments. Users can instantly see the Hard Drive, Memory and CPU utilisation, IBM Cognos TM1 or Express Server logs and utilisation on Login – from anywhere!
You can login now to see how it works using a tester account setup to monitor two InfoCube Consulting development servers.
- Username: tester
- Password: abc123
- Login Here
Screenshots of Spark from the publicly accessible tester account:
InfoCube Spark incorporates the following into an easy to understand workspace:
- TM1 Top Data
- TM1 Server Logs
- TM1 Configuration
- Server Hard Disk Capacity
- Server Memory Capacity
- Server CPU Utilisation
- Server Performance Counters
Some of our clients have said that we could and should charge thousands of dollars per annum for this service in enterprise environments, but we want to give something back to our Cognos Community – so we’re doing it for free. Nada. Nuffin. Zippo.