Cognos OLAP Tool Free Trial Download

Cognos announced the immediate availability of their PowerPlay Server Web Edition 6.0, as a free limited time trial download from their Website.


Companies with an OLAP (online analytical processing) infrastructure in
place can download and run the product against their own data to gain an
appreciation of its capabilities.


PowerPlay Server Web Edition is a rapid deployment solution for delivering
enterprise-wide multidimensional analysis of data via the familiar Web
browser interface.


“PowerPlay Web is very easy to work with, and greatly shortens the work of
deploying OLAP to the enterprise,” said Geoff Vaccarelli, MetLife systems
analyst.


According to Cognos, the new version’s rapid deployment features allow
companies with existing OLAP applications to extend the value of their
solutions to thousands of intranet and extranet users.


In less than half a day, companies can leverage existing Cognos PowerCubes
or other popular multidimensional data sources. Cognos is also providing
free test cubes of data for those new to OLAP.


“This free time-limited offer will allow users to determine on their own
that Cognos’ product broadens the value of existing OLAP applications faster
and easier than any other product offering in the market,” said Rob Rose,
Cognos vice president of Product Marketing.


The free evaluation period ends August 15, 1998.

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