Finally Cognos BI Software Development Kit is free to use

In case you missed the news, Cognos Software Development Kit became a part of BI Administrator license during the latest IBM license revamp. That’s fantastic news, because you get heaps of functionality for free. You don’t need to be particularly savvy with Java and .Net, there dozens of sample utilities released by IBM where you only need to substitute parameters and use them straight-away.

Just a few samples:

You can find a good introduction to Cognos SDK here and here.

I wrote about SDK a few times (1, 2) and am thinking about open-sourcing everything I have ever written in SDK. Let me know if you’d find it helpful.

To my infinite amusement, the only way I know to get a list of IBM SDK samples is a google query like this