A client of mine recently upgraded from Cognos Series 7 to Cognos 10. With it, the Cognos DecisionStream catalog was brought up to Cognos Data Manager. However, when my client went to schedule the Cognos Data Manager jobs she noticed that Cognos Scheduler is not part of the Cognos 10 environment.
Cognos Scheduler was an extra tool you could use to schedule a variety of Cognos 7 related tasks, including DecisionStream jobs. While a handy feature, I found that virtually all of my past clients never used it. Usually there was a corporate scheduling tool or the operating system’s scheduling feature would be used instead. So this was never an issue for one of my clients until now.
With Cognos Scheduler now retired and scheduling Cognos reports simply a function of reports on the portal, there is still a service in the Cognos 10 environment that allows you to run Cognos Data Manager jobs through IBM Cognos Connection. This is the Data Movement Service. Cognos Data Manager must be installed on your Cognos 10 server for this to work. You publish your jobs to schedule from Cognos Data Manager to the Cognos portal.
That said, most of my clients still use Windows scheduler or Unix cron jobs to schedule events like this.