SSRS 2008 R2 vs SSRS 2012 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have little-no knowledge of these programs but have to compare these two programs and the differences btwn 2008 R2 & 2012 SSRS as well as those two compared to COGNOS.  Can anyone please please help me and let me know what the main differences are?  What are the pros/cons to the programs?  Thanks to anyone in advance who can help me.  
    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 5:23 PM


  • Hi KSteck,

    SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) provides the tools and services to help you create, deploy, and manage reports. As well as, Reporting Services can work within the Microsoft Visual Studio environment and also are integrated with SQL Server other tools and components. There are more new features in SSRS 2012, such as Power view and Data Alerts.

    Cognos is IBM's business intelligence (BI) and performance management software. This software is designed for business users to extract data, analyze it and assemble reports.

    There are more details about the new features of SSRS 2012, SSRS 2008R2, and Cognos, you can refer to the following link.
    SSRS 2012:
    SSRS 2008R2:

    Sofiya Li

    Sofiya Li
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    Thursday, June 27, 2013 9:10 AM