Ongoing Services

UT’s Legacy Data Services (LDS) provide critical data capabilities for the campus and many colleges, schools, and units. These services will continue as UT begins planning with campus partners for an orderly migration to the Data Hub in the years ahead. Requests for new reports or data from LDS (including Cognos) will continue though the Information Resource Owners and/or Information Resource Custodians in the functional areas as they do today.

UT VPN connection is required for all off campus access.

Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW)

  • The EDW, sometimes referred to as just “IQ,” houses the university’s academic and administrative data considered critical for reporting purposes. The EDW is comprised of an on-premises Oracle database and can be accessed via Cognos reporting tools, Tableau visualizations, statistical analysis software, and web services.

Business Intelligence Services

  • IBM Cognos - With Cognos tools, administrators have the power to retrieve the data they need through transparent and meaningful reports.
    • Cognos enables designated users to create and retrieve reports to drive decision making.
    • Available to authorized UT Austin users only (UT EID login required).
    • See FAQ for more information »
  • Cognos Servers
    • IQ Data Cognos Cubes & Reports – for authorized Cognos Customers
    • IQ Author Cognos Report Authoring – for authorized Cognos Report Authors

Web Services

  • REST API – provides direct programmatic access to institutional data via a REST service data feed. REST enables access to data via HTTP, and is used by colleges, schools, and units (CSUs) to build data-rich applications.
    • Subject Areas included in the Web Services offering is under active development with new data being added frequently. Current customers include Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), College of Liberal Arts, Technology Resources (TRecs) and many others.
    • See FAQ for more information »

In time, all of the above LDS will migrate to the Data Hub with new reporting and analytics tools.  They will eventually be decommissioned. Read the Executive Sponsors' message here.

LDS Migration Planning

UT’s data flows, models, and uses of LDS evolved over many years, and migrating them to serve UT’s needs for the years ahead requires careful planning and execution. D2I will work closely with each Information Resource Owner, Custodian, the functional areas, and CSU data users to plan sequenced and phased migrations of LDS. UT is commencing that early planning in the summer of 2022, and updates will flow through D2I newsletters, campus functional owners, governance groups, and workshops.