online analytical processing (OLAP)
A class of analytical software applications for querying a database, collecting results, discovering problems, and solving them. For example, a user could tabulate a large volume of complex key business data, such as revenues and other variables, and set up multiple different dimensions for analyzing it as a way to elucidate useful information, such as new trends and correlations.
Multi-dimensional online analytical processing - A type of OLAP that generates summary data based on an existing data warehouse and stores that in a specialized multi-dimensional database for faster analysis.
Relational online analytical processing - A type of OLAP that searches directly on a relational database and displays the results as axes of a multidimensional table.
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A management and analysis "perspective" based on an end-user's position and job function.
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Date: 12 May, 2003
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