Computation of OLAP Cubes

Computation of OLAP Cubes

Amin A. Abdulghani (Quantiva, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 6
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-557-3.ch038


The focus of Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) is to provide a platform for analyzing data (e.g., sales data) with multiple dimensions (e.g., product, location, time) and multiple measures (e.g., total sales or total cost). OLAP operations then allow viewing of this data from a number of perspectives. For analysis, the object or data structure of primary interest in OLAP is a cube.

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