Computation of OLAP Data Cubes

Computation of OLAP Data Cubes

Amin A. Abdulghani (Data Mining Engineer, USA)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-010-3.ch046
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Abstract

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 data cube. A detailed introduction to OLAP is presented in (Han & Kambler, 2006).

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