Evolution of Data Cube Computational Approaches

Evolution of Data Cube Computational Approaches

Rebecca Boon-Noi Tan (Monash University, Australia)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-557-3.ch089
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Aggregation is a commonly used operation in decision support database systems. Users of decision support queries are interested in identifying trends rather than looking at individual records in isolation. Decision support system (DSS) queries consequently make heavy use of aggregations, and the ability to simultaneously aggregate across many sets of dimensions (in SQL terms, this translates to many simultaneous group-bys) is crucial for Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) or multidimensional data analysis applications (Datta, VanderMeer, & Ramamritham, 2002; Dehne, Eavis, Hambrusch, & Rau-Chaplin, 2002; Elmasri & Navathe, 2004; Silberschatz, Korth & Sudarshan, 2002).

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