What is OLAP?

Online Analytical Processing is the most powerful and exciting technology available to businesses for real-time decision making.

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Download an eGuide for

OLAP and Business Intelligence Terms


This downloadable reference can give you a leg up with the jargon associated with Business Intelligence and OLAP projects.


The eGuide contains succinct definitions for what we’ve determined are 15 common OLAP

and Business Intelligence terms.  Words such as “dependencies”, “alias”, and

“persistent calculation” are defined here as well as the more basic “cube” and “slice”.


Follow OLAP Tutorials


Exercises with a real OLAP product will teach you about Business Intelligence and OLAP basics.

These tutorials give you a chance to get hands on with data modeling and analysis with access to actual software and step-by-step instructions.   To follow these tutorials as they are intended, please first download the Free OLAP and Business Intelligence software provided by our sponsors at PARIS Tech.

Learn about Types of OLAP Systems


Read about different types of OLAP and what is new in the market now.

First there was ROLAP, and then MOLAP, and Hybrid systems as well as in-memory systems.  Read about what defines different systems, their limitations and what is trending in the OLAP and Business Intelligence market now.

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