What is OLAP?

OLAP stands for

OnLine Analytical Processing” 

It is the most powerful and exciting business technology available for real-time decision making. Spend time on OLAP.com and learn about OLAP.

Learn about OLAP

What is OLAP?

On-Line Analytical Processing

Explore the uses and benefits of OLAP technology.

Types of OLAP Systems

Identify the different types of OLAP systems.

What is BI?

Business Intelligence

Discover the uses, best practices, and importance of BI.

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This book offers context for newbies to OLAP technology. Learn where OLAP came from and how it developed into the Business Intelligence technology we know today.

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 Read Our Recent Blog Posts to Learn about OLAP

7 Interesting Facts About OLAP History
Not too long ago businesses found it very difficult to query data out of their recently acquired relational databases. These
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Distinguishing Business Analytics and Business Intelligence
As the fields of business intelligence and business analytics continue to develop and grow, organizations must be aware of the
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How Business Intelligence Helps To Identify Opportunities And Threats
Business intelligence in action: KPIs can do more than performance management. Defining KPIs can also help businesses to identify threats
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Infographic: Business Analyst vs. Data Scientist
Business Analytics vs. Data Science “Business analytics” and “data science” — are they basically interchangeable terms, or entirely separate professional
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OLAP and Excel, a Perfect Pair
OLAP and Excel
Excel reports are just not cutting in today's world of even larger and more complex organizations. Thankfully, there is a
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Excel, not a one stop shop
Excel is Not a one Stop Shop for your Data Needs
“There’s nothing inherently wrong with spreadsheets; they’re excellent tools for many different jobs. But data visualization and data communication is
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Human Resources, Making BIG Strides in Business Analytics
Human Resources is beginning to pull ahead in the Business Analytics world. One thing is certain, if you want to
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How to get the Largest Return from your Big Data
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11 of the Best Practices for Business Intelligence
Dennis McCafferty of CIO Insight recently wrote an article that addresses 11 of the top practices of Business Intelligence. With
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 Follow Tutorials to Learn about OLAP

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.

OLAP Tutorials

 Learn about Different 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.

Types of OLAP