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.

OLAP 101: Download FREE eBook

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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

Why do 70% of Business Intelligence Projects Fail?
  Let’s take a look into some reasons that business intelligence projects tend to fail.  
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28% of a Data Analyst’s Time is Spent on Data Prep
  James Haight of Blue Hill Research recently wrote a blog post that breaks down the costs and numbers of
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Data Planning, Big Data
Time for a Data Plan
Data planning is quickly becoming a top priority in businesses across the globe. Ben Rossi dives into some key components
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Healthcare and Big Data are Not Slowing Down
The days of paper charting medical records are long gone. Michael Morrison gives a good look into why Big Data is
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How Can Star Wars Help Your Business?
What does December 18th, 2015 mean to you? Ok yes, it is one week before Christmas but if you are
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Big Data & Using The Right Analytics For The Business Problem
  Do you agree with the phrase, “less is more?” We hear that phrase a lot, but what does it actually
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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