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

If You Think OLAP is Obsolete… Think Again!
If you think OLAP is Obsolete, A couple things could be possible: You don’t know what OLAP is. You haven’t
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Business Intelligence verses Predictive Analytics
Business Intelligence Versus Predictive Analytics
“No matter what, you still need business intelligence to know what really happened in the past, but you also need
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spreadsheet Calculations
How to Set Up a Pivot Table as a Spreadsheet Database
Pivot Tables aren’t merely a way to interact with your data. You also can use them as a rich source
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Big Data vs. Fast Data
This article “Which Do We Need More: Big Data or Fast Data?” from Entrepreneur.com shines a light on the buzz
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Which OLAP is Best?
OLAP technology has continued to develop, a good indicator of its broad applicability in the software solution market. And though
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4 Bad BI Habits to Drop in 2015
This article from the Sisense blog has a valuable little list of Bad BI Habits to Break in 2015. To-dos for the
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Will Business Intelligence ever be Intelligent?
From Forbes.com, this article sparked a lot of interaction on our social media outlets, and we think it is an
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The Need for Business Analytics, even Inside the Dean’s Office
You may not think that business analytics as a concept applies to academics, but access to meaningful and timely information
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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