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

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Top Requested Business Intelligence Software Features
According to recent research and a report by BI review company Software Advice in their Business Intelligence Software BuyerView for
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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