Why OLAP?

September 28, 2012
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Why OLAP?

For the first 3 quarters of my career I didn’t pay attention to Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) technology, everything I did was with relational structures because everything I did was for users who wanted reports handed to them. In the last few years that has changed for me in the regard that users are more technically educated and the reports that are being generated don’t move at the speed of business and can’t answer the question “Why is this number the way it is?”

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