OLAP: In Fashion Or Old-Fashioned?
November 7, 2008
Why Read This Report
Online analytical processing (OLAP) is a core component of a complex business intelligence (BI) architectural stack. Even as vendors begin to explore alternative technologies for "slicing" and "dicing" large data sets, OLAP engines, servers, and models still play a key role in most BI solutions for small, midsize, and especially large enterprises. While information and knowledge management (I&KM) professionals need to familiarize themselves with emerging post-OLAP solutions, traditional OLAP approaches will remain an essential component in most BI installations for at least the next five years.
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Table of Contents
- OLAP Is Here To Stay, At Least For A While
- The Post-OLAP Era Is Now Upon Us
- Not All OLAP Options Are Created Equal — Choose Wisely
WHAT IT MEANS
- Whither OLAP — Or Rather, Will It Wither?
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