OLAP Solutions: Building Multidimensional Information Systems / Edition 2

OLAP Solutions: Building Multidimensional Information Systems / Edition 2

by Erik Thomsen
     
 

OLAP enables users to access information from multidimensional datawarehouses almost instantly, to view information in any way theylike, and to cleanly specify and carry out sophisticatedcalculations. Although many commercial OLAP tools and products arenow available, OLAP is still a difficult and complex technology tomaster.

  • Substantially updated with

See more details below

Overview

OLAP enables users to access information from multidimensional datawarehouses almost instantly, to view information in any way theylike, and to cleanly specify and carry out sophisticatedcalculations. Although many commercial OLAP tools and products arenow available, OLAP is still a difficult and complex technology tomaster.

  • Substantially updated with expanded coverage of implementationmethods for data storage, access, and calculation; also, newchapters added to combine OLAP with data warehouse, mining, anddecision support tools
  • Teaches the best practices for building OLAP models thatimprove business and organizational decision-making, completelyindependent of commercial tools, using revised case studies
  • Companion Web site provides updates on OLAP standards andtools, code examples, and links to valuable resources

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471400301
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/18/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
696
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.45(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. 1The Need for Multidimensional Technology1
Ch. 1The Functional Requirements of OLAP Systems3
Ch. 2The Limitations of Spreadsheets and SQL29
Ch. 3Thinking Clearly in N Dimensions47
Pt. 2Core Technology69
Ch. 4Introduction to the LC Model71
Ch. 5The Internal Structure of a Dimension93
Ch. 6Hypercubes or Semantic Spaces137
Ch. 7Multidimensional Formulas165
Ch. 8Links201
Ch. 9Analytic Visualization215
Ch. 10Physical Design of Applications247
Pt. 3Applications271
Ch. 11Practical Steps for Designing and Implementing OLAP Models273
Ch. 12Introduction to the Foodcakes Application Example307
Ch. 13Purchasing and Currency Exchange313
Ch. 14Materials Inventory Analysis341
Ch. 15FCI's Sales and Marketing375
Ch. 16FCI's Activity-Based Management403
Ch. 17A Computational Example451
Pt. 4Further Issues499
Ch. 18Multidimensional Guidelines501
Ch. 19Product Language Comparisons519
Ch. 20DSS Fusion541
App. AFormula Index569
App. BStandards in the OLAP Marketplace571
App. CLC Language Constructs577
App. DGlossary581
App. EThe Relationship between Dimensions and Variables589
App. FToward a Theoretically Grounded Model for OLAP and Its Connection to the Relational Model and Canonical Logic603
App. GCodd's 18 Features615
Notes621
Bibliography635
Index643

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >