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OLAP enables users to access information from multidimensional data warehouses almost instantly, to view information in any way they like, and to cleanly specify and carry out sophisticated calculations. Although many commercial OLAP tools and products are now available, OLAP is still a difficult and complex technology to master.
PART ONE: THE NEED FOR MULTIDIMENSIONAL TECHNOLOGY.
The Functional Requirements of OLAP Systems.
The Limitations of Spreadsheets and SQL.
Thinking Clearly in N Dimensions.
PART TWO: CORE TECHNOLOGY.
Introducton to the LC Model.
The Internal Structure of a Dimension.
Hypercubes or Semantic Spaces.
Physical Design of Applications.
PART THREE: APPLICATIONS.
Practical Steps for Designing and Implementing OLAP Models.
Introduction to the Foodcakes Application Example.
Purchasing and Currency Exchange.
Materials Inventory Analysis.
FCI's Sales and Marketing.
FCI's Activity-Based Manegement.
A Computational Example.
PART FOUR: FURTHER ISSUES.
Product Language Comparisons.
Appendix A: Formula Index.
Appendix B: Standards in the OLAP Marketplace.
Appendix C: LC Language Constructs.
Appendix D: Glossary.
Appendix E: The Relationship Between Dimensions and Variables.
Appendix F: Toward a Theoretically Grounded Model for OLAP and Its Conection to the Relational Model and Canonical Logic.
Appendix G: Codd's 18 Features.
Posted October 23, 2003
A very interesting book to have a general overview of the Olap concepts. Absolutly to be read before to choose an Olap tool or to advice on this technic some customer.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.