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What are OLAP Cubes?

What are OLAP Cubes?

What are OLAP Cubes?


I'm fairly new to IT and I've just come across the terms OLAP and OLAP cubes.  I've found a definition of OLAP, but can anyone please tell me what OLAP cubes are?!

Thanks very much!

RE: What are OLAP Cubes?

Cubes are a multi-dimensional database  - like a complicated pivot table. I suggest you read the following:

'A practical guide to Microsoft OLAP server' by John Shumate,

and also have a look on www.activearchitect.com as they have some good viewing software.



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