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September 2, 2016updated 18 Jan 2017 4:32pm

What is OLAP?

Find out why businesses use this during data analysis.

By Vinod

OLAP, Online Analytical Processing, answers multi-dimensional analytical (MDA) queries quickly and efficiently.

The MDA queries consist of two categories, which are data dimensions and measurements.

 Want to know when OLAP was first used? Click next page.

OLAP forms part of the Business Intelligence sphere, dealing with creating information that is useful to businesses, especially when analysing data in large quantities.

OLAP is thus used for business operations such as marketing, sales and budgeting.

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