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Excel® 2016 Pivot Table Data Crunching by Michael Alexander, Bill Jelen

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9. Working with and Analyzing OLAP Data

Introduction to OLAP

Online analytical processing (OLAP) is a category of data warehousing that enables you to mine and analyze vast amounts of data with ease and efficiency. Unlike other types of databases, OLAP databases are designed specifically for reporting and data mining. In fact, there are several key differences between standard transactional databases, such as Access and SQL Server, and OLAP databases.

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