Chapter 55

Oracle Express Development in the Enterprise

Paul Mundell

The road from business data to business information is often tortuous, requiring countless hours of authentication and transformation. It seems that those who most need access to the business information are destined to articulate their needs in terms of what they already “don’t have.” A first pass at an Online Analytic Processing (OLAP) application is often little more than a proof of concept. Conventional OLAP applications anticipate the general need for authentication and transformation and provide easy-to-use tools to accommodate these aspects of the OLAP process. Generally, they sow the seeds of their own limitations with modifiers such as Desktop OLAP (DOLAP), Multidimensional ...

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