Chapter 9. Working with and Analyzing OLAP Data

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What Is OLAP?

Online Analytical Processing, or OLAP, is a category of data warehousing that allows 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 your standard transactional databases, such as Access or SQL Server, and OLAP databases. ...

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