Project Professional uses Online Analytical Process (OLAP) technology to generate OLAP cubes and then stores the information in Extensible Markup Language (XML) for presentation and loading into the Project Center pages for portfolio analysis and modeling.
OLAP databases are called cubes because they combine the analysis of data from several dimensions, such as project, resource, and time, with summarized data, such as work and availability.
OLAP is designed for ad hoc data reporting. It is a way to organize large business databases. OLAP cubes are organized to fit the way you retrieve and ...