Glossary

Business Intelligence (BI) Terminology

cube

Multidimensional data processed by a single MDDBS.

data mart

The staging database, OLAP Services, and report server related to a particular set of business processes, such as Sales or Marketing. Companies often have multiple data marts.

data mining

Statistical analysis of data, usually with a predictive orientation. You can do data mining against either relational or multidimensional data. However, the required analysis is often much more efficient when multidimensional data is used. The results of data-mining analysis are stored in separate structures and are queried separately from the source MDDBS. Analysis Services includes a data-mining component.

data warehouse

The collection of all ...

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