On-Line Analytical Processing - OLAP - is the ability to conduct data analysis within the context of the database. Data analysis may include predefined descriptive statistics, user defined expressions executed against the data, or customized models driven by the data.
A computer application that allows multiple dimensional manipulation, display and visualization of data. ()
Processing that supports the analysis of business trends and projections. It is also known as Multi-Dimensional Analysis.
A technology that uses multidimensional structures to provide rapid access to data for analysis. The source data for OLAP is commonly stored in data warehouses in a relational database.
(OLAP) A set of principles that provide a dimensional framework for decision support. The term OLAP is also used to define a group of vendors who offer non-relational, proprietary products aimed at decision support.
On-line retrieval and analysis of data to reveal business trends and statistics not directly visible in the data directly retrieved from a data warehouse. Also known as multidimensional analysis.
An application system used for analysis, planning, and management reporting through interactive access to a wide variety of information. An OLAP system usually references summary data in order to process information and frequently answers business needs for "what if" scenarios.