OLAP (On Line Analytical Processing)

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Definition: OLAP (On Line Analytical Processing)

OLAP (online analytical processing) is used when one needs to selectively extract and view data from given point of views.

All the data is stored in a database which is in the form of multidimensional to facilitate all the analysis. OLAP can be also used for discovery of relationship between data items or data mining.

The main objective of this multidimensional analysis is the help user to gain some useful meaning from the databases.

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