Modeling and querying multidimensional databases : an overview

  title={Modeling and querying multidimensional databases : an overview},
  author={Patrick Marcel},
This paper presents some highlights about the concept of mul tidimensional database and On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP), a technology use d in the context of decision support. It mainly focuses on multidimensional data models and manipulations. We propose both an inventory and a classification of the elementary operatio ns underlying OLAP treatments. We describe several typical complex manipulations based on these elementary operations. Throughout the paper, we present the informal… CONTINUE READING


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