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MOLAPMultidimensional On-line Analytical Processing
MOLAPMultidimensional Olap
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MOLAP server use two levels of data storage representation to handle dense and sparse data sets.
The second category consists of data marts that use MOLAP. This multidimensional database uses the cube-like array structure for storing data and allows relatively easy implementation, quick processing response time, and calculation flexibility.
If only subsets of the data need to be available to various departments in your company, then a Multi-Dimensional On-Line Analytical Processing (MOLAP) structure is preferred.
The market has seen a proliferation of multidimensional database tools representing two approaches to the storage and management of their supporting databases: multidimensional OLAP (MOLAP) and relational OLAP (ROLAP).