Dictionary Term

Relational Online Analytical Processing

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Relational online database processing (ROLAP) is a database processing technique that analyzes data stored in relational databases rather than multidimensional databases (as in multidimensional online database processing or MOLAP). Because it utilizes a relational database, ROLAP can support massive amounts of data—certainly more than MOLAP.

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Further reading: http://searchoracle.techtarget.com/definition/relational-online-analytical-processing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ROLAP



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