A multidimensional database server optimized for complex business-planning
and analysis applications. Compliant with E.F. Codd's online analytical
processing model. Lets users share and analyze enterprise data directly
from a spreadsheet or custom application. Used for planning and analysis
applications that require a defined analytical structure; consolidated
actual, projected, and derived data; and multiuser, read/write data access.
Operates within a data warehousing strategy or as a standalone departmental