Cube - Multi-dimensional query (OLAP query)

Data System Architecture


An multi-dimensional query is a query that runs against a multi-dimensional structure (ie cube).

It is also known as:

  • an OLAP query.
  • a business query

multi-dimensional query are analytics query and therefore are also:


See Multi Dimensional Data - MDX


The queries exhibit the following characteristics:

  • They have a high degree of complexity;
  • They use a variety of access
  • They are of an ad hoc nature
  • They examine a large percentage of the available data;
  • They contain query parameters that change across query executions.

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