Thursday, August 27, 2009

What are ROLAP cubes?

ROLAP Cubes: stands for Relational OLAP. In ROLAP cubes a copy of data from the fact table is not made and the data aggregates are stored in tables in the source relational database. A ROLAP cube is best when there is limited space on the Analysis Server and query performance is not very important. ROLAP local cubes contain the dimensions and cube definitions but aggregates are calculated when they are needed. ROLAP cubes requires less storage space than MOLAP and HOLAP cubes.

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