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vs.

OLAP

Star Scheme
Sales campaigns

Time Sales, profit, costs, key numbers, etc. Products

Sales organization

Geography heirarchy

Other dimension

Snowflake Scheme

Sales campaigns

Time Time Products


Products
Sales, profit, costs, key numbers, etc. Geography heirarchy Sales organization

Sales organization

Geography heirarchy

Other dimension

Other dimension

Other dimension

Data Warehouse

Sales campaigns

Time Time Products


Products
Sales, profit, costs, key numbers, etc. Geography heirarchy Sales organization

Sales organization

Geography heirarchy

Other dimension

Other dimension

Other dimension

Relational OLAP
User Interface

SQL queries are generated graphically. Flexible, but neither fast nor user-friendly.

Data Warehouse

Multidimensional OLAP
User Interface

Every click is a query. Fast, but not flexible. Limited number of dimensions.

Hyper Cube
Build the cube. Lots of Data. Slow. Everything must be predefined.

Data Warehouse

Hybrid OLAP
User Interface

Every click is a query. Fast, but not flexible. Limited number of dimensions.

Hyper Cube
Drill-through when needed. Slow, and not user-friendly.

Data Warehouse

User Interface

QlikView file

Data Warehouse

User Interface

Relational database inside QlikView document.

QlikView file
Data Warehouse is not required. Any data source will do.

Data Warehouse

User Interface

QlikView file
Load the data then work off-line!

Data Source

User Interface

QlikView file

User Interface
Every click is a query. Extremely fast, and very flexible.

Click !
The selection propagates through the relational database. The technology used is called AQL.

AQL
The patented AQL technology performs its associations when a QlikView user makes a query through the pointand-click interface.
As a value or several values (in a dimension) are selected, QlikView makes a split second association showing only values (in other dimensions and measures) associated with the current selection. Simultaneously, graphs and tables (holding one or several general expressions), are calculated to show the result of the current selection.

User Interface
Any number of Virtual hypercubes (Pivot tables, Diagrams, Gauges etc.) can be put in the QlikView document.

These are calculated on demand, i.e. on every click.

Summary

MOLAP
Limited number of dimensions Not Flexible

ROLAP
Not User-friendly

HOLAP
A poor combination of the two above methods

Summary

Data warehouse not necessary Unlimited number of dimensions Possibility for several hypercubes talking to each other Flexible User-Friendly