OLAP Council

OLAP Council

(body, standard)
A body formed in early 1995 to work on a cross-product API for OLAP. After little success it was replaced by the Analytical Solutions Forum.
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It is not possible to rely on the vendors' own descriptions and membership of the long-defunct OLAP Council was not a reliable indicator of whether or not a company produces OLAP products.
It was a founding member of the OLAP Council and, more recently, a founding member of the XML for Analysis (XMLA) and Java OLAP Interface (JOLAP) working groups.
He also scorned its benchmark index, APB-1, a set of standards endorsed by the OLAP Council, saying that Oracle and Hyperion are the only companies to subscribe to it.
Menninger also served on the OLAP Council, is a frequent speaker at industry events, and has authored numerous articles for industry trade publications.
The company was a founding member of the OLAP Council and, more recently, a founding member of the XML for Analysis and JOLAP working groups.
He is well known in the OLAP community for having served as technical chairman for the OLAP Council and being a primary contributor to the OLAP Council's API.
The OLAP Council, a nonprofit consortium of industry leading OLAP vendors, created the APB-1 OLAP benchmark to provide organizations with a non-biased means of comparing the overall performance and deployability of OLAP servers.
Erik Thomsen, chairman of the OLAP Council and co-author of the book "OLAP Solutions: Building Multidimensional Information Systems," will serve as the lab's chief scientist.
It draws attention to the fact that Hyperion sensibly refused to join the OLAP Council, the now superseded attempt to establish industry-wide OLAP standards.
These capabilities are accessed through industry-standard interfaces, including first with the Microsoft OLE DB for OLAP specification and later with the MDAPI Release 2 from the OLAP Council.