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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This adds to the fact that the multidimensional data structure is optimized for rapid ad hoc information retrieval (OLAP Council 1995), which greatly facilitates the data exploration and analysis process.
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.