Understanding Microsoft OLAP Architecture

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Use these topics to better understand Analysis Services multidimensional databases and plan how to implement multidimensional databases in your business intelligence solution.

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Server Objects (Analysis Services - Multidimensional Data)

Dimension Objects (Analysis Services - Multidimensional Data)

Cube Objects (Analysis Services - Multidimensional Data)

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OLAP Engine Server Components

Local Cubes (Analysis Services - Multidimensional Data)

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Developing with Analysis Management Objects (AMO)

Developing with Analysis Services Scripting Language (ASSL)

Developing with ADOMD.NET

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Globalization scenarios for Analysis Services