Date: Fri, 23 Feb 1996 09:59:00 -0800
Reply-To: Tom Skinner <Thomas_M_Skinner@CCM.FM.INTEL.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Tom Skinner <Thomas_M_Skinner@CCM.FM.INTEL.COM>
Organization: Intel Corporation
Subject: Re: MDDB Switch for SAS Institute??
Paul OldenKamp <email@example.com> wrote:
>Here's a switch. On one of the SAS Institute's redesigned Web pages
>that appeared over the weekend there is a one line mention of one of
>their OLAP products:
> "New in 1996 will be a multidimensional database (MDDB)..."
>I expect that there will be more news of this at the SAS Users Group
>Internationl Conference in Chicago next month.
In the same sentence, something to the effect of a matrix-like data structure.
I'd guess they have built an application manangement facility to support standard
summary datasets and indexes. I'd expect we'll see more "applied" solutions coming
from this vendor as they seek to compete in both the OLAP world and in the
integrated solutions area such as that served by SAP.
Still, this particular development begs more questions: (the same ones I've been
asking over a year or two now)
Will they re-join the OLAP council? Their justification for not was basically based
on their perception of the preponderance (dominance) of MDDB vendors and a defacto
standard requirement for having one for which to based the joint development work
Will they continue to support access to the mainstream RDBMS vendors as they move to
MDDB/RDBMS hybrid solutions? They previously referred to the MDDB's as "trendy".
Will they begin to support pure MDDB vendors products such as Arbor Essbase?
IMHO to answer yes to these questions would yield benefits for both the vendor and
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