As a DM Review reader, you might have been one of the 2,236 people in 49 countries who participated in The OLAP Survey 2 last summer. Many more people participated in this survey than had in the first, thus allowing for much more thorough analysis. Many surprises and paradoxes emerged from the analysis of this data, a few of which are covered in this article.

Slightly more than 60 percent of the sample had not even considered buying online analytical processing (OLAP) yet, though the fact that they participated in the survey suggests that they had some interest in the subject. Another 10 percent had considered buying, but had not yet done so, while the remaining 30 percent had purchased and deployed OLAP. This latter group answered dozens of additional questions concerning their purchase and usage of OLAP.

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