An OLAP cube refers to a method of storing data in a multidimensional form so that it enhances and facilitates reporting. Unlike databases, the advantage of OLAP cubes is that the data is categorized in dimensions, an aspect that can considerably improve the query overall query time.
As the name suggests, OlapCube Writer is an application designed to help you split data from files and databases locally on your computer for enhanced convenience.
The setup is a fast and straightforward process that does not require too much attention from your part and that is unlikely to give you any troubles. Upon launch, you are welcomed by a clean and well-structured interface that prompts you to connect to the database of choice.
It is worth mentioning that the program works with the vast majority of relational databases and data files, including but not limited to Microsoft Access, SQLite, Sybase, Microsoft Excel, DBMaker, FoxPro, Informix, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Valentina and Teradata.
Without denying that their general advantages, the problem with relational databases is that the query time is rather slow and hence, they are not the most suitable solution for near instantaneous analysis of display of large chunks of data. Not to mention the fact that attempting to examine tables from multiple data files at the same time is very likely to result in errors unless you use advanced apps dedicated for this purpose.
On the other hand, OLAP cubes overcome these limitations and allow you to check out tables from multiple databases without having to worry about compatibility. Once the data is extracted via a quick query, it can be neatly displayed in a bubble, column, pie, map, tree map chart or histogram.
In the eventuality that you are working with several databases or data files and want to generate reports without too much hassle, then perhaps OlapCube Writer could lend you a hand.