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InfoWorld: Java being extended to data analysis

Aug 22, 2000, 15:08 (0 Talkback[s])
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"IBM, SUN MICROSYSTEMS, Oracle, and Hyperion Solutions are co-developing a Java-based, platform-independent specification for creating and managing data in OLAP (online analytical processing) servers. JOLAP (Java-based interface for OLAP) will be developed via the JCP (Java Community Process), a procedure for developing Java specifications, reference implementations, and test suites."

"JOLAP is designed as a counterpart to the JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) API, and will be deployable across any JOLAP-compliant OLAP data source. Additionally, vendors of OLAP servers supporting JOLAP will be able to use a standard API that is compatible with applications and components running on Java 2."

"JOLAP leverages the Needham, Mass.-based Object Management Group's open standards specification for the Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM), providing interoperability between data warehousing and e-business tools, applications, and repositories. "JOLAP and CWM are complementary in that CWM is for sharing metadata, and JOLAP is for multi-dimensional access," said Jagadish Mirani, a senior director of marketing at Redwood Shores, Calif.-based Oracle."

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