Systems and methods for data processing

  • US 8,214,321 B2
  • Filed: 05/27/2004
  • Issued: 07/03/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/28/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A data processing method comprising:

  • providing a set of database tables in a data warehouse, each database table being assigned to an entity type and storing entities of its entity type;

    providing a set of online analytical processing cubes in a data warehouse, each online analytical processing cube specifying a layout for transactional data storage;

    providing at least one application program for processing at least one class of database tables and at least one class of online analytical processing cubes;

    mapping a sub-set of the set of database tables to the at least one class of database tables, the sub-set of database tables comprising database tables of one or more entity types;

    mapping a sub-set of the set of online analytical processing cubes to the at least one class of online analytical processing cubes;

    invoking an online analytical processing component to fill the online analytical processing cubes with transactional data;

    processing the entities stored in the sub-set of database tables and the transactional data stored in the sub-set of online analytical processing cubes by the application program; and

    providing analysis of the entities and the transactional data processed by the application program to a user.

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