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Corporate Information model Catalog for Self Service using (Online Analytical Processing) OLAP methodology
  • Farhana Sethi
Farhana Sethi
Schlumberger Ltd
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Corporate Information Models(CIM) are Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) Cubes – a data structure that enables simple and rapid analysis of data by the multiple dimensions that define a business challenge. A multidimensional cube for reporting composed of multiple Dimension e.g. Customers, Product Lines, business units and Date. By storing data using OLAP cubes, data is pre-calculated and ready-to-use, eliminating long-running data queries and enabling self-service business intelligence. A portal has been developed to provide and display the CIM detail. The CIM catalog links to over 60 CIMs categorized by the seven main categories called Value streams.