A White Elephant Named OLAP

A white elephant is a possession which its owner cannot dispose of and whose cost, particularly that of maintenance, is out of proportion to its usefulness

A mere 10-15 years ago, Business Intelligence software was still considered the sole dominion of large, fortune-500 scale companies. These were the types of organizations which typically had a lot of data, and also the ones that had the vast computational resources which were then required to process this data and translate it into actionable insights.

Author: Eran Levy

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