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Whats the difference between Relational database and Multi dimensional databse? [message #313853] Mon, 14 April 2008 22:33 Go to next message
renu4dwh
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can someone please explain to me the difference between relational databse and multidimensional databse?
Re: Whats the difference between Relational database and Multi dimensional databse? [message #313862 is a reply to message #313853] Mon, 14 April 2008 23:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BlackSwan
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>can someone please explain to me the difference between relational databse and multidimensional databse?
OK, I'll bite.
what is a "multidimensional databse" even correctly spelled?
wikipedia does not seem to have any such term.
Re: Whats the difference between Relational database and Multi dimensional databse? [message #313899 is a reply to message #313862] Tue, 15 April 2008 01:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pablolee
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what is a "multidimensional databse"
It is the database that Dr Who uses to keep a track of his travels in his TARDIS

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Re: Whats the difference between Relational database and Multi dimensional databse? [message #313900 is a reply to message #313899] Tue, 15 April 2008 02:09 Go to previous message
ThomasG
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Well, Wikipedia does have an entry :

Multidimensional Database

As a rule of thumb I would say everything queried in SQL is a relational database, everything queried in MDX is a multidimensional database.
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