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  Oct 15, 1998 Why is Microsoft is making OLAP a standard part of SQL/Server?
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The arrival of SQL-Server 7.0 provides an awesome opportunity to bring decision support to a vast new market that previously couldn't afford OLAP solutions.

Richard Creeth, Creeth, Richman & Assoc.

 

     

Applix, Inc.
112 Turnpike Road
Westboro, MA 01581
(800)-8-APPLIX

Brio Technology, Inc.
3950 Fabian Way, Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94303
www.brio.com

Business Objects
2870 Zanker Road
San Jose, CA 95134
(800) 527 0580
www.businessobjects.com

Business Objects is the world's leading provider of integrated enterprise decision support tools. Business Objects products provide non-technical business users with access to information stored in data warehouses, data marts, and packaged business applications. Business Objects provides a complete suite of decision support tools including query, reporting, online analytical processing, data mining, and DSS administration for both client/server and internet environments. Business Objects has sold more than 780,000 licenses to over 6,200 organizations in more than 60 countries worldwide.

Cognos, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario
800-4COGNOS
www.cognos.com.

Cognos Aristotle / Cognos PowerPlay Aristotle is the code name for Cognos' client designed specifically to leverage 100% of the analytical capabilities of Plato. Aristotle offers the speed, functionality, scalability and cost-effectiveness that the Microsoft BackOffice environments demand. PowerPlay is Cognos' OLAP application that scales to bring the business intelligence power of Plato and SQLServer 7.0 to even the largest enterprise.

Creeth, Richman & Associates, Inc.
94 East Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851-5010
(800) 690-OLAP (US only)

Richard Creeth, is the principal of the Creeth, Richman & Associates Inc. a 10 person data warehouse consultancy in Norwalk, Conn., and co-author of the OLAP Report.

Excell Data Corp.
1756 114th Avenue SE, Suite 220
Bellevue, WA 98004
(800) 5-EXCELL
www.excell.com

Excell Data Corporation, headquartered in Bellevue WA ,provides a strong Microsoft-centric Systems Integration portfolio of services ranging from Application Development to Enterprise Networking and Internet/Intranet consulting. Excell employs more than 450 professionals and did $40 million in annual sales in (1977?). Headquartered in Bellevue WA, the privately owned company has offices in Portland OR and Denver CO.

Hummingbird Communications Ltd.
1 Sparks Avenue, North York, Ontario Canada, M2H 2W1
(416) 496-2200
www.hummingbird.com

Hummingbird PaBLO is a universal OLAP client tool for summarized multidimensional information in data warehouses and data marts. PaBLO creates reports with tables, charts and graphs from multidimensional data sources such as Microsoft Decision Support Services. PaBLO generates optimized MDX expressions and offers its users asynchronous initialization and query execution with cancel capabilities. Use Hummingbird PaBLO to create multiple simultaneous connections to your OLE DB for OLAP database.

Hyperion Solutions
1344 Crossman Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
(800) 858-1666
www.arborsoft.com

In May May 1998, Arbor, best known for its Essbase OLAP server, and Hyperion, maker of analytical financial software, said that they were joining forces to create a new company in a $1.3 billion deal.

Knosis Inc.
PO Box 8064 Boise, ID 83702
(208) 344-1630
(208) 343-6128
www.knosysinc.com

Founded in 1995 to make OLAP more accessible to the broader business market, Knosys is focused on the decision maker's desktop making business analysis tools for the Microsoft Data Warehousing Environment that are intuitive, advanced and flexible.

NCR Corp.
1700 S Patterson Blvd
Dayton, OH 45479-0001
(800) 637-2600
www.ncr.com.

In May 1998, NCR announced that the latest Teradata upgrade, Version 2.3, will offer support for the OLE DB for OLAP API pushed by Microsoft Corp., improving on Open Database Connectivity access for third-party tools.

Quest Data Solutions
5600 S. Quebec St, Suite 310-D
Greenwood Village CO. 80111
(303) 771 2246
www.qdbc.com

A 60 person database and data warehousing consultancy that did 9 million dollars worth of business last year.

Seagate Software Inc.
Vancouver, British Columbia
www.seagatesoftware.com
(800) 877-2340

 
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