UnitedOlap in action

Dear Readers,

Always amazing to discuss with people about new project. Basic questions are globally the same : Why do you launch a new project ? How will you market it ? Do you have enough resources to achieve it ?

I’ve heard those sentences since the initial launch of Vanilla, and there is no debate on result : we are now in version 3.4, with new adopters every weeks, and more & more people willing to look at the project, (meaning : the vaporware & bad words of some Us based companies has gone).

Last month, we launched UnitedOlap, our new Olap project, and I’m happy to show you some of the new features in the 2 videos (Thanks to Charles for the videos).

Excel as a datasource for UnitedOlap

Google SpreadSheed as a datasource for UnitedOlap

 Those videos give direct answer to some questions, such as “Why a new Olap engine”.

Answer is basic : we didn’t want to be tied to sql-only datasource, and supporting oda driver directly provide us with Excel, csv or GSpreadSheet data support.

Second answer, if you want to run your application in  the cloud, you should be in position to support cloud datasource (not only cloud database). And today, Google data source (such as GSpreaSheet or GTable) are becoming the de facto standard to store information in the cloud

Third answer, UnitedOlap is a combination of a server (Olap), driver (UnitedOlap), Api (FreeAnalysis), Designer (Fasd) and Web interface (FaWeb). No need anymore to look for strange mix of different projects to gather a driver with a designer or an api that don’t follow the same Open Source licences

Supporting Excel datasource is important for Proof of Concept when you are starting a new project : no need anymore to load your data into a Sql database only to solve “technical limitation”. In addition, Excel provide an easy way to manage external calculation / simulation on measures, unleashing some of the current limitation with basoc Open source Olap driver.

GSpreadSheet support is great, because you can perfom online Web manipulation on data and see the result in an Olap Interface (and in the sample, we display the data on a map)

If you want to be involved in the UnitedOlap project, just drop me a mail, we will provide you with a direct access to resources (packages, source code …)

Have Fun !



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