On-Line Analytic Processing (OLAP) (or Fast Analysis of Shared Multidimensional Information - FASMI)

The term On-Line Analytic Processing refers to technology that allows users of multidimensional databases to generate online descriptive or comparative summaries ("views") of data and other analytic queries.

For more information, see On-Line Analytic Processing (OLAP); see also, Data Warehousing and Data Mining techniques.