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Is GOLAP the Next Wave for Big Data Warehousing?

August 09, 2018 / Alex Woodie

The 1990s and 2000s saw the rise of the relational databases for transaction processing (OLTP) as well as analytical processing (OLAP). As the volume and variety of data explodes in the 2010s, database experts are looking to parallel graph analytic database– what some are calling GOLAP data warehouses — to enable the timely extraction of insights. The biggest proponent of the GOLAP data warehouse concept at this point is Cambridge Semantics, the company behind the Anzo data lake offering. The Boston, Massachusetts company’s GOLAP offering includes a parallel graph database, called Anzo Graph, along with a collection of tools that help to automate core functions, like data modeling, transformation, and query-building (the rest of the Anzo suite). Barry Zane, the vice president of engineering for Cambridge Semantics (via its SPARQL City acquisition), knows a thing or two about developing parallel databases. After all, Zane was the founder and CTO of ParAccel, the massiv...