Avatara: OLAP for Webscale Analytics Products
Multidimensional data generated by members on websites has seen massive growth in recent years. OLAP is a well-suited solution for mining and analyzing this data. Providing insights derived from this analysis has become crucial for these websites to give members greater value. For example, LinkedIn, the largest professional social network, provides its professional members rich analytics features like "Who's Viewed My Profile?" and "Who's Viewed This Job?" The data behind these features form cubes that must be efficiently served at scale, and can be neatly shared to do so.