Talk:Online analytical processing

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Merge discussion[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section. A summary of the conclusions reached follows.
To merge ROLAP, HOLAP, MOLAP into Online Analytical Processing, but leave OLAP cube as a stand-alone

ROLAP, HOLAP, MOLAP and OLAP cube are all subtopics of OLAP. Propose merging them all into the OLAP article as subtopics. The OLAP article is not overly long and these other articles are not particularly long either. It would benefit all articles to clean them up and merge. SqlPac (talk) 03:29, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

Merge *OLAP, leave OLAP Cube: Indented line I recently added the advantages and disadvantages of ROLAP to the ROLAP section. Do we like this? If so, I can continue with the rest of them but I wanted to see thoughts on this. I feel ROLAP, HOLAP, and MOLAP don't need their own respective articles but OLAP cube does. Augbog (talk) 23:08, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
Merge All: I think it makes sense to merge them. They are all short. The con arguments don't totally make sense to me... voyage of discovery? No offense but surely one doesn't need to click extra clicks to go on a voyage of discovery? Vcrs (talk) 03:55, 3 May 2014 (UTC)
Leave All: Its better to be specific than merging all information under one title — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:03, 15 March 2013 (UTC)
Merge *OLAP, leave OLAP Cube: Since the term "OLAP Cube" and/or "the Cube" is a very popular term, maintaining a separate entry for "OLAP Cube" would facilitate easier access by non-technical users. The reader could then move to the more general from the specific, if needed. (talk) 14:00, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
Leave All: As per the comment above OLAP cube is a very popular term. Indeed it is what I searched for today when I found this article. Having read about OLAP cubes I wanted some more general information so I went to the Online Analytical Processing page and discovered other forms of OLAP. If you try and cover all of this in one big article it may deter people from reading it rather than entering the voyage of discovery that browsing from page to page does. Deevincentday (talk) 12:09, 13 November 2013 (UTC)
Merge *OLAP, leave OLAP Cube: Agree with what other people have said. Definitely OLAP Cube seems like a topic that can stand on its own. I do however think that ROLAP, MOLAP, and HOLAP deserve to be merged in since they are simply subtopics under OLAP. Augbog (talk) 23:00, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
Leave All: I agree that the shouldn't be merge those are different techniques and way of doing OLAP — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:15, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Merge *OLAP, leave OLAP Cube: Merging would allow a better page that covers them all with comparisons of advantages and disadvantages of all approaches. There's no advantage to keeping them apart, and it makes any comparison between them harder. (also cleaned up the vote list here: apologies if I have misrepresented anyone's position.) DewiMorgan (talk) 21:43, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Agree with merging the articles, but leaving cube as stand-alone. Can't imagine someone reading OLAP topic and not wanting to view the MOLAP, HOLAP, ROLAP topicsCtatro (talk) 19:07, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

  • oppose merges. Merging "because the article is not overly long" is never a good idea when the topic is so big. Even when wikipedia is yet to cover it as fully as it deserves.
Also cubes are not an essential feature of all OLAP. Maybe they ought to be, but plenty of people are still trying to do OLAP on top of an ERD-ed OLTP database. (talk) 10:59, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Merge *OLAP, leave OLAP Cube. Online Analytical Processing is a very broad subject that should include MOLAP, HOLAP, ROLAP, etc. An OLAP Cube is a very specific article. This article is already very big on its own and would eventually be split-out of the more abstract article on Online Analytical Processing. (Original author of OLAP cube) (talk) 20:37, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I oppose merging. OLAP is an entire field of topics, OLAP cube is a particular concept from that domain. This merge demand is akin to saying like merging article on "God" into article on "Religion". There is quite a difference between these two. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:32, 29 December 2015 (UTC)
  • oppose This is a huge topic. There's scope for all of these individually, even the *OLAPs. Viam Ferream (talk) 13:11, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Merge. One of the nicest features of WiKi is how it brings very complex ideas down to the average user level. My opinion is WiKi is not an in-depth teaching tool, though it is a very important teaching tool. This is where people come to get a quick idea about topics they may have never heard of before, and in keeping wiki's concept I agree we should merge as subtopics which can be themselves searched. (talk) 10:43, 10 February 2016 (UTC)Luis
  • Don't merge please, I learned more from the separate pages. Thanks to the contributor. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:39, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Merge in ROLAP, MOLAP and HOLAP. This is a long-standing debate. I agree with the merge arguments above (removing stubs, one coherent topic, page size not a concern) and disagree with the arguments against: there is no information loss following a merge and over 3.5 years there seems to be no appetite or need for a significant expansion of OAP alone. Given that there is consensus to not merge in OLAP cube, I have removed that template. Klbrain (talk) 06:31, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

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