The GOLD Model CASE Tool: an environment for designing OLAP applications
Juan Trujillo, Sergio Luján-Mora, Enrique Medina
Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2002), p. 699-707: ICEIS Press, Ciudad Real (Spain), April 3-6 2002. ISBN: 972-98050-6-7.
(ICEIS'2002) Congreso internacional / International conference
The number of On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) applications in the market has dramatically increased in the last years. Most of these applications provide their own multidimensional (MD) models to represent main MD properties, thereby making the design totally dependent of the target commercial OLAP application. In this paper, we present a Computer-Aided Software-Engineering (CASE) operational environment to accomplish the design of an OLAP applications totally independent of the target commercial OLAP tool. The designer uses a Unified Modeling Language (UML) compliant approach to represent MD properties at the conceptual level. Once the conceptual design is finished, the CASE tool semi-automatically generates the corresponding implementation into the target commercial OLAP tool. Therefore, our approach frees conceptual design from implementation issues.