Data analytics company Kognitio is now shipping Pablo, a product that allows users to build and query virtual OLAP (online analytical processing) cubes without data warehouse specialists.
Pablo is an extension to Kognitio's WX2 analytical database, which adds OLAP features to Microsoft Excel. Kognitio says Excel users can create and investigate virtual OLAP cubes containing tens of terabytes of data. It also includes support for XMLA, which allows other front-end business intelligence (BI) tools such as IBM Cognos and SAP BusinessObjects to connect to the virtual OLAP cubes.
Roger Llewellyn CEO of Kognitio, said: "Our aim is to provide the power of Pablo to users at all levels of an organisation in all markets, from everyday workers on Microsoft Excel to high-powered analysts on dedicated business intelligence tools. Regardless of your level of expertise and line of business, we believe that sophisticated, in-depth analysis can only ever be a benefit."
Users of Kognitio include LMG, the organisation behind the Nectar Card, the Cambridge University Astronomical Survey and, in the US, the National Center for Genome Resources.