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What is the difference between OLAP and OLTP?

Asked by Marlon , Last updated: Sep 16, 2020

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L. Cooper

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L. Cooper, Data Analyst, MCA, Newcastle

Answered Jul 29, 2020

First of all, the full meaning of OLAP is Online Analytical Processing, while the full meaning of OLTP is Online Transaction Processing. While OLTP is known to be market-oriented, OLAP is considered to be customer-oriented. Those that make use of the Online Analytical Processing include the IT professionals, clerks, and clients, and they usually use it for data analysis.

Conversely, the managers and executives usually make use of the Online Transaction Processing for analyzing data. OLAP actually manages historical data, and also keeps information for decision making, while OLTP majorly manages current data. In addition, the online analytical processing forms a subject-oriented database, and the model of fact constellation as its basis.

On the other hand, the online transaction processing forms the application of oriented database and the model of entity-relationship as its own basis. The major feature of OLAP is its low volume of transactions, while the features of OLTP are short online transactions, such as delete, insert, and update.

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Anika Nicole

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Anika Nicole, Wordsmith, PG In Journalism, New York

Answered Jul 22, 2020

OLAP or Online Analytical Processing refers to a group of software programs that are used to analyze and report analytical queries, and that is why it is a customer-based online system. OLTP or Online Transaction Processing refers to a group of transaction-oriented software programs that are used to manage so many short online transactions.

Unlike OLTP that manages current data of online transactions, OLAP keeps records of some information and also controls historical data that can be used to give direction during any decision-making process in the future. OLAP is used mostly by clerks, customers or clients, and IT professionals, while OLTP is used mostly by managers.

OLAP is characterized by a low level of transaction but a large volume of data, whereas OLTP manages the day-to-day transactions of a particular organization. OLTP is used for operations like insert, delete a transaction, and update, whereas OLAP selects operations. Unlike OLTP that gets its data from transactions, the data from OLTP is part of OLAP.

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R. Barnes

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R. Barnes, Professional Gamer, Graduation, Oakland

Answered Jul 22, 2020

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