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What is the difference between OLAP and OLTP?

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G. Cole

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Answered Dec 22, 2020

Some people assume that OLAP and OLTP are the same because of their similarities but you also need to know their differences so that you can decide on which system you would rather use. OLTP means Online Transaction Processing while OLAP means Online Analytical Processing.

Between the two, OLAP is known to create more complex queries which are sometimes used to get data from some of the OLTP systems especially if the data is already historic. For OLTP, this is used more for extracting and acquiring data that is needed at present time. Based on the type of data that you are searching for, you can choose the right system for you.

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H. Ruby

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Answered Dec 21, 2020

OLAP and OTLP are both abbreviations. OLAP stands for Online Analytical Processing. It is oriented towards customers. People that would use this type of processing are people like clerks, clients, and IT Professionals. They would make use of this type of processing because they would use it to analyze data.

OLTP stands for Online Transaction Processing. This type of processing is used to analyze data and it helps with current data, while OLAP is there to help with older data, which is kept for decisions.

They both have different features. OLAP has the feature of low amount of transactions. OTLP features include online transactions that are short.

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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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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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Answered Jul 22, 2020

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