openPR Logo
Press release

EXASolution integrates MDX applications for business intelligence

06-29-2011 08:26 AM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: EXASOL AG

/ PR Agency: Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
EXASolution integrates MDX applications for business

• The interface on an open-source basis enables access to the OLAP server.
• Planning departments in companies profit from faster analyses, hence shorter decision-making cycles

Nuremberg, 28 June 2011 – The relational database solution EXASolution can now access data from the business intelligence (BI) applications written in MultiDimensional eXpressions (MDX) and analyse them straightaway. The Nuremberg database specialist EXASOL has developed an interface for this purpose thatis based on an open source OLAP server. Multidimensional OLAP cubes with data quantities in the terabyte area can thus be analysed in real time without the data requiring a prior aggregation. In particular, this gives the corporate areas of Controlling, Planning and Finance the opportunity to gain access to tendencies and trends, allowing them to make decisions on the right fact basis.

Thanks to the underlying open source solution by Pentaho, the implementation of the interface is cost-efficient for users. The performance data of EXASolution eliminates the typical restrictions of multidimensional OLAP databases when processing mass data. The disadvantages of other systems, such as near-time requirements and "sparsity", are also removed. Apart from real-time processing, MDX with EXASolution offers performance advantages in terms of long roll-up processes and high dimensionality. This means that a large amount of data can be analysed more quickly;

"With EXASolution, we above all address data warehouses with a capacity of ten up to 100 terabyte. This is because, especially with bigger databases, we reduce the time required for set-up and maintenance of the cubes. With traditional OLAP systems, it can take several hours before the data is available," Steffen Weissbarth, CEO of EXASOL AG, explains. "With MDX with EXASolution, this is not only faster, but we also enable the direct further processing of data for analysis in real time. As a result, companies very quickly obtain precisely those findings that they need to make a decision."

Users can employ EXASolution in several ways: Apart from analysing huge quantities of structured data, the solution is also suitable for creating reports or dashboards. The XMLA interface provides standardised access to multidimensional reporting and analysis tools, such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Arcplan.

The solution can be integrated into different IT management tools such as IBM Tivoli or HP Open View. In terms of business intelligence (BI) tools, Business Objects, Cognos or Microsoft Tools are supported, among others. EXASolution can be used on all current x86-64 platforms and, thanks to cluster storage, can also be saved in IT environments without a storage area network.

The EXASolution database is based on in-memory technology and makes it possible to analyse and evaluate even extremely large data volumes within a very short space of time. Thanks to its capacity for high performance and its low administrative expenditures, EXASolution supports companies in their efforts to gain valuable insights for their decision-making processes from their data. In April of this year, EXASOL AG was distinguished by Gartner as a “Cool Vendor” in the category of Data Management and Integration for 2011. Since the beginning of June, EXASolution has been available as a software as a service under the name EXACloud. Hardware and software are provided by EXASOL from Nuremberg. Users access the high-performance database directly using BI and ETL (extract, transform and load) tools. This resource-saving access to EXASolution makes it possible for EXACloud customers to manage their data with a particularly high degree of efficiency while continuing to reduce the total cost of ownership.

EXASOL AG, based in Nuremberg in Germany, develops a data management system that enables the rapid analysis and evaluation of data. By implementing the solution from EXASOL, business processes are optimised and secure foundations for decision-making are generated, which give companies a sustainable competitive edge.
EXASolution is a relational high-performance database that was specifically developed for enterprise warehouse applications and business intelligence solutions. The database is utilised by companies of all industry sectors for time-critical analyses, comprehensive data research, planning or reporting.

EXASolution can be integrated easily into existing IT infrastructures and requires a minimal amount of administrative maintenance, while ensuring low investment and operation costs (TCO).
Companies such as XING, Sony, Olympus, IMS Health, Semikron, intelliAd, Ratepay, Web-trekk and xplosion rely on EXASOL technology, made in Germany. For more information, please visit

Neumeyerstr. 48
90411 Nuremberg
Fon: +49 911 23991 0
Monika Götzmann
Head of Marketing

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release EXASolution integrates MDX applications for business intelligence here

News-ID: 181337 • Views:

More Releases from EXASOL AG

Helmut Fink complements management board of EXASOL
Helmut Fink takes up the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at EXASOL. With his many years of experience, Fink shall strengthen the global positioning of marketing and partner business as part of the management board. EXASOL, manufacturer of the analytical database EXASolution, expanded their management board with the addition of Helmut Fink. Beginning January 2014, he will fill the position as COO and be responsible for the global positioning of
EXASolution 4.2 by EXASOL completes the vision Logical data warehouse
EXASolution 4.2 by EXASOL completes the vision Logical data warehouse
New version impresses with its user-friendliness, and optimises big data analyses Nuremberg, 14 May 2013 – EXASOL AG, the manufacturer of high-performance databases presents its new release, EXASolution 4.2. The main feature of the latest version is the MultiDimensional eXpressions (MDX) interface for complex OLAP queries and expansion of the EXAPowerlytics framework. With the open interface, virtually any number of external services and systems can be integrated directly into SQL

More Releases for EXASolution

Zalando optimises its data warehouse with EXASolution.
Zalando optimises its data warehouse with EXASolution. High-performance, in-memory database from EXASOL supplies target group-specific analyses in real time Nuremberg, 15 February 2012 – Zalando, Germany's largest online provider of shoes, fashion, beauty and sports equipment, relies on EXASolution, the relational, high-performance database from EXASOL. With the use of the database management solution, Zalando can accelerate its reporting, process complex requests more quickly and carry out analyses more precisely. EXASolution allows
EXASolution Announces MicroStrategy Certification
MicroStrategy integrates VLDB data connector for relational database solution EXASolution Nuremberg, Germany, August 23, 2011 – EXASolution, the relational database solution of EXASOL, today announced that it has passed MicroStrategy’s comprehensive test suite, qualifying it as a supported database for the MicroStrategy platform. Thus companies with MicroStrategy Business Intelligence (BI) applications can now fully leverage the data management solution. EXASolution is based on in-memory technology and makes it possible for organizations
EXASOL presents new EXASolution Data Warehouse Appliance
Flexible and affordable: high-speed database comes as ready-to-run solution Nuremberg, Germany, August 5, 2011 – EXASolution, the relational high-performance database by EXASOL, is now also available as an appliance: the complete package includes the high-performance EXASolution high-speed database and affordable standard hardware from hardware and service partners such as Dell, HP, IBM, Fujitsu and Netapp. The new EXASolution Data Warehouse Appliance also features services and support. With this new appliance version,
EXASolution 3.3: faster integration with EXAjload Bulk Loader
Nuremberg, 21. February 2011 – The relational EXASolution high-performance database is now available in version 3.3. The most important innovations include the EXAjload Bulk Loader and extra features in the areas of linear regression, aliases as well as statistical and inverse distribution functions. EXASOL customers who choose EXASolution 3.3 as a base for their data warehouse benefit from the improved performance of their enterprise warehouse applications and business intelligence solutions.
EXASolution 3.2 – New Version of the high-performance database
Bulk loader now many times faster and GROUP BY queries improved to increase performance Nuremberg, September 20th, 2010 – EXASOL, a leading provider of a database management system (DBMS) for precise data analytics, will release the new Version 3.2 of its high-performance database management system (DMBS) EXASolution today, including a series of innovative improvements. Customers will now benefit from even better performance and simplified integration options. “This version represents a continuation of
EXASolution 3.1 New version of the High Performance database
Nuremberg, 09. August 2010 – EXASOL, a leading provider of database systems for powerful and complex data analysis, releases the new version of its high-performance database management system (DBMS) – EXASolution – today. Version 3.1 enhances the functionality of the analytical database solution. The solution now supports regular expressions, extending its analytical capabilities further. New features make it easier to integrate EXASolution into existing IT environments and to migrate from