Patent Number: 6,434,544

Title: Stand-alone cartridge-style data aggregation server providing data aggregation for OLAP analyses

Abstract: An improved method of and apparatus for aggregating data elements in multidimensional databases (MDDB) realized in the form of a high-performance stand-alone (i.e. external) aggregation server which can be plugged-into conventional OLAP systems to achieve significant improvements in system performance. In accordance with the principals of the present invention, the stand-alone aggregation server contains a scalable MDDB and a high-performance aggregation engine that are integrated into the modular architecture of the aggregation server. The stand-alone aggregation server of the present invention can uniformly distributed data elements among a plurality of processors, for balanced loading and processing, and therefore is highly scalable. The stand-alone aggregation server of the present invention can be used to realize (i) an improved MDDB for supporting on-line analytical processing (OLAP) operations, (ii) an improved Internet URL Directory for supporting on-line information searching operations by Web-enabled client machines, as well as (iii) diverse types of MDDB-based systems for supporting real-time control of processes in response to complex states of information reflected in the MDDB.

Inventors: Bakalash; Reuven (Shdema, IL), Shaked; Guy (Beer Sheva, IL), Caspi; Joseph (Herzlyia, IL)

Assignee: Hyperroll, Israel Ltd.

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101); G06F 017/30 ()

Expiration Date: 08/13/2019