stands for F
nalysis of S
nformation. The term FASMI
was coined by Nigel Pendse
of OLAP Report
as an alternative definition for OLAP
. Nigel felt that the 12 rules that Tedd Codd
came up with to define the term OLAP
were too controversial and biased (because they were sponsored by Arbor, the company which developed Essbase
). Also Nigel considered that 12 rules was too long, and good definition of OLAP could be done in only 5 rules.
- Pendse, Nigel (2005), "What is OLAP?", in The OLAP Report, Business Application Research Center, 2005. Exposition of "Fast Analysis of Shared Multidimensional Information" (FASMI).