Question for you guys: Will Denali be the end of OLAP? Or perhaps OLAP as an adjunct or “tack on” technology?
Microsoft claims Denali will “dramatically increase query performance ~10x and reduce performance tuning through interactive experiences with data for near instant response times and streamlined setup which removes the need to build summary aggregates.”
All these are the very selling points of OLAP. So, what do you think the future holds for OLAP either as a technology at all, or at least a technology distinct from the core technology services of SQL Server?
It sounds to me like they are either making it unnecessary, or folding it into the native services.