Consist of the tools, languages and protocols used to extract data from a data store and process it into useful information.
- eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL)
Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL is an open specification which uses XML-based data tags to describe financial statements for both public and private companies.
- Java Online Analytical Processing (JOLAP)
JOLAP is a Java API for the J2EE environment that supports the creation and maintenance of OLAP data and metadata, in a vendor-independent manner.
- Online Analytical Processing (OLAP)
(On-Line Analytical Processing) - Decision support software that allows the user to quickly analyze information that has been summarized into multidimensional views and hierarchies.
- XML for Analysis
XML for Analysis uses the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) to let Web browser-based programs access back-end data sources for data analysis. The specification allows companies to build online analytical processing (OLAP) and data mining applications that work over the Web.