Hypercubes and Multicubes
Multidimensional databases can present their data to an application using two types of cubes: hypercubes and multicubes. The Hypercube is the cube with four Dimensions. In the hypercube model, as shown in the following illustration, all data appears logically as a single cube. This intuitive representation is a hypercube, a representation that accommodates more than three dimensions. At a lower level of simplification, a Hypercube can very well accommodate three dimensions. A hypercube is a general metaphor for representing multidimensional data. Often, Multi Dimensional Structures (MDS) are used to represent such data.
Multicube: In the multicube model, data is segmented into a set of smaller cubes, each of which is composed of a subset of the available dimensions It means we can view the cube in multiple dimensions.
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- Sunny Solu