What exactly are cubes in OneStream XF? Cubes are used in OneStream XF to control how data is stored, calculated, translated, and consolidated based on the dimensions assigned to the cube. They are flexible and can be designed for a specific purpose or type of data in the OneStream XF platform.
A single application on the OneStream XF platform can have multiple Cubes that can share data and dimensions between each other. Separate Cubes can also be used to hold data outside of the main financial data cube.
Generally speaking, there are 2 cube types. The most common setting is Standard, which is used usually when dimensions are shared between cubes (it is important to use different Cube Types). The Security Cubes control who can access and maintain the cube, and it is dependent on how many Cubes are in the application and who is responsible or needs access to those Cubes.