Data mining is frequently described as "the process of extracting valid and authentic information that can be acted on from large databases." In other words, data mining derives patterns and trends that exist in data. These patterns and trends can be collected together and defined as a mining model. Mining models can be applied to specific business scenarios.
Introduction to SQL Server 2005 Data Mining|
Get an overview of typical data mining problems and the tools and models that are available in SQL Server 2005 for solving these problems.
Data Mining Add-Ins for Office 2007|
Download the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Data Mining Add-Ins for Office 2007. Then use the video tutorials to get started fast on prediction and analysis, using the sophisticated data mining algorithms of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services in the familiar environment of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Visio.
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