Data Mining Architecture
This section describes the architecture of data mining solutions that are hosted in an instance of Analysis Services. The topics in this section describe the logical and physical architecture of an Analysis Services instance that supports data mining, and also provide information about the clients, providers, and protocols that can be used to communicate with data mining servers, and to work with data mining objects either locally or remotely.
In general, SQL Server Data Mining operates as a service that is provided as part of an Analysis Services instance running in multidimensional mode; therefore, we recommend that you also review the following sections of Books Online that describe the operation, maintenance, and configuration of Analysis Services multidimensional solutions.
For more information about how you can implement data mining in your business intelligence solution, see the Solution Guides section of the MSDN Library.