In this chapter, we’ll explore the incredibly powerful tools included with SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) for use in data-mining solutions. You can begin by thinking of data mining as a terrific “value add” to your BI solution.
Data mining in SSAS includes a number of easy-to-use wizards. These wizards contain consistently and remarkably well-documented dialog boxes. However, data mining is a complex topic, and it’s important to understand that this chapter is an introduction to this topic.