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Foundations of SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence, Second Edition by Guy Fouché, Lynn Langit

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C H A P T E R  14

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Introduction to Data Mining

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.

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