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

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Summary

One of the most important considerations when determining whether (and how) to implement SSAS data mining in your BI solution is the selection of end user or client tools. In the past, the lack of available client tools has definitely hurt the adoption of data mining. However, that void has been filled as of late. As of this writing, you have a few choices: you can write your own client tools, you can purchase third-party vendor client tools, or you can use Excel.

Are you now intrigued about the possibilities of adding data mining to your BI solution? We hope so! We covered data-mining concepts, conducted a brief tour of the BIDS data-mining UI using one of the AdventureWorks samples, and then went on to cover building data-mining structures ...

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