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PowerPivot for Business Intelligence Using Excel and SharePoint by Barry Ralston

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Taking Data Mining to the Cloud with Predixion Software

In the previous section, we learned that the SQL Server Data Mining Add-In for Excel, in the simplest terms, is an interface for creating data mining models in SSAS, transporting the data to the SSAS model, and finally viewing the results of the processed model. At least one company, Predixion Software, is taking this architecture to the next logical step. If you can mine data using a server that is on your network, why not use a server or group of servers, anywhere available via the Internet, in a secure manner? Their products, Insight Analytics and Insight Now, are Microsoft Excel add-ins to deliver data mining as a service.

The benefits of the Predixion products include the ability to ...

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