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Programming Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 by Leonard Lobel, Andrew Brust, and Stephen Forte

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Data Mining Applied

You might be wondering why we have an entire chapter devoted to OLAP application development and only a single chapter for data mining overall. Analysis Services data mining is no less programmable than OLAP, and although Analysis Services data mining can sometimes be more straightforward than OLAP development, for the most part, the two are comparable in complexity.

Then again, data mining development is different from OLAP programming. To start with, data mining queries are typically not drilldown-oriented, making Excel PivotTables far less compelling as a presentation development tool. On the other hand, the model content browsers available in Visual Studio and SQL Server Management Studio are available to developers as Windows ...

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