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Mastering SQL Server 2014 Data Mining by Debarchan Sarkar, Amarpreet Singh Bassan

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Chapter 3. Tools of the Trade

Data mining as a process is closely dependent on the knowledge of the entire SQL Server BI Suite. The SQL Server BI Suite provides the tools that are important at the stage of the data mining process. The data mining process consists of activities such as hosting the data generated from different business processes (in the form of SQL Server tables), designing the data warehouse project (with the help of SQL Server Data Tools), which will contain the historical data of different departments of the organization, hosting the data marts that could be in the form of relational databases or cubes and giving a visualization on the data (in the form of SQL Server reports). Thus, we will devote this chapter to take a tour ...

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