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Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 by Kevin S. Goff Lynn Langit Davide Mauri, Sahil Malik, and John C. Welch

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Chapter 12. Understanding Data Mining Structures

We have completed our tour of Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services OLAP cubes and dimension design, development, refinement, processing, building, and deploying, but we still have much more to do in Analysis Services and the Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS). In this chapter and in Chapter 13, we explore the rich world of Analysis Services data mining structures. In this chapter, we review the business situations that warrant the use of Analysis Services data mining models and explain how to determine which specific data mining algorithms work best for various business needs. We continue to use BIDS as our development environment—for design, development, tuning, and so on. We have ...

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