Datamining and Team Foundation Server

My local grocery store sells eggs and tabasco sauce together – looking at that the other day it occurred to me that while grocery and other retailers have data mined for years, we do very little of it in software development. 

Grocery stores have long used market basket analysis to determine what customers purchase together – eggs and tabasco sauce, diapers and beer, etc.  This helps them make a profit in an industry where margins are very slim. 

Since Team Foundation Server uses SQL Server 2005 for its data store, it’s pretty easy to datamine the data that is stored there.  I am by no means an expert in data mining, but it seems like there are some interesting bits of information that you can pull out.

SQL Server 2005 Data Mining is really cool, I recorded a video of what I did and posted it to YouTube, check it out here

Or you can use the neat YouTube embedded link:

This is kind of a ‘Hello World’ style introduction to data mining, as I learn more about how to apply it to Team Foundation Server, I’ll share it.  This is also the first video I’ve posted, so if you have some feedback, I’d love to hear it.



Comments (6)

  1. Rob Caron says:

    Eric Lee has resuscitated his blog (For shame, I’ve been a lazy blogger!)! For those unfamiliar, Eric…

  2. prabhupr says:

    Could barely see anything in this video, wish it has a better reslution.

  3. MSDN Archive says:

    Apologies for the video resolution – I played with a bunch of different settings without much luck.  I’m trying to get some help from YouTube to get some advice for clearing up the resolution.

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