KDD 2008 and Incredibly Awesome SQL 2008 Data Mining Demos

Bogdan and Raman are currently outside of Las Vegas at the KDD 2008 (Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining) conference.  At the conference they are showing all the goodness that is SQL Server 2008 Data Mining, but also a “secret project” that Bogdan has been working on all summer – Data Mining in the Cloud.  That’s…

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How can we mine? Let me count the ways…

Recently I received some customer feedback that SQL Server Data Mining "doesn’t have enough algorithms."  More specifically, the comment was that we have the same capabilities are other Data Mining providers, we just "hide" many facilities as algorithm parameters rather than separating out each as a named algorithm.  So let’s count the Microsoft algorithms a…

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New Time Series Features for SQL Server 2008

The time series algorithm has had some major changes for SQL Server 2008.  We’ve ramped up the algorithm and added prediction against new data.  While the new data prediction is just as cool as the algorithm changes, I’ll have to save that for later – this post I’ll just tell you about the algorithm. As…

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Time Series Prediction

Last week I was playing around with the Time Series algorithm – ok I was showing a customer – and I wanted to show the prediction language used to display the charts.  So I used the tools and showed them the basic prediction query for forecasting, but I wanted to go further and show them…