Developers are good at building database applications that collect a lot of data, but what are you doing with all of it? There’s patterns hidden in that data just waiting to be exploited! Did you know that SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services includes a rich set of tools, services and API’s for data mining? This new unit in the SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course (a.k.a. SQLInsights) on MSDN will introduce the fundamentals of data mining and how to develop data mining models with Analysis Services that can be used in a custom solution.
Here’s an overview of what’s included:
10. Introduction to Data Mining with SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services
Presentation: Data Mining Fundamentals with SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services
Demo: Developing Data Mining Models with SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services
Presentation: Programming SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services Data Mining
Demo: Embedding SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services Data Mining in a Custom Application
Hands On Lab: Building Your First Data Mining Model with SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services
You can find SQLInsights on the MSDN Training and Certification Resources page at the following URL:
Watch the videos and review the hands-on labs. If you want to run the demos or hands-on labs on your own computer, download and install the offline training kit. You’ll find all the SQLInsights content in the Getting Started > BI Developers page.
Next week, we’ll publish our eleventh and final SQLInsights unit, Introduction to Self-Service Reporting and Analysis with SQL Server 2008 R2. We hope SQLInsights will help you get started developing your first Microsoft BI solution. Thanks again for your interest in SQL Server 2008 R2!