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SSAS 2012, Part 10 of 10: Data Mining
with expert Thomas LeBlanc
Data Mining is an analytical process to explore data looking for patterns. In this course, you will learn how to create a model from a data source and by using data sets and SQL Server Data Tools analyze data. By using business questions like "what customers may be inclined to buy a product" or "how products are grouped" to looking for patterns of fraud, business analytics are a powerful tool to both examine data and look for predictions. Finally, when Data Mining should be used vs a Lift chart will explained giving you power choices in getting control of your data.
Intermediate | 1h 31m | January 25, 2013Course Outline
Using Microsoft SQL Server started for Thomas with a Laboratory Information System in version 6.5. The Analysis Service (also called SSAS) option in version 7 got him excited about Data Warehousing, but before he used a production version of SSAS, he became a Database Administrator for versions 6.5 through 2005 while working at a paper mill and home health agency. After writing reports as an application developer for 10 years, he rediscovered Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) implemented into Data Warehouses. Since 2009, he has become a speaker in the SQL Server community and a voice for Microsoft Business Intelligence (MSBI) for enterprises. His transition from Sr. DBA to a Business Intelligence Architect has been a great career path. Thomas has certifications MCP, MCDBA and MCITP in Database Administration and Business Intelligence.