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Data Mining for Fun and Profit
Author: Peter Ward Date Posted: 15/04/2011 2:09:56 AM
SQL Server Data Mining offers a powerful set of tools that are easier to use than you might think. Our goal is it show how you can use Data Mining to quickly expose hidden patterns lurking in your data, patterns that will enable your organisation to be more effective and efficient. We’ll explore the architecture of SSAS Data Mining. We’ll show how to build the models, how they work, and how to assess their abilities and parameters. We’ll dive into the mining algorithms enough to remove the mystique surrounding them. All this and look, Ma, no code to write! We’ll also show how the Data Mining Add-Ins for Excel and Visio extend the built-in algorithms. By the end of the talk you will feel comfortable applying the Data Mining feature set to your own data.

About the Presenter
Russ Blake is the inventor/author of the Windows Performance Monitor (Perfmon), and author of the book “Optimizing Windows NT”. Prior to settling in Brisbane, Russ worked at Microsoft for 8 years, and was a Senior Researcher in Microsoft Research. He holds three US patents in software and one Chinese patent, and has written numerous technical articles. Russ consults for Readify Pty Ltd specializing in SQL Architecture and BI solutions.

Venue: Microsoft Brisbane - Level 28, 400 George Street, Brisbane | Duration Duration Catering from 5:30PM for a 6:00PM Start (meetings typically finish at 7:30PM) | On: Thursday, 26 May 2011