We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
T. S. Eliot
You have learned some of the basics of data mining in Chapter 12. Now it is time to dive into the specifics of the data mining process in SQL Server 2005. We use the Business Intelligence Development Studio to create and train data mining models. This tool provides all we need to quickly get the job done.
The examples in this chapter utilize the Max Min Sales DM cube in the Analysis Services database with the same name. You should have created and populated these items as part of the Learn By Doing exercises earlier in this book. If you have not done this, you may download the cube definition and its underlying relational data mart from the book's website.