Excel - An Excellent Data Mining Tool

Microsoft have an add-in to Excel 2007 that allows you to interrogate mining models in both SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2005.  They have also included some very powerful visualisations that make it very easy for you to go from zero to hero when looking at mining models.  In this fun session I will show you some of those features and show you just how funky it can be.
Presented by Allan Mitchell at SQLBits V
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    Allan is the joint owner of Data Relish Ltd.  I work with companies helping them to decide how best to store their data  Key/Value (Redis) Document (DocumentDB, Mongo) Relational (SQL Server) NoSQL (Hadoop/HBase) I also help customers to decide on whether a move to cloud based offerings makes sense. The Azure platform from Microsoft has a lot to offer and it isn't necessarily a Cloud/On Premise binary choice. Hybrid scenarios make a lot of sense too. I also work with customers who have large scale or interesting data movement requirements. This could be batch processes which are complex or real-time sensor and telemetry data. We offer training as well as consultancy
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