Managed Plug-in Algorithm Framework Released
Yes, you can now build your own plug-in algorithms for SQL
Server Data Mining using C# or VB.NET thanks to some great work from Bogdan
free download is part of the
April 2006 Feature Pack for SQL Server 2005 and
it includes the full source code for the class libraries, a step-by-step
tutorial and complete API documentation. With this nifty SDK in hand, you have
no reason left to put off writing that custom algorithm that you've been
Data Mining Fixes in SQL
Server 2005 SP1
Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2005 was released in April and
it's available for download here.
Here are the key fixes and updates in SP1 for data mining:
Multiple fixes have been made in the Neural Network
viewer to address browsing failures in various scenarios.
The Cluster Profiles page for Sequence Clustering has
been fixed to show the correct color-coding instead of being all-black.
The decision tree viewer in the DHTML viewer samples was
broken by a last minute change in VS 2005 - that has been fixed now.
The Cluster Profiles page in the Cluster viewer now shows
the cluster description.
Various localization fixes have been made in mining model
viewers and content.
F1 Help has been added for more data mining dialogs.
Sundry tooltip and node legend fixes have been made in
the Time Series and Sequence Clustering model viewers.
MSN Search Uses SQL 2005 Data Mining to
Robert Scoble (a.k.a.
Scobelizer) recently interviewed MSN
Search team members for this
Channel 9 video
in his characteristic no-holds-barred style.
Hear them talk about using "Yukon" (the codename for SQL Server 2005) Data
Mining Neural Networks to improve search relevance.
Predicting Home Sales with
SQL 2005 DM
Sci-Tech Today features
article that describes a project in the works at Long & Foster Real
Estate Inc. that will "boost its housing sales and win new listings" using the
OLAP and DM capabilities in SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services. The system will
use data mining to "determine the likelihood of a house selling in 30,60 or 90
days" and integrate the results into its operational flow by using Reporting
Services to "provide its real estate agents with near-real-time BI reports
showing the likelihood that a home will sell based on the interest it generates
on the company's Web site".
Gets a Facelift
Check out the new-look front page at
it's designed to be more dynamic and give you easy access to new and existing
content. This is the first in a series of changes that the dev team is planning
on making over the next few months, in its ample spare time. Stay tuned.
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Data Mining to the next level? Send them our way!
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