I am looking for a simple tutorial for SQL Server 2012 SSAS and DM, for non-CS (business) students. Ideally based on the AdventureWorksDW DB that comes with SQL server. I've seen "SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Analysis Services - Data Mining" by MSFT,
but it requires a long list of setup steps, to create a data source, the cube, models etc. Similarly with the tutorial here: www.developerfusion.com/article/143031/building-your-first-data-cube/.
Is there an existing project my students can just load into SQL server (cube / models etc) and immediately start playing with: i.e. visualizing and exploring a cube, running built-in DM algorithms and understanding the results etc? Can you send a link, necessary
Your best option is to use the Excel data mining add-in, which has sample data. Yes, this technology requires some configuration, and is not "ready to go" with just a few clicks. However, the payoff is in the power of the technology, and the
ability to truly scale to Big Data.
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