About Show #20
We chat with Donald Farmer about data mining with the Analysis Services components of Microsoft's SQL Server 2005. Donald takes us away from the traditional business-use of data mining (like a 'people who liked this book also liked' application) and into the idea that we can mine our application and event logs for data that will help the IT pro optimize and anticipate problems in the information systems.
Donald Farmer is the QlikView Product Advocate, working with customers and partners to establish QlikView as the leading solution for Business Discovery. Donald has over twenty years experience in analytics and data management. In that time he has worked as a consultant, in startups and as a leader of Microsoft's BI product teams. He is a speaker at many international events on business intelligence, data integration and data management, blogger, and author of several books.
In addition to his career in Business Intelligence, Donald has worked in fields as diverse as fish-farming and archaeology. He is also a guest professor at SouthWestern University in Chongqing, China, and advises on several academic boards. He lives near Seattle in an experimental woodland house, with his wife Alison, an artist.