Kamal Hathi is group program manager of the SQL Server Analysis Services team. He has been with the team since the first release of SQL Server 7.0 OLAP Services. In addition, he has worked with MSN and CompuServe.
The data-mining features in SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services can help your organization find the patterns and rules to improve its marketing, sales, and customer-support operations and gain a better understanding of its customers.
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