Architect InfoCenter (Analysis Services - Data Mining)

The role of a data mining architect is to determine what kind of data is required to answer a business question, and how to obtain that data. The architect must understand the types of data available, the options for processing that data, and the requirements for reporting the results of analysis. The architect also decides which data mining method or algorithm is most relevant to the problem. In addition, the architect must be able to communicate clearly with the administrators and developers of the relational and multidimensional databases that are used as data sources. Also, the architect must understand the impact of data mining on the operations of the data stores.

The data mining architect often has one of the following job titles: Data Architect, Data Manager or Data Steward, or Analytic Architect.

To help the data mining architect be as effective as possible, the Architect InfoCenter provides links to topics concerning data mining and related requirements.