Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams
SQL is a structured query language for summarising and reporting on data in a database or data warehouse. Some organisations have attempted to use SQL for the implementation of models. Such attempts have not been successful, in general. SQL is not well suited to efficiently implementing models. Simple models might be okay, but practical models present challenges.
Why would one consider SQL? The data warehouse vendor, Teradata, for example, provides the Teradata Warehouse Miner toolkit which includes some basic, but not sophisticated, data mining tools.
SQL DEPLOYMENT OF MODELS IN TWM