Webopedia on Google+Webopedia on TwitterWebopedia on FacebookTech Bytes Blog
Main » TERM » D »

data mining

A class of database applications that look for hidden patterns in a group of data that can be used to predict future behavior. For example, data mining software can help retail companies find customers with common interests. The term is commonly misused to describe software that presents data in new ways. True data mining software doesn't just change the presentation, but actually discovers previously unknown relationships among the data.

Data mining is popular in the science and mathematical fields but also is utilized increasingly by marketers trying to distill useful consumer data from Web sites.

Visit eCRM Guide to learn more about data mining and enterprise applications.

 






';
TECH RESOURCES FROM OUR PARTNERS
DID YOU KNOW?
How Safe is Cloud Storage?

For many businesses, the lure of cloud computing is hard to resist. As more and more companies look to the cloud for their data storage needs,... Read More »

How to Achieve Big Data Nirvana

Big Data really is a big deal. It seems like there is always a new survey showing that an increasing number of companies are already in the midst... Read More »

Microsoft Hyper-V Network Virtualization Q&A

The top 5 Hyper-V questions with answers provided by Nirmal Sharma, a MCSEx3, MCITP and Microsoft MVP in Directory Services. Read More »

QUICK REFERENCE
How to Create a Desktop Shortcut to a Website

Creating desktop shortcuts to a websites is useful. When you double-click the icon from your desktop it automatically launches the browser and... Read More »

Flash Data Storage Vendor Trends

Although it is almost impossible to keep up with the pace of ongoing product releases, here are three recent highlights in the flash data storage... Read More »

15 Important Big Data Facts for IT Professionals

Keeping track of big data trends, research and statistics gives IT professionals  a solid foundation to plan big data projects. Here are 15... Read More »