Data Mining deals with discovering hidden knowlege, unexpected patterns.It is currently regarded as the key element of a much more involved process called knowledge discovery. Setting up a data mining environment is not a trivial task.This book aims to provide essential insights and guidelines to help you make the right decisions when setting up a data mining environment.It deals with the following questions What is Data Mining? Which techniques are suitable for my data? How do I set up a data mining environment? How do I justify the costs?