The SQL Server Data Mining team is working to extend the power and ease of use of SQL Server Data Mining to the Cloud. You can use this add-in to run datamining against a service in the cloud, you don’t need a SSAS instance installed ! Check it out on this page: http://www.sqlserverdatamining.com/cloud/
Here is what the add in looks like in Excel 2007:
So you can just start using datamining with PowerPivot as we have seen in my previous screencast but then without having SSAS installed on your network.
The guys from the data mining team even build an online data mining tool, so you don’t even have Excel installed, here you can load data from CSV files or from