I have a new article on the basics of data mining techniques so that you can better understand some of the key principles behind the different methods and principles of data mining.
From the abstract:
Many different data mining, query model, processing model, and data collection techniques are available. Which one do you use to mine your data, and which one can you use in combination with your existing software and infrastructure? Examine different data mining and analytics techniques and solutions, and learn how to build them using existing software and installations. Explore the different data mining tools that are available, and learn how to determine whether the size and complexity of your information might result in processing and storage complexities, and what to do.
Read: Data Mining Techniques