Date Added: Jan 2012
Cloud computing has demonstrated that processing very large datasets over commodity clusters can be done by giving the right programming model. In this paper, the authors have discussed an algorithm to mine the data from the cloud using sector/sphere framework with association rules. Data mining is the process of analyzing data from different perspectives and summarizing it into useful information. Mining association rules is one of the most important aspects in data mining. Association rules are dependency rules which predict occurrence of an item based on occurrences of other items. Apriori is the best-known algorithm to mine association rules. Cloud can be meant as an infrastructure that provides resources and/or service over the internet.