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  • Paperback: 524 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1st ed. edition (31 Oct. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1484231341
  • ISBN-13: 978-1484231340
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 3 x 23.5 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,540 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Learn Business Intelligence Markup Language (Biml) for automating much of the repetitive, manual labor involved in data integration. We teach you how to build frameworks and use advanced Biml features to get more out of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Transact-SQL (T-SQL), and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) than you ever thought possible.
The first part of the book starts with the basics--getting your development environment configured, Biml syntax, and scripting essentials.
Whether a beginner or a seasoned Biml expert, the next part of the book guides you through the process of using Biml to build a framework that captures both your design patterns and execution management. Design patterns are reusable code blocks that standardize the approach you use to perform certain types of data integration, logging, and other key data functions. Design patterns solve common problems encountered when developing data integration solutions. Because you do not have to build the code from scratch each time, design patterns improve your efficiency as a Biml developer.
In addition to leveraging design patterns in your framework, you will learn how to build a robust metadata store and how to package your framework into Biml bundles for deployment within your enterprise.
In the last part of the book, we teach you more advanced Biml features and capabilities, such as SSAS development, T-SQL recipes, documentation autogeneration, and Biml troubleshooting.
What You'll Learn:

  • Master the basics of Business Intelligence Markup Language (Biml)
  • Study patterns for automating SSIS package generation
  • Build a Biml Framework
  • Import and transform database schemas
  • Automate generation of scripts and projects

About the Author

Andy Leonard is a Data Philosopher at Enterprise Data & Analytics. He also is an SSIS trainer, consultant, and developer. Andy is a Business Intelligence Markup Language (Biml) developer and BimlHero. He also is a SQL Server database and data warehouse developer, community mentor, engineer, and farmer. Andy is a co-author of SQL Server Integration Services Design Patterns, and author of Managing Geeks - A Journey of Leading by Doing.



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