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Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services by [Knight, Brian, Veerman, Erik, Dickinson, Grant, Hinson, Douglas, Herbold, Darren]
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Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services

When SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) was released to the market in SQL Server 2005, it took the Extract Transform Load (ETL) market by storm. Three years later, SQL Server 2008 has introduced an even more mature rendition of SSIS that is focused on improving the scalability and performance of SQL Server and also serves as a very powerful tool for performing ETL operations, which are central to data warehousing.

With this book, an assembled team of professionals has combined their years of experience and tried–and–true best practices to present you with the tools to take your SSIS skill set to a new level. After a basic review of the fundamental concepts of SSIS, you′ll move on to more in–depth topics such as extending the engine, synchronizing systems incrementally, managing the SSIS platform, and more. Plus, helpful examples and real–world case studies demonstrate advanced concepts and techniques. Once you get past the initial learning curve of the 2008 version of SSIS, you′ll be amazed by the power, effectiveness, and timesaving ability of SSIS―all of which are aimed at making your life easier.

What you will learn from this book

  • Ways that you can use the Script task in SSIS

  • How to load a data warehouse from the ground up

  • Techniques for scaling SSIS to make it more reliable

  • Ways to incrementally load and join data

  • Instructions for using containers to do looping in SSIS

  • How to expose the SSIS data flow to other programs, such as InfoPath and your own .NET applications

Who this book is for
This book is for anyone who is interested in using SSIS for transforming data, creating a workflow, or maintaining an SQL Server.

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real–world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

About the Author

Brian Knight, SQL Server MVP, MCSE, MCDBA, is the co – founder of SQLServerCentral.com and JumpstartTV.com. Brian is a Principal Consultant and owner of Pragmatic Works. He runs the local SQL Server users’ group in Jacksonville (JSSUG) and was on the Board of Directors of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS). Brian is a contributing columnist for SQL Server Standard and also maintains a regular column for the database website SQLServerCentral.com and does regular webcasts at Jumpstart TV. He has authored nine SQL Server books during the past 10 years. Brian has spoken at conferences like PASS, SQL Connections, and TechEd, and many Code Camps. You can find his blog at http://www.pragmaticworks.com. Brian spends weekends practicing to be a professional cage fighter and practicing for next season′s American Idol.

Erik Veerman is a Mentor for Solid Quality Mentors focusing on training, mentoring, and architecting solutions on the SQL Server BI platform. His industry recognition includes Microsoft′s Worldwide BI Solution of the Year and SQL Server Magazine′s Innovator Cup winner. Erik has designed dozens of BI solutions across a broad business spectrum ― telecommunications, marketing, retail, commercial real estate, finance, supply chain, and information technology. His experience with high – volume multi – terabyte environments and SQL Server 64 – bit has enabled clients to scale their Microsoft – based BI solutions for optimal potential. As an expert in OLAP design, ETL processing, and dimensional modeling, Erik is a presenter, author, and instructor. He led the ETL architecture and design for the first production implementation of Integration Services (SSIS) and helped drive the ETL standards and best practices for SSIS on Microsoft′s SQL Server 2005 reference initiative, Project REAL. Erik is also co – author of Professional SQL Server 2005 Integration Service and Expert SQL Server 2005 Integration Services, and lead author for the MS Press Training Kit SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence Implementation and Maintenance. As a resident of Atlanta, GA, Erik participates in the local Atlanta SQL Server User′s Group, a PASS chapter.

Grant Dickinson is a Program Manager at Microsoft, focusing on designing technologies that enable customers and partners to create innovative and scalable Business Intelligence solutions. Grant has helped qualify, architect, and implement BI solutions across a broad range of industries, including a solution that was once one of the largest Microsoft – based data warehouses in the world. He has designed and provided expertise into product features across the Microsoft BI stack, including technologies in SSIS, SQL Server, and Office. Grant helped develop the Microsoft best – practices ETL reference implementation, Project REAL, and has spoken at conferences around the world. Grant is currently focused on data quality and stewardship in the Master Data Management space. Grant was born in Zimbabwe and spent much of his youth in Southern Africa. He gained a BSc Computer Science at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and today he lives in Seattle with his wife and family.

Douglas Hinson splits his time between database and software development for financial applications in the logistics and insurance industries. Douglas specializes in conceptualizing, reengineering, and developing back – end solutions that connect business operational and financial functions. As a result, he has an extensive background in SQL Server and financial applications, and fits in some technical writing on the side. He has coauthored several Wrox books, including SQL Server 2005 Performance Tuning, SQL Server 2005 CLR Programming, and the previous edition of this book, SQL Server 2005 Integration Services.

Darren Herbold, MCDBA, MCSE is a dedicated consultant who is passionate about delivering business value to his clients. A principal consultant at Pragmatic Works Consulting (www.PragmaticWorks.com) and a graduate from Florida State University, he has expertise in Business Intelligence, Database Administration, and .NET Software Development. His main focus is on the SQL Server stack, where he delivers training, mentoring, and develops Data Warehouse, ETL, and Reporting solutions for his clients. He has developed a robust .NET application development framework and a code – generation tool that saves clients an average of 30 to 40 percent off of development time. Darren has also created BI and software solutions for clients such as Microsoft, Post Properties, and the University of South Florida. Visit his blog at: http://pragmaticworks.com/community/blogs/.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 34470 KB
  • Print Length: 1008 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (28 April 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003X09YPG
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #577,500 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A HUGE (and I mean physically) book on the subject and just what I needed to understand SSIS.
If you have any questions about using SSIS buy this book, you won't be disappointed.
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Excellent book, easy to read and understand. Ideal for anyone who wants to know about SQL Server Integration Services fro SQL Server 2008
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I learnt a lot from this book. It takes you through the core of SSIS and explains topics extremely well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book on SSIS, but not in Kindle format 29 Aug. 2012
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I purchased this book as a reference for building custom SSIS components for a client and it has proven to be a very thorough and understandable background on both SSIS functionality and how to build custom components - including beyond the simplistic examples this type of book sometimes has.
However, I made the mistake of purchasing a kindle version. I found the kindle reading experience (on a desktop) much less effective than even PDF documents. A chief complaint is that the index was "dead". The index structure is there, but no page numbers nor links to jump to the index location. Search helped here, but there's a reason for having both search and an index. Don't know if the lack of the index functionality was due to how the publisher created the kindle version or it's a kindle design flaw. I also found the handling of embedded images and code samples to be not particularly useful. When in multi-column mode or when showing in a smaller window, the images and particularly text, did not scale well, forcing maximizing the size of the kindle window and turning off the multi-column mode to be properly viewed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great friend in building SSIS development skill 29 Aug. 2009
By Sudheer K. Maharana - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been working with SQL Server Data Transformation Services (DTS) for the past 12 years and now in SSIS for the past 4 years. Normally, my experience during SSIS 2008 development is to get some reference in internet which was a limited one. This book is very informative to an extent that I can say this is by far the best book I have referred in SSIS. It gives a jump start to a DTS developer to the world of SSIS development in SQL Server 2008 using C# or VB.Net and covers widely in all the Control Flow and Data Flow tasks. The authors have provided due attention in providing example code in both the languages for the reader to try where ever necessary. In this book I especially liked the chapters Using Expression and variables, scripting in SSIS, Accessing Heterogeneous Data, Tuning SSIS, WMI integration. Coming to WMI, the book could have covered a little more in this particular chapter but it definitely helps extending the imagination of readers on the power of WMI using SSIS.

I will definitely recommend this book to my peers out there who plan to extend their ETL development skill using SSIS.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 4 Mar. 2011
By Antonio Fallucca - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been working through this book and what impresses me the most is the examples work without any real problem. That is a refreshing change from most of the books you get normally you end up spending more time trying to get the examples to run then you do studying them. This is the main reason I gave this book a five however, the infromation contained is also excellent it is clear and easy to understand plus you can put the information that you learn to work for you quickly.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Intro to SSIS 18 May 2015
By etatmirtna - Published on Amazon.com
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Recently changed jobs from full time .NET developer to a BI/SSIS developer. This book is handy to make that transition. Will need updated version as we're developing now against MSSQL 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb item for the value. 25 July 2016
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Superb item for the value.
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