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SQL Server 2017 Integration Services Cookbook

By : Christian Cote, Dejan Sarka, David Peter Hansen, Matija Lah, Samuel Lester, Christo Olivier
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SQL Server 2017 Integration Services Cookbook

By: Christian Cote, Dejan Sarka, David Peter Hansen, Matija Lah, Samuel Lester, Christo Olivier

Overview of this book

SQL Server Integration Services is a tool that facilitates data extraction, consolidation, and loading options (ETL), SQL Server coding enhancements, data warehousing, and customizations. With the help of the recipes in this book, you’ll gain complete hands-on experience of SSIS 2017 as well as the 2016 new features, design and development improvements including SCD, Tuning, and Customizations. At the start, you’ll learn to install and set up SSIS as well other SQL Server resources to make optimal use of this Business Intelligence tools. We’ll begin by taking you through the new features in SSIS 2016/2017 and implementing the necessary features to get a modern scalable ETL solution that fits the modern data warehouse. Through the course of chapters, you will learn how to design and build SSIS data warehouses packages using SQL Server Data Tools. Additionally, you’ll learn to develop SSIS packages designed to maintain a data warehouse using the Data Flow and other control flow tasks. You’ll also be demonstrated many recipes on cleansing data and how to get the end result after applying different transformations. Some real-world scenarios that you might face are also covered and how to handle various issues that you might face when designing your packages. At the end of this book, you’ll get to know all the key concepts to perform data integration and transformation. You’ll have explored on-premises Big Data integration processes to create a classic data warehouse, and will know how to extend the toolbox with custom tasks and transforms.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback


Since its inception, SSIS was meant to execute on a single machine running Windows. The service by itself could not scale on multiple machines. Although it would have been possible to call package execution with custom orchestration mechanism, it didn't have anything built in. You needed to manually develop an orchestration service and that was tedious to do and maintain. See this article for a custom scale-out pattern with SSIS: .

What lots of developers wanted was a way to use SSIS a bit like the way Hadoop works: call a package execution from a master server and scale it on multiple workers (servers). The SSIS team is delivering a similar functionality in 2017, enabling us to enhance scalability and performance in our package executions.

As mentioned before, the scale out functionality is like Hadoop. The difference is that we use tools we have more knowledge of. It's also a lot easier to work with SSIS since we are on the Windows...