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SQL Server 2017 Integration Services Cookbook

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

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


The 2016 release of SQL Server Integration Services is a major revision of the software. But, instead of being a complete re-write of the product, it's more an evolution of the product. Here is the SSIS timeline since its beginning in SQL Server 7.0 (1998):

In the early years of SQL Server, Microsoft introduced a tool to help developers and database administrator (DBA) to interact with the data: Data Transformation Services (DTS). The tool was very primitive compared to SSIS and it mostly relied on ActiveX and T-SQL to transform the data. SSIS V1.0 (2005) appeared in 2005. The tool was a game changer in the ETL world at the time. It was a professional and (pretty much) reliable tool for 2005. 2008/2008 R2 versions were much the same as 2005 in the sense that they didn't add much functionality, but they made the tool more scalable.

In 2012, Microsoft enhanced SSIS in many ways. They rewrote the package XML to ease source control integration and make the package code easier to...