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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


Now, let's go for the real stuff! This chapter will cover many topics that will lay out the foundations of a simple and effective ETL solution. Over the years, I have seen many SSIS implementations and one of the goals of this chapter is to give the readers the following:

  • A simple but effective SSIS framework
  • SSIS development best practices
  • New data source integrations

All remaining chapters assume that we want to load a data warehouse that is a star schema with its staging area.

The source (operational) database used is AdventureWorksLT, an old well-known database. The following diagram describes the source database that we're going to use:

From this database, we'll insert data in a staging area and finally into a data warehouse. The staging area and the data warehouse will be separated in schemas in a database that we'll manage using SSDT.

The following diagram is the representation that describes the staging schema of the AdventureWorksLTDW database:

Not all tables are copied...