Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: October 2008
Pages: 1008

Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services

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

With this book, an assembled team of professionals has combinedtheir years of experience and tried-and-true best practices topresent you with the tools to take your SSIS skill set to a newlevel. After a basic review of the fundamental concepts of SSIS,you'll move on to more in-depth topics such as extending theengine, synchronizing systems incrementally, managing the SSISplatform, and more. Plus, helpful examples and real-world casestudies demonstrate advanced concepts and techniques. Once you getpast the initial learning curve of the 2008 version of SSIS, you'llbe amazed by the power, effectiveness, and timesaving ability ofSSIS—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 asInfoPath and your own .NET applications

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

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written byworking programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers,developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, theyaddress the issues technology professionals face every day. Theyprovide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in newtechnologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

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