The Last SSIS Book You Read

SSISDesignPatternsCoverEvery now and then I get an email or meet someone at an event and they say something like, “I learned SSIS from your book!” I’m not going to lie to you, that makes me feel pretty good. Since I’ve written most of my books as part of a team, I usually reply, “It was a team effort and our team was a bunch of really smart people… plus me!”

These folks tell me they read other books about SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services) but they didn’t really grok SSIS until they read the book authored by the team and me. I suppose that could mean the team and I are awesome. I believe that’s mostly true, but I am definitely biased…

Here’s what I believe is really happening, though. I think these folks – and many others I’ve never met – learned more than they realized from those other books. I think our book was the last or latest SSIS book they read. I think the other books exposed these readers to complex data integration concepts, perhaps for the very first time. I still remember learning data integration and it was painful for me – and I believe I have a knack for it!

I think our book is merely the book they read after the others. I’m willing to bet other folks have read our books first, then read books by other authors, and told those authors the same thing. I’m cool with that. As an author, I’m happy you’re reading books about the topic.


Learn More:
SSIS Design Patterns and Biml: A Day of Intelligent Data Integration – Boston SQL Saturday precon, 24 Feb 2017
Save Time and Improve SSIS Quality with Biml
An Example of Data Integration Lifecycle Management with SSIS, Part 4
The Recordings for SSIS Academy: Using the SSIS Catalog are Available
SSIS Catalog Compare v2.0 Launch Event 7 Mar 2017!

Related Training:
IESSIS1: Immersion Event on Learning SQL Server Integration Services – April 2017, Chicago
IESSIS2: Immersion Event on Advanced Integration Services – Oct 2017, Chicago
From Zero to Biml – 19-22 Jun 2017, London

Andy Leonard

Christian, husband, dad, grandpa, Data Philosopher, Data Engineer, Azure Data Factory, SSIS, and Biml guy. I was cloud before cloud was cool. :{>

2 thoughts on “The Last SSIS Book You Read

  1. I’m used to sqlserver ssis packages in Vs2005 and vs2008 integrated services projects but I recently opened a new project in vs2017 with SS2016. The default menu is drastically different as far as tools. No clear Source and Destination to choose from. Does your book cover this?
    Also I’m presently needing to create an SSIS pkg to take data from xml files and export them to tables in a database. Does your book hit in this?

    1. Hi Harry,

      Yep. We cover the Data Flow Task Source and Destination Assistants, the new location of Source and Destination adapters, and a chapter on XML.

      Hope this helps,

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