Documenting an SSIS Lift and Shift Project

I was honored to work on a cool SSIS lift and shift project in 2021. I will not mention project details or the client. I will share that I’ve worked with the team before and that they are awesome and talented and easy to work for (and with). The company is large. Like international-large. I, …
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Mastering the Fundamentals of Azure Data Factory

Frank and I are on Day 29 of 1,000 days, a new thing we started 02 Nov 2021 to remind us time is not fungible and we should build – and stick to – atomic habits and systems of execution. This morning I popped on for a few minutes to share information about upcoming live …
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AndyStream for 8 Nov 2021

Frank and I are on Day 6 of 1,000 days, a new thing we started 02 Nov 2021 to remind us time is not fungible and we should build – and stick to – atomic habits and systems of execution. This morning I popped on for a few minutes to share information about the PASS …
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One Way to Create a Parquet File from SQL Server Data

Yesterday I was coding away, deep into using C# to decompress and parse Excel XML so I could read data from a specific worksheet in a workbook on a server without Excel objects installed, when I saw the following on Twitter: For those of you who do not already know… I Don’t Switch Contexts Well I …
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An ADF Azure-SSIS Framework

I spent a little time walking through the third section of the book SQL Server Data Automation Through Frameworks: Building Metadata-Driven Frameworks with T-SQL, SSIS, and Azure Data Factory co-authored by (the) Kent Bradshaw and me. At the start of Part 1, I included thoughts about our first review. Part 1 did not go as planned. …
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Getting Started With ADF (Azure Data Factory)

Here’s a sample of a live stream I recorded today about Getting Started with ADF (Azure Data Factory)! You can view the full video here. Be sure to click Follow to be alerted when I stream live! :{> Need Help With ETL or Your Enterprise Data Warehouse? At Enterprise Data & Analytics, we believe you should ask …
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My Black Friday 2020 Sale is On!

Do you read my blog? Would you like to save money on Azure Data Factory and SSIS training (from me!) for a full year? For a limited time, you can save $4,000 (67%) on my Live ADF and SSIS Class Season Pass! Visit Enterprise Data & Analytics Training to view upcoming public course deliveries and …
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Azure-SSIS Catalog Database Connection Failed

I was provisioning a new Azure Data Factory (ADF) Azure-SSIS Integration Runtime (IR) to conduct some testing and, when I clicked the “Test connection” link, I got a Connection failed error as shown in the red box: I clicked the “More” link to display details in the blue box To provision new Integration Runtime, Azure …
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