Presenting Moving Data with Azure Data Factory at SQL Saturday Charlotte!

I am honored to present Moving Data with Azure Data Factory at SQL Saturday 806 in Charlotte, NC 20 Oct 2018. This is the first time I am delivering this session. It still has that new presentation smell! Abstract Azure Data Factory – ADF – is a cloud data engineering solution. ADF version 2 sports …
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On Data Engineering in 2018

A few years ago I had a conversation with Scott Currie, the CEO of Varigence and inventor of Biml. Scott is one of the smartest people I know and I know a lot of very smart people. Whenever I have the opportunity to communicate with the very smart people I know, I often ask them – …
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Announcing the Fundamentals of Azure Data Factory Course!

I am excited to announce a brand new course (it still has that new course smell) from Brent Ozar Unlimited and honored to deliver it! This one-day, live, online course is titled Fundamentals of Azure Data Factory and it’s designed to introduce you to Azure Data Factory (ADF). There will be demos. Live demos. Lots …
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Anatomy of a Catalog Reference Script in SSIS Catalog Compare

A Catalog Reference script is automatically generated from several methods in SSIS Catalog Compare’s Catalog object named CatalogBase. Header Documentation The script begins with a header documentation similar to that shown here: When executed, the Project Reference script header documentation portion displays in the Messages output window of SQL Server management Studio (SSMS): The statements …
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Honored to Present Faster SSIS at SQL Saturday Boston 22 Sep 2018!

I am honored to present Faster SSIS at SQL Saturday Boston 22 Sep 2018! Check out this schedule – there are a bunch of smart people presenting – plus me! Abstract Ever wonder why SSIS runs so slow? Watch SSIS author Andy Leonard as he runs test loads using sample and real-world data and shows …
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Lift and Shift an SSIS Catalog…

… to a different instance on-premises. … to Azure Data Factory SSIS Integration Runtime. This screenshot is from the SSIS Catalog Compare documentation. You can script an entire SSIS Catalog using SSIS Catalog Compare! This awesome functionality can save you hours (days, weeks, even!) when starting a new project or updating an existing project. This …
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I am a Product Manager (No, I’m Not… But I Can Explain)

I was about to click the Publish button for this post about my new role as a product manager when my friend and brother, Scott, called. I mentioned it and Scott said, “You’re not just a product manager. You’re a problem-solver.” Scott is correct. Hence the parentheses in the title of this post. “Is This The …
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What’s the Best Book for Learning SSIS?

I am often asked the question, “Andy, what’s the Best Book for Learning SSIS?” There are some really good books out there that will help you learn SSIS (and I am co-author of several). The book from which I learned the most about SSIS is Extending SSIS 2005 with Script by Donald Farmer. Why do …
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The Recording for Use SSIS Catalog Compare to Lift and Shift SSIS to ADF is Available

The recording for the Summer-O’-ADF webinar titled Use SSIS Catalog Compare to Lift and Shift SSIS to ADF is now available (registration required)! Abstract SSIS Catalog Compare facilitates DevOps for enterprise SSIS, saves time, improves code quality, and lifts and shifts SSIS projects to Azure Data Factory’s Integration Runtime. More than just an “Package / …
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