SSIS Catalog Compare Code Promotion with DILM Deployment Utility

This post is a follow-up to my recent post titled Promoting SSIS Catalog Objects Between Lifecycle Management Tiers. DILM Deployment Utility is a great way to encapsulate SSIS Catalog folders as code in sccpac files. Drop the files in a git repo, add, commit, and push, and viola, scripts for your SSIS Catalog folder(s) and …
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Promoting SSIS Catalog Objects Between Lifecycle Management Tiers

Code promotion is essential to DevOps. One problem solved by SSIS Catalog Compare is code promotion via scripting between Development, Test, Pre-Production, and Production lifecycle management tiers*. In the video, I demonstrate: One gap (scripting all SSIS objects stored in the SSIS Catalog) in SSIS management tools shipped with SSMS. One way SSIS Catalog Compare …
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Azure DevOps, Git, and SSIS

After a couple false starts, I was able to live-stream one way to use Azure DevOps with Git to source-control the contents of an SSIS Catalog folder – including SSIS Catalog Folder, Projects, Packages, Environments, Environment Variables, Configured Literals, References, and Reference Mappings. In the video, I create an Azure DevOps project configured to use …
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SSIS and the Future – December 2020 Edition

My friend, Sandy Winarko, recently published a fantastic summary of the efforts of the Microsoft SSIS Team to mitigate friction for enterprises seeking to lift and shift SSIS workloads to Azure. In my humble opinion, their work is outstanding. Looking In From the Outside As we say in Farmville Virginia, “Data integration and I go …
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Four Questions to Ask When Hiring an Enterprise Data Consultant

It’s time to hire a consultant for your enterprise data project. That is awesome news, but a quick search for the perfect consultancy reveals a number of options (and hourly rates). What’s a CEO, CIO, CFO, VP, or Director to do? How do you choose a consultant with the right experience for your enterprise data …
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SSIS Catalog Compare Enterprise Generates SCCPAC Files

SSIS Catalog Compare Enterprise Edition ships with the SCCPAC Deployment Wizard. The SCCPAC Deployment Wizard simplifies deploying the contents of an SSIS Catalog folder to an SSIS Catalog, whether on-premises or in the cloud: Configure SCCPAC File Location To configure the location for SCCPAC files, click View–>Options to open SSIS Catalog Compare’s Options dialog: Click …
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Overcome Challenges of Lifting and Shifting SSIS to Azure

Enjoy this recording of a free webinar titled Overcome Challenges of Lifting and Shifting SSIS to Azure! In this webinar, I demonstrated challenges of scripting SSIS Catalog Environments, Environment Variables, References, Reference Mappings, and Literals for deployment to another SSIS Catalog. These challenges are particularly troublesome when practicing Lifecycle Management or DevOps with SQL Server …
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