PASS Summit 2018 Starts in 10 Weeks!

Can you believe the PASS Summit 2018 begins only 10 weeks from today (27 Aug 2018)? I confess, this is sneaking up on me fast! I will be there. Will you? Where Can You Find Andy at the PASS Summit 2018? Precon! Monday 5 Nov 2018, I’m delivering a full-day pre-conference session titled Intelligent Data …
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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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Updates to Three DILM Suite Applications

It’s been a busy couple weeks here at Enterprise Data & Analytics in Farmville. I just published updates to not one, not two, but three – yes, three! – applications that are part of the Data Integration Lifecycle Management Suite, or DILM Suite. SSIS Framework Community Edition To prepare for Thursday’s (12 Jul 2018) webinar titled …
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Free Webinar – Designing a Custom ADF SSIS Execution Framework

Folks, I’m not going to even pretend to be cool and collected about this webinar about designing an ADF SSIS Execution Framework. I’ve been waiting for this one for a loooooooong time! The next (free!) webinar in the series I’m calling the Summer-O’-ADF is Designing a Custom ADF SSIS Execution Framework. It’s at noon EDT Thursday …
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100 Dumb Little Things

Software development is hard. It takes time, yes. But more than that, software development takes patience and thought and blood and sweat and love and tears. My friends at Varigence recently released an update to their Business Intelligence Markup Language (Biml) products. If you’re into business intelligence or data science, integration, or engineering, you should …
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How I Build an SSIS Test Virtual Machine

I use VirtualBox for my hypervisor engine. I started using it years ago when it was the first free hypervisor I found that supported 64-bit guests. In this post I share some thoughts about testing SSIS using a test virtual machine (VM). There are other awesome hypervisor platforms out there. In setting up a virtual …
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Two Recordings Available: SSIS Catalog and SSIS Lifecycle

Andy Leonard shares two recordings about using the SSIS Catalog to manage enterprise data engineering.