Free Webinar – Enterprise SSIS Execution

Join Kent Bradshaw and me as we present (another) free Enterprise Data & Analytics webinar Tuesday, 23 Apr 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT: Enterprise SSIS Execution. Abstract SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a powerful enterprise data integration tool that ships free with Microsoft SQL Server. Join Andy Leonard – Microsoft Data platform MVP, author, …
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Regarding SSIS Frameworks, Part 1 – Execution

Why Use a Framework? The first answer is, “Maybe you don’t need or want to use a framework.” If your enterprise data integration consists of a small number of SSIS packages, a framework could be an extra layer of hassle metadata management for you that, frankly, you can live without. We will unpack this in …
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Lift and Shift SSIS to Azure

Enterprise Data & Analytics‘ data engineers are experts at lifting and shifting SSIS to Azure Data Factory SSIS Integration Runtime.  Our state-of-the-art DILM Suite tools in the capable hands of our experienced data engineers combine to drastically reduce the amount of time to manually migrate and apply SSIS Catalog configuration artifacts – Literals, Catalog Environments and Catalog Environment Variables, …
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Mean Time to Identify Failure

While managing a team of 40 ETL developers, I wanted to track lots of metrics. Some of the things I wanted to track were technical, like SSIS package execution times. Some metrics were people-centric.  Andy’s First Rule of Statistics states: You can use statistics for anything about people, except people. Andy – circa 2005 It was …
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Packaging SSIS Catalog Deployments

I love the SSIS Catalog. It’s an elegant piece of data integration engineering and I cannot say enough positive things about it. Packaging SSIS Catalog deployments can be tricky, though. The SSIS Catalog is a framework. Frameworks manage execution, configuration, and logging; and the SSIS Catalog handles each task with grace. Like I said, I …
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Catalog Browser v0.7.8.0

I’ve been making smaller, more incremental changes to SSIS Catalog Browser – a free utility from the Data Integration Lifecycle Management suite (DILM Suite). You can use SSIS Catalog Browser to view SSIS Catalog contents on a unified surface. Catalog Browser works with SSIS Catalogs on-premises and Azure Data Factory SSIS Integration Runtime, or Azure SSIS. It’s …
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Honored to Present Lift and Shift SSIS to ADF at #Azure DataFest Reston

I am honored to deliver Lift and Shift SSIS to ADF at the Azure DataFest in Reston Virginia 11 Oct 2018! Abstract Your enterprise wants to use the latest cool Azure Data Analytics tools but there’s one issue: All your data are belong to the servers on-premises. How do you get your enterprise data into …
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Viewing SSIS Configurations Metadata in SSIS Catalog Browser

SSIS Catalog Browser is a pretty neat product. “How neat is it, Andy?” I’m glad you asked. It’s free. That makes it difficult to beat the cost. SSIS Catalog Browser is designed to surface all SSIS Catalog artifacts and properties in a single view. “What exactly does that mean, Andy?” You’re sharp. Let’s talk about why …
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