AWS and SSIS

Brent Ozar, my friend and brother from another mother, shared an interesting link on LinkedIn. The article Brent linked is titled Amazon RDS for SQL Server now supports the Business Intelligence Suite on SQL Server 2019. I find the topic interesting for a number of reasons. I’m interested in helping enterprises lift and shift on-premises …
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How to Promote SSIS Code in the Enterprise Lifecycle

I’ve written about Data Integration Lifecycle Management (DILM) tiers. To summarize, every enterprise needs at least four lifecycle management tiers: 1. Development – an environment in which developers have sysadmin privileges. 2. Test – another environment in which developers have sysadmin privileges. 4. Production – managed by production operations such as domain administrators, system administrators, …
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The SSIS Catalog and SCCPAC Files

The SSIS Catalog is a pretty cool SSIS framework, whether installed on-premises or in the cloud (Azure-SSIS). Practicing lifecycle management with the SSIS Catalog can be… challenging. Try scripting an existing SSIS Catalog Environment after creation, for example: The result? Sad trombone… SCCPAC Files to the Rescue! SSIS Catalog Compare Enterprise Edition includes SCCPAC file …
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Source-Control SSIS Catalog Contents in Azure DevOps

I did a thing – actually a couple things – that I’ve been dreaming about for a while. In a couple recent blog posts – SSIS Catalog Compare Enterprise Generates SCCPAC Files and Azure DevOps, Software Development, and Git Part 4 – Command-Line with Azure DevOps – I walked through one way to source-control the …
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Azure DevOps, Software Development, and Git Part 4 – Command-Line with Azure DevOps

I’m writing about my journey with git, sharing my experiences along the way. The series to date: Azure DevOps, SSIS, and Git Part 0 – Getting Started Azure DevOps, Software Development, and Git Part 1 – Applied Azure DevOps, Software Development, and Git Part 2 – Distributed Version Control Azure DevOps, Software Development, and Git …
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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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Four Free ADF Webinars

I just finished removing the latest appointment to attend an event from my calendar. A lot of awesome community events are being postponed or canceled. Let’s face it: the news stinks these days. What can we do about it? We can have free webinars online! Let’s Do This! Enterprise Data & Analytics is excited to …
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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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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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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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