SSIS, Docker, and Windows Containers, Part 1 – Why?

In my first post in this series, SSIS, Docker, and Windows Containers, Part 0 – Getting Started, I covered: Installing docker Choosing a Container OS Pulling a test image Pulling a Windows Container with SQL Server installed interacting with with your instantiated container In this post I reveal my ultimate goal and then travel down …
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Delivering Intelligent Data Integration through SSIS in Dallas 31 May 2019!

I am honored to announce I will be delivering Intelligent Data Integration through SSIS – a day-long SQL Saturday 841 – Dallas pre-conference session 31 May 2019! Description: What is Intelligent Data Integration? SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services) packages developed using tried and true design patterns, built to participate in a DevOps enterprise practicing DILM (Data …
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Enterprise Data & Analytics Welcomes Shannon Lowder!

I am honored and thrilled to welcome Shannon Lowder (@shannonlowder | blog | LinkedIn) to the Enterprise Data & Analytics team! Shannon is a data engineer, data scientist, BimlHero (though not listed on the page at the time of this writing), and shepherd of the Biml Interrogator open source project. If you use Biml to generate SSIS …
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The 2:00 AM Test

I’m working with a collection of clients these days providing data integration, cloud, and DevOps advice. I love architecture work! My clients love the results. Everyone wins. Kent Bradshaw and I are tag-teaming with a couple clients who are converting data integration from other platforms to SSIS. In a recent meeting Kent mentioned “the 2:00 …
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How May I Serve You?

2018 is drawing to a close. Some readers recently shared requests for more blog posts on certain topics. I thought I’d put the question to my audience (both of you, hi Mom!) to gather your thoughts. Feel free to leave a comment or reach out via email. Here are some topics I plan to blog …
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SSIS, Docker, and Windows Containers, Part 0 – Getting Started

To begin tinkering with SSIS in containers, you first need to install Docker. There are some prerequisites. I will not exhaust the prerequisites here. I strongly suggest you familiarize yourself with the requirements for Docker prior to attempting to install the software. Since I use a PC (a Lenovo P51S) running Windows 10 Pro, I chose …
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Website Ch-ch-changes…

Inspired by Frank La Vigne’s (blog | @Tableteer) snappy update to the Data Driven home page, I decided to spruce up a couple / three of my websites including this one, andyleonard.blog. I added the sidebar shown on the right of the site. It contains a more-readily-available search box and links to other websites I maintain – …
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One Way to Connect PSDrive to a SQL Server Instance

“Everyone Stand Back! I’m Learning PowerShell!” I keep telling folks, “Learn new stuff” and “then blog about it!” I figured it’s time I take my own advice. I’m reading Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches by Don Jones (@concentrateddon). I’m actually reading the first edition. I bought the book a while back and I’m …
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