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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Two Recordings Available: SSIS Catalog and SSIS Lifecycle

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

You Might Need an SSIS Framework

You might need an SSIS framework. “How can I tell if I need an SSIS framework, Andy?” I’m glad you asked. Does your enterprise: Practice DevOps? Execute lots of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages? Execute SSIS packages several times per day? Execute “SSIS in the Cloud” using the Azure Data Factory version 2 Integration …
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Introduction to the SSIS Lifecycle – 7 Jun 2018

Join me Thursday, 07 Jun at noon EDT for a free webinar: Introduction to the SSIS Lifecycle! How should an enterprise promote SSIS projects from Development to Production? How many “levels” are required? What are the best practices? Do SSIS lifecycle management tools exist? Join Andy Leonard – SSIS author, trainer, and consultant – to …
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Coming Soon: SSIS Catalog Compare Updates

I spent a lot of time this year writing and managing a book project. I will blog about that later, I promise. While I enjoy writing it really cuts into my play time. What do I do when I play? I write software. This weekend I cracked open the code for SSIS Catalog Compare and …
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Catalog Reports Update

I recently updated the Data Integration Lifecycle Management Suite (DILM Suite) Catalog Reports solution! Here’s a summary of the changes: I re-arranged fields on the Executions Report: I moved the links to the Overview, Messages, and Performance reports to the left in each (execution) row to support easier navigation. I added Previous and Next Execution …
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