Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services (Wrox Programmer to Programmer)
The new edition of the successful previous version is 25 percent revised and packed with more than 200 pages of new material on the 2008 release of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
Renowned author Brian Knight and his expert coauthors show developers how to master the 2008 release of SSIS, which is both more powerful and more complex than ever
Case studies and tutorial examples acquired over the three years since the previous edition will contribute to helping illustrate advanced concepts and techniques
New chapters include coverage of data warehousing using SSIS, new methods for managing the SSIS platform, and improved techniques for ETL operations
Sql Server 2008 Integration Services is a Fantastic Book
By L. T. Blackford - December 5, 2008
If you have a need to learn SSIS or to enhance your SSIS knowledge base this is the book for you. Being a Sql Server BI consultant I have come across many opportunities that SSIS either solves or is part of the overall solution. Therefore I have a need to be as profecient as possible in SSIS. This book is my bible for SSIS reference and problem solving. In my opinion there is not a better book available today, that will not only help get you started in SSIS, but enable you to become a very effecient SSIS Guru. This book walks you through the entire SSIS solution process. Package creation, Control Flow, Data Flow, Warehouse population stratagies, package tuning, etc. (You get the picture) One of the issues I come across routinely is data scrubbing, i.e cleaning your input data. This is a difficult task for even a skilled practitioner. There is a very good chapter in this book on the scripting task in SSIS which is where most of your data cleansing will... read more
Great source of best practices for loading a data warehouse
By Keith Q. Hicks - December 4, 2008
I have recently been tasked to create a data warehouse for our company. I have many years of experience in the OLTP world but needed to get up to speed fast on how to get that data from a highly normalized transactional database into a data warehouse. Designing the data warehouse was straight forward but I needed best practices for the ETL (Extract, Tranform, Load) process to load and maintain the data warehouse.
I knew SSIS was the tool I needed to do the ETL but was not sure where to start. This is where this book has proved to be invaluable. Chapter 10 immediately gave me specific examples and best practices on how to load my data warehouse. After seeing the big picture, I was then able go back to the earlier chapters and learn the "heavy lifting" tasks such a creating the control and data flows.
I highly recommend this book to anyone involved in loading a data warehouse. The time you spend learning how to do it right way will definitely pay off in the... read more
SQL Server 2008 Integration Services - a must-have
By Kimberly Talley - December 16, 2008
This book has been a great resource for me. I am in the process of building a data warehouse and have been struggling with this. I have a lot of experience on the OLTP side of systems, but this book really helped get me up to speed on the data warehouse concepts and the ETL process.
The examples in this book really opened my eyes to the 'outside the box' uses for SSIS that I had not thought of.
The chapter on data warehousing is a great resource and is a reference I keep close by. There is also a great chapter on error and event handling. This is a very important component to ETL systems, but one I wasn't handling very well.
This book is a great addition to my reference library. I highly recommend this to anyone involved in ETL processing.
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