SSIS 2012, Part 01: Concepts and Data Tools

with expert Don Kiely

SQL Server Integration Services is part of the Microsoft suite of SQL Server Business Intelligence tools or BI Tools, which also includes Analysis Services and Reporting Services. Integration Services is Microsoft’s Enterprise grade tool for the extraction, transformation and loading or ETL of data. It’s designed to handle the migration and manipulation of data through the life cycle of a BI application and is a critical part of moving data in to data warehouses that is used in BI. But has usefulness far beyond BI applications. Any time you need to move data from one storage source to another, particularly if you need to change the data along the way, consider using Integration Services. In this course you’ll learn about what Integration Services is good for and explore its architecture and components, you’ll learn the basics of control and data flows. As well as how to make a connection to varies data sources and destinations. Then you’ll learn about two of the main ways to create packages, import and export wizard, as well as how to build them from scratch using SQL Server Data Tools, which is Microsoft’s replacement of the old Business Intelligence Studio or BIDS. You’ll also see a couple of ways to execute packages, both within data tools as well as using the execute package utility.

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