Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services

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  • 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 ...
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  • 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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470247952
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/6/2008
  • Series: Wrox Professional Guides Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1008
  • Sales rank: 489,680
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Knight, SQL Server MVP, MCSE, MCDBA, is the co -founder of and Brian is aPrincipal Consultant and owner of Pragmatic Works. He runs thelocal SQL Server users’ group in Jacksonville (JSSUG) and wason the Board of Directors of the Professional Association for SQLServer (PASS). Brian is a contributing columnist for SQL ServerStandard and also maintains a regular column for the databasewebsite and does regular webcasts at JumpstartTV. He has authored nine SQL Server books during the past 10 years.Brian has spoken at conferences like PASS, SQL Connections, andTechEd, and many Code Camps. You can find his blog at Brian spends weekends practicing tobe a professional cage fighter and practicing for next season'sAmerican Idol.

Erik Veerman is a Mentor for Solid Quality Mentorsfocusing on training, mentoring, and architecting solutions on theSQL Server BI platform. His industry recognition includesMicrosoft's Worldwide BI Solution of the Year and SQL ServerMagazine's Innovator Cup winner. Erik has designed dozens of BIsolutions across a broad business spectrum —telecommunications, marketing, retail, commercial real estate,finance, supply chain, and information technology. His experiencewith high - volume multi - terabyte environments and SQL Server 64- bit has enabled clients to scale their Microsoft - based BIsolutions for optimal potential. As an expert in OLAP design, ETLprocessing, and dimensional modeling, Erik is a presenter, author,and instructor. He led the ETL architecture and design for thefirst production implementation of Integration Services (SSIS) andhelped drive the ETL standards and best practices for SSIS onMicrosoft's SQL Server 2005 reference initiative, Project REAL.Erik is also co - author of Professional SQL Server 2005Integration Service and Expert SQL Server 2005 IntegrationServices, and lead author for the MS Press Training Kit SQLServer 2005 Business Intelligence Implementation andMaintenance. As a resident of Atlanta, GA, Erik participates inthe local Atlanta SQL Server User's Group, a PASS chapter.

Grant Dickinson is a Program Manager at Microsoft,focusing on designing technologies that enable customers andpartners to create innovative and scalable Business Intelligencesolutions. Grant has helped qualify, architect, and implement BIsolutions across a broad range of industries, including a solutionthat was once one of the largest Microsoft - based data warehousesin the world. He has designed and provided expertise into productfeatures across the Microsoft BI stack, including technologies inSSIS, SQL Server, and Office. Grant helped develop the Microsoftbest - practices ETL reference implementation, Project REAL, andhas spoken at conferences around the world. Grant is currentlyfocused on data quality and stewardship in the Master DataManagement space. Grant was born in Zimbabwe and spent much of hisyouth in Southern Africa. He gained a BSc Computer Science at theUniversity of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and today he livesin Seattle with his wife and family.

Douglas Hinson splits his time between database andsoftware development for financial applications in the logisticsand insurance industries. Douglas specializes in conceptualizing,reengineering, and developing back - end solutions that connectbusiness operational and financial functions. As a result, he hasan extensive background in SQL Server and financial applications,and fits in some technical writing on the side. He has coauthoredseveral Wrox books, including SQL Server 2005 PerformanceTuning, SQL Server 2005 CLR Programming, and theprevious edition of this book, SQL Server 2005 IntegrationServices.

Darren Herbold, MCDBA, MCSE is a dedicated consultant whois passionate about delivering business value to his clients. Aprincipal consultant at Pragmatic Works Consulting( and a graduate from Florida StateUniversity, he has expertise in Business Intelligence, DatabaseAdministration, and .NET Software Development. His main focus is onthe SQL Server stack, where he delivers training, mentoring, anddevelops Data Warehouse, ETL, and Reporting solutions for hisclients. He has developed a robust .NET application developmentframework and a code - generation tool that saves clients anaverage of 30 to 40 percent off of development time. Darren hasalso created BI and software solutions for clients such asMicrosoft, Post Properties, and the University of South Florida.Visit his blog at:

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Welcome to SQL Server Integration Services.

Chapter 2: The SSIS Tools.

Chapter 3: SSIS Tasks.

Chapter 4: Containers.

Chapter 5: The Data Flow.

Chapter 6: Using Expressions and Variables.

Chapter 7: Joining Data.

Chapter 8: Creating an End-to-End Package.

Chapter 9: Scripting in SSIS.

Chapter 10: Loading a Data Warehouse.

Chapter 11: Using the Relational Engine.

Chapter 12: Accessing Heterogeneous Data.

Chapter 13: Reliability and Scalability.

Chapter 14: Understanding and Tuning the Data Flow Engine.

Chapter 15: Source Control and Software Development LifeCycle.

Chapter 16: DTS 2000 Migration.

Chapter 17: Error and Event Handling.

Chapter 18: Programming and Extending SSIS.

Chapter 19: Adding a User Interface to Your Component.

Chapter 20: External Management and WMI Task Implementation.

Chapter 21: Using SSIS with External Applications.

Chapter 22: Administering SSIS.

Chapter 23: Case Study: A Programmatic Example.


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  • Anonymous

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    Not realy

    Too much general talk very little hands on.

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  • Posted October 17, 2010

    If you don't plan on ever reading it on a smart phone it's a good book

    A little too simplistic, but it describes all items in detail very well.

    And wrox won't give you a pdf, so I would get another book. like sams version.

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