Microsoft guru Kirk Haselden gives tips for a general approach you can use to build SSIS packages that automatically adjust to their environment. When you keep packages in the dark about their environment, you can take them anywhere.
SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (SSIS) still includes familiar security functions such as password encryption, but the approach has changed dramatically. Take a look at the new security features and learn how and when to use them.
SQL Server 2005 Integration Services has new features that simplify package creation and editing. Walk through the package-modification process and see how you can effectively create new packages without reinventing the wheel.
Microsoft has completely rewritten SQL Server 2005 DTS, making the DTS Import/Export Wizard an even more effective tool for quickly building packages for moving data. Follow along with this example to learn about the wizard’s new features.
Microsoft has rewritten every aspect of Data Transformation Services (DTS) in SQL Server 2005, making it a true extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) platform and improving performance. Take a whirlwind tour of some of the most important changes.
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The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing....More
On SQL Servers where Availability Groups (or Mirroring) isn’t in play, I typically recommend keeping a combination of on-box backups along with copying said backups off-box as well. Obviously, keeping databases AND backups on the SAME server is the metaphorical equivalent of putting all of your eggs in one basket – and therefore something you should avoid like the plague....More
One of the biggest strengths of AlwaysOn Availability Groups is that they allow DBAs to address both high availability and disaster recovery concerns from a single set of tooling or interfaces. But, this doesn’t mean that you won’t still need backups....More