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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An option when creating new AlwaysOn Availability Groups is to specify Backup Preferences.
It’s also something you can easily configure once the Availability Group has been set up as well – by simply right-clicking on the Availability Group and selecting Properties – then navigating into the Backup Preferences tab. ...More
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