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  • Passively Mine SSIS Data Flow Rows Loaded From the SSIS Catalog

    As I wrote in Parsing SSIS Catalog Messages for Lookup Performance, v2: I prefer to passively gather performance metrics – even if it’s a little convoluted and more work (for me). I don’t often need these metrics immediately available, so I execute queries similar to the query below and store the performance metrics in a table. I can (and do) ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on May 18, 2017
  • Parsing SSIS Catalog Messages for Lookup Performance, v2

    A couple years ago I wrote Administering SSIS: Parsing SSIS Catalog Messages for Lookups. I’ve updated the script to return all Lookup Transformation performance messages captured by the SSIS Catalog with Basic logging enabled (the SSIS Catalog’s default Logging Level). Some smart data integration people recommend setting the SSIS Catalog Logging ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on March 8, 2017
  • ETL Instrumentation in 2016

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… I wrote about ETL Instrumentation. Ok, it wasn’t that long ago, and it wasn’t far away. But things have changed some since I wrote that series, and I would like to spend some time updating the material. I’m typing this post at the end of 2015, so I’m using SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.2 running on Windows ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on December 26, 2015
  • Managing SSIS Catalog Project Parameter Values

    One of the coolest features of the SSIS Catalog is Catalog Environments. Catalog Environments offer a compelling and rich solution for Catalog Project Parameter value externalization and configuration management, whether the parameters are connections or parameter values. Configuring and using Catalog Environments involves four steps: ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on November 18, 2015
  • Precon - SSIS Design Patterns and BIML: A Day of Intelligent Data Integration–8 Jan 2016, Alpharetta Georgia

            I’m excited to announce I will be delivering a precon 8 Jan 2016 in Alpharetta Georgia for SQL Saturday 477 – Atlanta BI Edition titled SSIS Design Patterns and BIML: A Day of Intelligent Data Integration! This precon is all about DILM (Data integration Lifecycle Management). Abstract: SSIS Design ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on November 12, 2015
  • Presenting SSIS 2014 Data Flow Tuning Tips and Tricks at Triad PASS BI 25 Aug 2015!

    I am honored to present SSIS 2014 Data Flow Tuning Tips and Tricks to the Triad PASS BI chapter in Winston-Salem 25 Aug 2015. Do you want SSIS to go fast? This session is for you! Attend and learn techniques for developing, instrumenting, monitoring, and managing SSIS 2014 Data Flow performance in your data integration enterprise. Session ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on August 24, 2015
  • Administering SSIS: Parsing SSIS Catalog Messages for Lookups

    ''The SSIS Catalog is a database and an application.'' - Andy Leonard, circa 2015 If there’s one thing I want you to get from this post, it’s this: The SSIS Catalog is a database and an application. While it’s a pretty cool database and application, it isn’t anything different from the databases and applications you support every day. As ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on January 16, 2015
  • SSIS Design Patterns Training in London 8-11 Sep!

    A few seats remain for my course SQL Server Integration Services 2012 Design Patterns to be delivered in London 8-11 Sep 2014. Register today to learn more about: New features in SSIS 2012 and 2014 Advanced patterns for loading data warehouses Error handling The (new) Project Deployment Model Scripting in SSIS The (new) SSIS ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on August 16, 2014
  • Little Data Remains Important in Healthcare IT

    In his article Healthcare's Big Problem With Little Data, author Dan Munro raises salient points about the state of health-related data. Electronic Health Records (EHR) were promoted as the end-all-be-all solution for the industry – a standardization that, I suppose, many thought would organically and naturally occur, stabilize, and be ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on April 30, 2013
  • SSIS Design Patterns, the Book

    For the past two years, I have had the honor and privilege or authoring SSIS Design Patterns alongside Jessica Moss, Michelle Ufford, Tim Mitchell, and Matt Masson. Publication of the book – like many projects of this scope – has been delayed. The current publication date is 27 Aug 2012 and I have high confidence in this date. I take ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on August 6, 2012
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