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I thought it would be worth publishing a list of guidelines that I see as SSIS development best practices. These are my own opinions and are based upon my experience of using SSIS over the past 18 months. I am not saying you should take them as gospel but these are generally tried and tested methods and if nothing else should serve as a basis for you developing your own SSIS best practices. One thing I really would like to see getting adopted is a common naming convention for tasks and components and to that end I have published some suggestions at the bottom of this post. SSIS Junkie : SSIS: Suggested Best Practices and naming conventi SSIS Junkie : SSIS: Suggested Best Practices and naming conventi
SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) - Best Practices ProblemSQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) has grown a lot from its predecessor DTS (Data Transformation Services) to become an enterprise wide ETL (Extraction, Transformation and Loading) product in terms of its usability, performance, parallelism etc. Apart from being an ETL product, it also provides different built-in tasks to manage a SQL Server instance. Although the internal architecture of SSIS has been designed to provide a high degree of performance and parallelism there are still some best practices to further optimize performance. In this tip series, I will be talking about best practices to consider while working with SSIS which I have learned while working with SSIS for the past couple of years. SolutionAs mentioned above, SSIS is the successor of DTS (of SQL Server 7/2000). If you are coming from a DTS background, SSIS packages may look similar to DTS packages, but it's not the case in reality. SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) - Best Practices
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SSIS Best Practices, Part 1 SSIS Best Practices, Part 1 One of the topics on which I've presented quite a bit lately has been that of SQL Server Integration Services best practices. The body of knowledge on how to best use SSIS is small compared to more mature development technologies, but there is a growing number of resources out there related to SSIS best practices. And here it is. ;-)