Showing posts with label SSIS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SSIS. Show all posts

Monday, February 19, 2018

Webinar: SQL Server on Linux tools: SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft is hosting a SQL Server on Linux tools: SQL Server Integration Services webinar/town hall on March 1st, 2018 10:00-11:00 AM Pacific Time (UTC-5)

In this session, They will demonstrate how easy it is to install, run and monitor SSIS on Linux. They will also explain how you can use ODBC to connect common data sources on Linux. Specifically, they will cover:

  • Current system architecture
  • Supported/unsupported features
  • A live demo of SSIS installation on Linux
  • A live demo of how to use ODBC to connect data sources like MySQL and Oracle
  • Future roadmap of SSIS on Linux and other platforms

If you are interested in SSIS running on Linux, make sure to register for this webinar

The link to register is here:

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

geekSpeak recording - Real World SQL Server Integration Services with Matthew Roche

Channel 9 has posted a SQL Server 2005 Integration Services screen cast. From the site:

This geekSpeak is all about SQL Server 2005 Integration Services. We are lucky to have a real expert from the industry, Matthew Roche, to share his experiences with us. Matthew shows us how SSIS is a real development studio, since it's an instance of Visual Studio 2005, with new designers. It's very familiar for folks who are moving from a traditional development environment. He gets us familiar with tools and techniques, solutions and projects, like the drag-and-drop approach to building packages, opportunities to include scripts, and develop your own components as .NET Assemblies.

Matthew answers some great questions around performance, programmability. He helps us understand the distinction between data flows and control flows, and how best to manage SSIS packages. He offers some useful guidance on what scenarios merit what choices for moving data from one place to another - be it .NET app, SSIS, TSQL, BCP and so on.But the most important reason to watch is to find out what Matthew would "chew off his own mouse finger" to avoid having to do. :D
Be sure to check the geekSpeak blog for upcoming geekSpeaks!

Watch the screencast(WMV)

Monday, August 06, 2007

Becoming A Better Programmer In 6 Months: The First 20 days

Here is an update of what I accomplished in the first 20 days

Read the book lifehacker
Read the book Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration Services
Read the book Extending SSIS 2005 with Script
Read 1 chapter of Learning Python, Second Edition
Played around with the July CTP of SQL Server 2008

So in the first 20 days I have read 3 books however two books are very thin. I will need that time later when I start on much thicker books like Code Complete and Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2005: T-SQL Querying

I will also make a small change to the list instead of Expert SQL Server 2005 Integration Services I will read Core Python Programming

I also started tinkering with Python, those guys are a bunch of jokers. if you type "import this" in a Python command line window you get this output

Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import this
The Zen of Python, by Tim Peters

Beautiful is better than ugly.
Explicit is better than implicit.
Simple is better than complex.
Complex is better than complicated.
Flat is better than nested.
Sparse is better than dense.
Readability counts.
Special cases aren't special enough to break the rules.
Although practicality beats purity.
Errors should never pass silently.
Unless explicitly silenced.
In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess.
There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it.
Although that way may not be obvious at first unless you're Dutch.
Now is better than never.
Although never is often better than *right* now.
If the implementation is hard to explain, it's a bad idea.
If the implementation is easy to explain, it may be a good idea.
Namespaces are one honking great idea -- let's do more of those!

So that is one of the easter eggs hidden in Python.

In the past week I also played around with the new date data types in SQl server 2008, I have filed a bug/typo which I found in Books On Line.This week I will concentrate on the book Learning Python, Second Edition during weekends and lunch hours, in the evening I will read Practices of an Agile Developer

This is it for the update. The original post can be found here:

A more detailed post about the first 10 days can be found here:

I am also glad to say that most of the people I tagged in the original post have responded

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

SSIS Script Task In SQL Server 2008 Can Use VB Or C#

Where do I send a thank you letter? Finally we are allowed to use C# in the SQL Server Integration Services Script Task. I always wondered why SQL Server 2005 only uses VB and not C#, you can use C# in the SQLCLR but not in a Script Task. It turns out that SSIS in SQL Server 2005 uses VSA (Visual Studio for Applications) but SQL Server 2008 will use VSTA (Visual Studio Tools for Applications). Lets put these 2 right under each other.

Visual Studio for Applications
Visual Studio Tools for Applications

See the only (confusing) difference is the word Tools. So VSTA does support C#. I guess that if you come from a heavy DTS ActiveX usage background VB would be natural to you. I never felt at home with VB.NET, I switched to C# because I was also using Java and it was easier to make the switch to C#.

Enough whining from me, here are 2 screenshots that I took from the latest SQL Server 2008 June CTP. Have a nice holiday, don't overeat

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

SSIS Connectivity White Papers Available On Microsoft's Site

Bob Beauchemin's SSIS whitepapers are now available on Microsoft's website

Connectivity and SQL Server 2005 Integration Services

Planning, Implementing, and Administering Scaleout Solutions with SQL Server 2005

Internals, Troubleshooting, and Best Practices for use of Scaleout Technologies in SQL Server 2005

Enjoy reading them