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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services: An Expert Cookbook Paperback – May 25, 2012
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He is a SSIS/MSBI/.NET Trainer and also a software and BI Consultant at some companies and private institutes. He was co-author of the SQL Server MVP Deep Dive Volume 2. His articles on different aspects of technologies especially on SSIS can be found on his blog: rad.pasfu.com, his direct email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
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The book starts of giving a brief history of the SSIS tool and its heritage. This book's target audience would be those who have used SSIS and are looking for deeper knowledge or more experienced SSIS developers looking for goto manual. As this is a cookbook the chapters then move on relevant subject areas and have recipes based on those areas.
It covers a fair bit of the components available in the toolbox. It tells you what this component is used for and then gives a recipe for using that component. I can see this book being the reference manual when building packages and it answers that, how do I do that again, thought.
The sections on scripting & logging are a little lite. The scripting section could have gone further into depth about what you can do from the .NET environment by offering a little more than just a mail example. However, keeping in mind this is a recipe book, there is enough for you to understand how to setup a basic script and then use the power of .NET to extend this to enable you to do tasks beyond the standard components.
I really liked the recipe for the checkpoint as I have not realised this feature was available and will ensure if I need to build SSIS packages again in the future, I refer to this recipe.Read more ›
The very straightforward style this book is written in, using a step-by-step approach, makes it very easy to follow. I appreciated the numerous screenshots provided for each scenario. I also appreciated the number of recipes in this book. They should cover most of the real-world scenarios you will likely encounter.
If you are a novice and want to improve your SSDT and SSIS skills, or have years of experience with data integration in SQL Server, this book is an excellent resource.
The book deliver what it promises, a series of recipes to many tasks that you might be doing in the real world. It covers almost all transformation and tasks in the toolbox, providing to the reader many examples on how to use the tooling available. All the instructions are step by step, so if you are not familiar with Integration Services it should guide you nicely into the SSIS world.
Since it an series of recipes you may find it a little hard to read end to end, but the authors put a nice layout grouping recipes by control flow, data flow and other subjects, like dynamism, containers, scripting and deployment.
What I didn't like in this book: it's not an Expert cookbook as the title says, it is more focused on the average developer or DBA, who's trying to use SSIS. It mentions some advanced subject briefly, for example, custom tasks and performance, it would be better to cover that in detail (but that could be outside the scope of the book) than to provide some basic orientation. It doesn't provide you guidance on how to assemble an package using 3 or 4 recipes, the complete package design is up to you, but it gives you all the building blocks.
If you are looking for a book that teaches you linearly all the fundamental concepts of SSIS, pipeline philosophy and explore it's components, gaining insight in each of them, like learning a new language from the ground up, this book is NOT what you are looking for.
Nevertheless, this book it's a great addendum to my library, being an excellent source for quick guidance in SSIS. It will help developers and DBAs to execute many tasks in Integration Services, if not exactly, they will guide you to the answer. I can picture it in a company shelf and constantly people referring to it, checking how it's done.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was minor errors in ch2 and ch3 but the author was able to help me on that.Published 12 months ago by Lam Nguyen
What's missing in the reviews so far is awareness of alternatives. "Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services: An Expert Cookbook" is not the only SSIS - or SS1S 2012, if you... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Dimitri Shvorob
I've worked through the first 9 chapters and was able to get all but one recipe to work. The one that didn't had to do with monitoring a folder for changes (like a new file... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Tmac
It is a really good book of examples of the features of the related product. If are looking for a book to study for the MS exam 70-463, this should not be your primary reference. Read morePublished on January 14, 2014 by Arthur L. Hill
I bought this as a Kindle book. The price was right and the book met my needs.
The book is readable on the KIndle. Read more
Why would anyone write a book on MS SQL 2012 SSIS that requires the reader to install and use MySQL?
This is not to slam mySQL. Read more