Tim Mitchell

Comparing SSIS and Azure Data Factory

For the better part of 15 years, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) has been the go-to enterprise extract-transform-load (ETL) tool for shops running on Microsoft SQL Server. More recently,...

2020-07-28 (first published: )

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SSIS Parameters

SSIS parameters help to ease the process of passing runtime values to SSIS packages. For values that can change over time, using parameters in SSIS is an ideal means...

2020-07-14 (first published: )

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Secure Your Data Prep Area

I’ve been building ETL processes for many years, and I’ve learned two universal truths: data preparation is messy, and you must always secure your data prep area. A data...

2020-06-18

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Lessons from Iowa’s Caucus Debacle

Earlier this week, the state of Iowa held its caucuses to choose each political party’s nominee for November’s presidential election. Being the first state in each election cycle to...

2020-02-11 (first published: )

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