In depth coverage of Microsoft s powerful new data integration tool Learn to maximize the features of SQL Server 2005 Integration Services from this essential guide Hands On Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration Services makes learning SSIS easy through the use of extensive real world exercises structured around every component within the tool You will learn to collect corporate data from various sources and transform that data for analysis, mining, and reporting....
|Title||:||Hands-On Microsoft SQL Server™ 2005 Integration Services|
|Publisher||:||McGraw Hill Education 1 edition September 18, 2006|
|Number of Pages||:||570 pages|
|File Size||:||975 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Hands-On Microsoft SQL Server™ 2005 Integration Services Reviews
I love relying on those "Step by step" books to help me pick up the craft quickly. ended up buying this book because "step by step" books on SSIS was far and few in between. Unfortunately the author has very bad commucation skills, which are clearly shown in his tendancy of using LONG SENTENCES that do not resemble natural language used day to day. On top of that, he often "talks to himself" without seeing it from readers' point of view. For example, Page 481 ".... 13. Open the command window, go to .....", now is that command window within BIDS, or within SQL management studio, or under window o/s ? do yourself a favour , try "24 hour trainer" instead, if/when you upgrade SSIS for SQL Server 2008 !
This book chapter by chapter teaches you fundamental concept and follows it up by practical application of what you have learned. The result is that you are in tune with the SSIS each progressing chapter and confident of applying that at your workplace. By devoting most of the pages to hands on exercise, the author does not sacrifice valuable technical concepts and definitions, thus book also serves as a reference book. I recommend such books written by actual professionals than 600+ page book of just theory which leaves the practical application to the imagination of reader.
Worth having in your library but you must be interested in SSIS to fully understand this book.....The only drawback to this is while using the author supplied db, you understand but gotta think beyond when trying to fully integrate the concepts into your own personal dealings...but this makes it ALOT less painful....
I have another SSIS book and had been using this book more (almost 80% of the time) each time I need to reference or even look for how-tos.
The title for this book is true, it is Hands-On. Some books just rehash the SQL Books Online but this one provides tons of hands on excercises. Here are just a few.
There is no question that the title should clearly indicate that this is a book for those new to SSIS. (And considering SSIS is such a quantum leap from DTS, there are MANY folks at that stage).
Bought this book because it looked like it covered all the topics I needed to finish a project I was working on, but so far have yet to actually find an answer to a single question. This is one of those books that seem to plague the technical genre: it "alludes" to a particular topic, but never actually goes in-depth on anything.
This book helped me get started with SSIS...figure out some basic stuff. But it left me hanging on the details, best practices, integration with applications, etc. It basically walks you through building a bunch of thin-functionality examples of the various components.