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Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed by Paul Bertucci, Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Ray Rankins

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SSIS Basics

As the world becomes ever more data-oriented, much greater emphasis is being placed on getting data from one place to another. To complicate matters, data can be stored in many different formats, contexts, filesystems, and locations. In addition, the data often requires significant transformation and conversion processing as it is being moved around. Whether you are trying to move data from Excel to SQL Server, create a data mart (or data warehouse), or distribute data to heterogeneous databases, you are essentially enabling someone with data.

This section describes the SSIS environment and how it is addressing these needs. As mentioned earlier, the focus is on importing, exporting, and transforming data from one or more data sources ...

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