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Foundations of SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence, Second Edition by Guy Fouché, Lynn Langit

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C H A P T E R  7

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Introducing SSIS

Now that you've captured the business requirements and are working on creating a basic OLAP design, the next task in creating your BI solution is to map the data from the source system(s) to your OLAP model. In larger BI projects, it is common for different people (or teams) to be working on an OLAP design and an ETL design concurrently.

Data maps are used as a basis for beginning your ETL design. As mentioned in Chapter 1, ETL stands for “extract, transform, and load.” It is important that you don't underestimate the amount of work involved in this portion of your project. A large part of the project work in ...

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