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Guru's Guide to SQL Server Architecture and Internals, The by Ken Henderson

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Chapter 20. Data Transformation Services

Character is what you do when no one's looking.

—Kenneth E. Routen

Data Transformation Services (DTS) is one of the most exciting technologies to be added to SQL Server in years. In times past, you would have had to go to a third-party product (and probably an expensive one at that) to get the type of functionality that DTS provides right in the SQL Server box. Speaking as both a veteran coder and a long-time SQL Server practitioner, DTS appears to be a well-designed, powerful addition to the SQL Server family. It features a sleek interface that is high on functionality and low on distraction. The DTS user experience is intuitive and well thought out—it is what all visual designer-type apps should be: ...

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