Now, let's go for the real stuff! This chapter will cover many topics that will lay out the foundations of a simple and effective ETL solution. Over the years, I have seen many SSIS implementations and one of the goals of this chapter is to give the readers the following:

  • A simple but effective SSIS framework
  • SSIS development best practices
  • New data source integrations

All remaining chapters assume that we want to load a data warehouse that is a star schema with its staging area.

The source (operational) database used is AdventureWorksLT, an old well-known database. The following diagram describes the source database that we're going to use:

From this database, we'll insert data in a staging area and finally into a data warehouse. ...

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