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Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Integration Services by Rakesh Parida Wee-Hyong Tok Matt Masson, Xiaoning Ding, and Kaarthik Sivashanmugam

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Foreword

In 1989, when we were all much younger, I had a bizarre weekend job: During the week, I was an engineer at Microrim Incorporated, the makers of R:Base—the second most popular desktop database in the world. But on Saturday mornings I would sit completely alone in our headquarters building in Redmond and rebuild the database that ran our call center. This involved getting the latest registered licenses from accounting, the up-to-date employee list from human resources, the spreadsheets from marketing that tracked our independent software vendors, and of course all of the previous phone call history from the log files, and then mashing it all together. Of course none of these systems had consistent formats or numbering schemes or storage. ...

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