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Introducing Integration Services

I’m the glue that holds everything together.

—Singer Otis Williams

Your business analysts have finished gathering business requirements. The database architect has designed and built a database that can be described only as a work of art. The BI architects are designing their OLAP cubes and the dimensional data marts that feed them. On the other hand, maybe you’re a one-man show and have designed and built everything yourself. Either way, the only piece that’s missing is a tool to bring it all together. Enter SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).

Like Otis Williams, cofounder of the Motown group the Temptations, SSIS is the glue that holds it all together. More than that, SSIS is the circulatory ...

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