Creating a source system database

In this section, we will create our source database, which will play the role of an operational database that we will pull data from with the help of Data Services in order to transform the data and deliver it to a data warehouse.

How to do it…

Luckily for us, there are plenty of different flavors of ready-to-use databases on the Web nowadays. Let's pick one of the most popular ones: Adventure Works OLTP for SQL Server 2012, which is available for download on the CodePlex website. Perform the following steps:

  1. Use the following link to see the list of the files available for download:

  2. Click on the AdventureWorks2012 Data File link, which should download the ...

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