APPENDIX A

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Evolution of an SSIS Framework

SSIS Frameworks are the next logical step after SSIS Design Patterns because frameworks comprise many patterns. At a minimum, an SSIS Framework should provide package execution control and monitoring. That sounds simple but we assure you, it is not. Execution control requires a working knowledge of the Integration Services Runtime API. An understanding of the subtleties of tight- and loose-coupling is not merely helpful; it can make or ruin your day (or data integration solution).

SSIS monitoring changed with the release of SSIS 2012. The SSIS Catalog, as discussed in Chapter 2, provided built-in support ...

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