In earlier versions of Integration Services, the data movement platform did not include a management framework, which is the implementation of the execution, logging, and deployment of the Integration Services packages. To try to fill this hole, developers created their own management framework to use in their organizations. As with any custom solution, the developers found that the management framework needed to be cared for and upgraded when new versions or new packages were introduced into the system.
Previous chapters have covered ETL instrumentation, focusing on metadata collection and validation. The metadata ...