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Real World SSIS: A Survival Guide with Tim Mitchell

SQL Saturday OKC

Friday, August 22, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

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Real World SSIS: A Survival Guide

Moving and transforming data can be a difficult job.  Connecting to various endpoints, applying complex transformations, performing validation checks, creating an appropriate audit trail, and other tasks can make the ETL developer feel like he/she is spinning plates.  Even with powerful tools such SQL Server Integration Services, designing and maintaining a proper and well-performing extraction/transformation/loading (ETL) infrastructure is a significant undertaking.

In this full-day preconference seminar, we'll explore some common (and a few uncommon) challenges facing ETL developers, followed by practical solutions and recommended practices from the field using SQL Server Integration Services.  Presented by business intelligence consultant and SQL Server MVP Tim Mitchell, this preconference seminar brings together his 10 years of professional data management experience into 7+ hours of condensed real-world approaches to ETL challenges.  Though we'll spend some time covering the academic portion of the concepts presented, most of our time will be spent in demos to give you more than just a theoretical exploration of these methods.

The following is a partial list of the topics we'll cover:

  • Data cleansing using SSIS, T-SQL, and DQS
  • More than just a green box: validating the results
  • Managing variables, parameters, expressions, and scripts
  • Handling warnings, errors, and other bad stuff
  • Identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks
  • Defining and maintaining an ETL framework
  • Evaluating the new features of SSIS 2012
  • Choosing and using the right package deployment model
  • Automating SSIS development with Biml
  • When SSIS might *not* be the best choice

Attendee information:This preconference seminar is ideal for those with beginner to intermediate skills in ETL.  The ideal attendee will have some exposure to SQL Server Integration Services along with a general understanding of its purpose.


tmitch2Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, author, and trainer.  He has been working with SQL Server for a decade, working primarily in business intelligence, ETL/SSIS, data quality, and reporting.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M at Commerce, and has been a Microsoft SQL Server MVP since 2010.  Tim is an independent BI consultant and a group principal with Linchpin People.

As an active member of the community, Tim has spoken at international, regional, and local venues including the SQL PASS Summit, SQLBitsSQL ConnectionsSQL Saturday events, and various user groups and webcasts.  Tim is coauthor of the book SSIS Design Patterns, and is a contributing author on the charity book project MVP Deep Dives 2.  He is an active group member and speaker at the North Texas SQL Server User Group in the Dallas area.

You can visit his website and blog at TimMitchell.net or follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/Tim_Mitchell.

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When & Where

Moore Norman Technology Center
13301 S Pennsylvania Ave
Room D/E
Oklahoma City, OK 73170

Friday, August 22, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

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