SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a tool that we use to perform ETL operations; i.e. extract, transform and load data. While ETL processing is common in data warehousing (DW) applications, SSIS is by no means limited to just DW; e.g. when you create a Maintenance Plan using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) an SSIS package is created. At a high level, SSIS provides the ability to:
The first version of SSIS was released with SQL Server 2005. SSIS is a replacement for Data Transformation Services (DTS) which was available with SQL Server 7.0 and SQL Server 2000. SSIS builds on the capabilities introduced with DTS.
In this tutorial we will step through a number of topics that you need to understand in order to successfully build an SSIS package. Our high level outline is as follows:
You can either use the outline on the left or click the arrows to the right or below to scroll through each of these topics.