SQL Server Business Intelligence

SQL Server Integration Services an Introduction – Part 2

This article is part 2 of a 4 part series that introduces SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). This article shows how to use the Data Flow Task in SSIS. Data Flow The Data Flow Task (DFT), using the SSIS Pipeline engine, manage the flow of data from the data source adapters to the data destination […]

SQL Server Integration Services an Introduction – Part 1

Introduction SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a platform for building high performance data integration and workflow solutions. It allows creation of packages or SSIS packages which are made up of tasks that can move data from source to destination and alter it if required. SSIS is basically an ETL (Extraction, Transformation, and Load) tool […]

Exporting SSIS Package Using SQL Server Management Studio

Database Administrators sometimes need to export SQL Server Integration Services Package (SSIS) from one instance of SQL Server to another SQL Server Instance or a File system or a SSIS Package Store. In this article you will see the steps which you need to follow in order to export a SQL Server Integration Services Package […]

How to Import a Comma Separated File into SQL Server 2008

Database Administrators and SSIS Developers will often come across scenarios where they need to import a comma separated delimited text file into SQL Server. Providing the data in comma separated delimited text file is a very common practice which is used by many organizations around the world. Once the delimited text file is generated the […]

Importing SSIS Package Using SQL Server Management Studio

It is a very common task for Database Administrators these days to import SQL Server Integration Services Packages from one instance of SQL Server or from a File system into a local instance of SQL Server when setting up different environments to support applications. In this article you will see the steps which you need […]

Scheduling a SSIS Package with SQL Server Agent

Database Administrators often get requests from development teams to deploy and schedule newly created SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages across different environments. In this article you will see the steps that you need to follow in order to schedule an SSIS package as a SQL Server Agent Job using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). […]

Claytons Data Mining (Part 2)

This article is the second installment of Claytons data mining. Detect Categories Each row in the spreadsheet is considered to be a discrete observation.  This is easy to understand when we look at the data in the sheet ‘Table Analysis Tools Sample’ because each row represents a customer.  We also know particular attributes about the […]

Claytons Data Mining (Part 1)

Introduction The success of OLAP technologies is driven by the ability to provide end users with fast access to data without the need for technical interaction.  The sophistication of todays reporting tools and multidimensional databases allow users to define their own reports, from content to presentation and delivery.  The tools allow a user to think […]

CDC and Data Warehouse

Introduction In a data warehouse, the most challenging thus interesting part is the ETL (Extraction, Transform and Loading) process. The challenge comes as you have to work on different databases which were not designed by you. Most of the time, you need to update your OLAP system from the data changes in the OLTP environment. […]

Business Intelligence in Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment

Executive Summary Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR) is a business process or practice that combines the intelligence of multiple businesses or trading partners in the planning and fulfillment of consumer demand. CPFR can be applied to any industry that has a supply chain and brings about significant benefits like reducing inventory, transportation and logistics […]
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