Book – Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services comes out September 17th

Update: Amazon is now reporting a release date of 9/17 although it appears you can order it immediately from the O’Reilly site.

My second SSIS book – Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services (MS Press) – comes out on September 17th. This book takes a different approach than my Design Patterns book that came out last week – it’s more of an in-depth look at the internals of SSIS in SQL Server 2012, rather a problem/solution type of guide. My co-authors (Wee Hyong Tok, Rakesh Parida, Xiaoning Ding, and Kaarthik Sivashanmugam) are all members of the SSIS product team (or at least were when we started writing the book… Rakesh and Kaarthik have recently moved over to the Data Quality Services team), which allowed us to take a deep look into how the product was designed.

Here a full list of chapters – a sample chapter is available from the O’Reilly website.

  • Chapter 1 : SSIS Overview
  • Chapter 2 : Understanding SSIS Concepts
  • Chapter 3 : Upgrading to SSIS 2012
  • Chapter 4 : New SSIS Designer Features
  • Chapter 5 : Team Development
  • Chapter 6 : Developing an SSIS Solution
  • Chapter 7 : Understanding SSIS Connectivity
  • Chapter 8 : Working with Change Data Capture in SSIS 2012
  • Chapter 9 : Data Cleansing Using SSIS
  • Chapter 10 : Configuration in SSIS
  • Chapter 11 : Running SSIS Packages
  • Chapter 12 : SSIS T-SQL Magic
  • Chapter 13 : SSIS PowerShell Magic
  • Chapter 14 : SSIS Reports
  • Chapter 15 : SSIS Engine Deep Dive
  • Chapter 16 : SSIS Catalog Deep Dive
  • Chapter 17 : SSIS Security
  • Chapter 18 : Understanding SSIS Logging
  • Chapter 19 : Automating SSIS
  • Chapter 20 : Troubleshooting SSIS Package Failures
  • Chapter 21 : SSIS Performance Best Practices
  • Chapter 22 : Troubleshooting SSIS Performance Issues
  • Chapter 23 : Troubleshooting Data Issues

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services

I’m happy to see that my second SSIS book for the SQL Server 2012 release has been announced! SQL Server 2012 Integration Services  is published by Microsoft Press (and O’Reilly), and gives you a real insiders view of the product. My co-authors are all members of the SSIS product team, and we’ve really dug deep into the product for some of the chapters you’ll see in this book. It is scheduled to come out this summer (July 2012). I think this book is a good compliment to my other book – SSIS Design Patterns – which takes a more hands-on, solution based approach.

From the O’Reilly site:

Conquer Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Integration Services—from the inside out!

You’re beyond the basics, so dive right in and really put SQL Server Integration Services to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It’s all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts perform data integration tasks—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery.

  • Gain in-depth understanding of Integration Service capabilities introduced in SQL Server 2012
  • Implement Integration Services best practices and design patterns
  • Master the ETL tool for data extraction, transformation, and loading
  • Manage performance issues using tuning principles and techniques
  • Diagnose problems and apply advanced troubleshooting features

Upcoming Book – SSIS Design Patterns

Over the past few months I’ve been working on a book for SQL Server 2012 entitled – SSIS Design Patterns. I’m co-authoring the book with a fantastic bunch of SQL Server MVPs – Tim Mitchell, Jessica Moss, Michelle Ufford, and Andy Leonard. Details are now available on the Apress website and Amazon.

SSIS Design Patterns

SSIS Design Patterns is a book of recipes for SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). Design patterns in the book show how to solve common problems encountered when developing data integration solutions. Because you do not have to build the code from scratch each time, using design patterns improves your efficiency as an SSIS developer. In SSIS Design Patterns, we take you through several of these snippets in detail, providing the technical details of the resolution.
SSIS Design Patterns does not focus on the problems to be solved; instead, the book delves into why particular problems should be solved in certain ways. You’ll learn more about SSIS as a result, and you’ll learn by practical example. Where appropriate, SSIS Design Patterns provides examples of alternative patterns and discusses when and where they should be used. Highlights of the book include sections on ETL Instrumentation, SSIS Frameworks, and Dependency Services.

  • Takes you through solutions to several common data integration challenges
  • Demonstrates new features in SQL Server 2012 Integration Services
  • Teaches SSIS using practical examples
What you’ll learn
  • Load data from flat file formats
  • Explore patterns for executing SSIS packages
  • Discover a pattern for loading XML data
  • Migrate SSIS packages through your application lifecycle without editing connections
  • Take advantage of SSIS 2012 Dependency Services
  • Build an SSIS Framework to support your application needs
Who this book is for

SSIS Design Patterns is for the data integration developer who is ready to take their SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) skills to a more efficient level. It’s for the developer interested in locating a previously-tested solution quickly. SSIS Design Patterns is a great book for ETL (extract, transform, and load) specialists and those seeking practical uses for new features in SQL Server 2012 Integration Services. It’s an excellent choice for business intelligence and data warehouse developers.