SSIS Design Patterns Book

SQL Server 2012 Integration Services Design Patterns

By Andy LeonardMatt MassonTim MitchellJessica MossMichelle Ufford

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SQL Server 2012 Integration Services 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.

SQL Server 2012 Integration Services 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, SQL Server 2012 Integration Services 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.

Source code and examples can be found on the Apress site.

Table of Contents

  1. Metadata Collection
  2. Execution Operations
  3. Scripting
  4. SQL Server Source Patterns
  5. Data Cleansing
  6. DB2 Source
  7. Flat File Source Patterns
  8. Parallel Data Warehouse
  9. XML
  10. Expression Language Patterns
  11. Data Warehouse
  12. Logging
  13. Slowly Changing Dimensions
  14. Loading the Cloud
  15. Reporting
  16. Parent-Child Patterns
  17. BIML
  18. Configuration
  19. Deployment
  20. Estimating ETL Projects


Andy Leonard (Blog | Twitter) is an SSIS trainer and consultant, SQL Server database and Integration Services developer, SQL Server data warehouse developer, community mentor, SQL Server “Most Valuable Professional”, blogger, and engineer. He is co-author of Professional SQL Server 2005 Integration Services and SQL Server MVP Deep Dives. His background includes web application architecture and development, Visual Basic, ASP, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), and data warehouse development using SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008.

Matt Masson (Blog | Twitter) is a software development engineer working with the SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) team. Matt has worked on many aspects of the SSIS product including upgrade, performance, and overall user experience. He is a frequent presenter at Microsoft conferences, and maintains the SSIS Team blog
( Prior to joining Microsoft in 2006, Matt was a developer on a number of business intelligence reporting and analytical products. He lives in Montreal, Quebec, and works remotely with his Redmond-based team.

Tim Mitchell (Blog | Twitter) is a business intelligence consultant, database developer, speaker, and trainer. He has been working with SQL Server for more than eight years, working primarily in business intelligence, ETL/SSIS, database development, and reporting. He has earned a number of industry certifications, holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Texas A&M University at Commerce, and is a Microsoft SQL Server “Most Valuable Professional”. Tim is a business intelligence consultant for Artis Consulting in the Dallas, Texas area. As an active member of the community, Tim has spoken at venues including numerous SQL Saturday events, Houston Tech Fest, and various user groups and PASS virtual chapters. He is a board member and speaker at the North Texas SQL Server User Group in Dallas, serves as the co-chair of the PASS BI Virtual Chapter, and is an active volunteer for PASS. Tim is an author and forum contributor on and has published dozens of SQL Server training videos on You can visit his website and blog at or follow him on Twitter @Tim_Mitchell.

Jessica M. Moss (Blog | Twitter) is a well-known architect, speaker, author, and Microsoft “Most Valuable Professional” of SQL Server business intelligence. Jessica has created numerous data warehousing solutions for companies in the retail, Internet, health services, finance, and energy industries, and has authored technical content for multiple magazines, websites, and the book Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services: Problem-Design-Solution. Jessica enjoys working with the central Virginia community and speaks regularly at user groups, code camps, and conferences. You can read more on her website,

Michelle Ufford (Blog | Twitter) is a SQL Server database developer, Integration Services developer, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, and self-proclaimed scripting junkie. She specializes in performance tuning and high-volume VLDB (very large database) development, although her experience also includes database automation, operational predictive analytics, and all stages of the data lifecycle—from OLTP to data warehousing. Michelle is an active member of the SQL Server community and a frequent presenter, most notably at PASS Summit. Michelle has a very popular blog at and can be found on Twitter @sqlfool.