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SQL Saturday Dublin – this weekend!

SQL Saturday Dublin – this weekend!

Less than a week to go before the next SQL Saturday Dublin event! I’ll be presenting a fun session at the main event (Cats, Facebook, and Online Dating with Microsoft BI), and doing a full day training session this Friday (6/21). If you are interested in learning more about SSIS, DQS, and MDS, please see … Continued

Bulk Loading into MDS using SSIS

Bulk Loading into MDS using SSIS

Each entity in SQL Server 2012 Master Data Services (MDS) will have it’s own staging table (stg.<name>_Leaf). Using this staging table, you can create, update, deactivate and delete left members in bulk. This post describes how to bulk load into an entity staging table and trigger the stored procedure to start the batch import process. … Continued

SSIS, DQS and MDS Training at SQL Saturday #229 | Dublin, Ireland

SSIS, DQS and MDS Training at SQL Saturday #229 | Dublin, Ireland

I’m honored to be invited back to this year’s SQL Saturday Dublin event. I must have done a decent job last year on my SSIS Design Patterns pre-conference session, because I’ve been asked to do another one this time around as part of their Training Day (June 21st). This year I’ll be doing a full … Continued

Slides from Bringing Together SSIS, DQS and MDS | TechDays Hong Kong 2013

Slides from Bringing Together SSIS, DQS and MDS | TechDays Hong Kong 2013

A big thank you to everyone who attended my 2nd session at the TechDays Hong Kong event, Enterprise Information Management (EIM): Bringing Together SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Data Quality Services (DQS) and Master Data Services (MDS) (wow that’s a long title). The slides are available below. The files for my integrated demo are available … Continued

EIM presentation material from DevTeach Montreal

EIM presentation material from DevTeach Montreal

I presented an Enterprise Information Manager talk earlier this week at the DevTeach Montreal conference. Unlike my previous talk from TechEd North America, which tackled the problem from the Data Curation (DQS/MDS) side, this talk has a focus on using SSIS to integrate and automate your solution. The demo files are now available from my … Continued

Speaking at the DevTeach Montreal Conference

Speaking at the DevTeach Montreal Conference

I’ve been invited to speak at the DevTeach conference in Montreal this December (10th and 11th). I’ll be showing how to put together Enterprise Information Management (EIM) solutions using SSIS, DQS, and MDS. I’ve done EIM talks before (my favorite being the presentation I did with Matthew Roche at TechEd earlier this year), and will … Continued

SSIS & EIM Talks From TechEd North America 2012 Now Available

The recordings of my the SSIS sessions I presented at TechEd North America 2012 are now available online. Incremental ETL Using CDC for SQL and Oracle with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) 2012 Enterprise Information Management (EIM): Bringing Together SSIS, DQS, and MDS

Presenting at TechEd North America 2012

Presenting at TechEd North America 2012

TechEd is my favorite Microsoft event – the size of the conference, and the number of sessions you can choose from always amazes me. I’m honored to have been selected to present once again. This year I’ll be doing three sessions:   Enterprise Information Management (EIM): Bringing Together SSIS, DQS, and MDS DBI310 | Advanced … Continued

SQL Server 2012 Case Studies for DQS

I’ve had a lot of people ask me recently for real-life examples of how customers are using Data Quality Services (DQS). Even though SQL Server 2012 has been out less than a month, we already have a number of case studies published which describe how DQS plays a key role within a customer’s infrastructure. Most … Continued

Getting Started with DQS and MDS

If you’re looking to get started with Data Quality Services (DQS) and Master Data Services (MDS), there are some fantastic resources available on Technet. The site includes videos and slides for full day training sessions on both products. Data Quality Services for SQL Server 2012 Data Quality Basics and Introducing DQS: Video | Slides Knowledge … Continued