New SSIS book for BI-developers
Posted by thomasivarssonmalmo on June 13, 2007
I received a paid copy of Wrox: "Expert SQL Server 2005 Integration Services" by two SSIS MVP:s Knight and Veeman.
Since the coming days will be the end of a hot period here in southern Sweden I will have have some time to read this book and try the examples. No golf in the coming days only SSIS.
I have only done a brief survey of the book and it looks good from the chapters I have examined.
One thing I do not like, however, is many pages of code blocks in C# and VB.Net in the first chapters. Gives me the impression that SSIS is not good enough and sometimes it is not. Still it have been good enough in the projects I have worked with.
Still, this book is a promising contribution to knowledge about data warehouse and SSIS.
Two other books on the market have been a little disappointing from a data warehouse perspective:
- Kirk Haselden: "Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration Services" (SAMS)
- Wrox: "Professional SQL Server 2005 Integration Services"
Both these books concentrated a little bit to much on SSIS features and totally missed the context of data warehouse/BI.
I will return with a more deep review in the next weeks.
Katmai will have to wait until CT2.