Introduction to SSIS ETL

Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) has become a widely used ETL software tool for integrating and transforming data, but IT teams managing SSIS ETL processes face new challenges as data volumes and velocity continue to rise.

SSIS ETL tools can be valuable in building Business Intelligence (BI) systems that provide critical insight, improved decision-making and essential support for day-to-day operations. SSIS ETL processes support the data warehouse structures that enable business intelligence by helping IT teams to Extract, Transform and Load data from source databases to new targets like data warehouses and data marts.

But with the growth of data and real-time data streams, IT teams have difficulty using ETL solutions like SSIS to retrieve, prepare and ingest all the data that business analytics require. Traditional ETL data processes typically run on a weekly or daily basis, transferring data in bulk from source to target. Faced with demands for ingestion of real-time data and vast data sets, SSIS ETL tools are far too time-consuming and unwieldy, and require too much manual coding for IT teams to manage.

Change Data Capture technology provides an alternative to ETL technology – a new approach that enables streaming of data from operational systems, minimizing bulk transfer and working with SSIS ETL tools to increase efficiency, deliver data on demand and substantially reduce IT operational costs.

Qlik solutions complement SSIS ETL technology

Qlik is a leader in data integration software solutions that simplify access, sharing and distribution of data across heterogeneous enterprise platforms, organizations and the cloud.

Qlik Replicate® uses log-based CDC technology to streamline on-premise and cloud data synchronization, identifying, capturing and delivering only the changes that are made to operational/transactional data systems. By making the “Extract” part of the ETL process more efficient, Qlik Replicate minimizes latency and increases data availability to enable faster decisions, faster reaction times and faster business execution.

Benefits of Qlik Replicate for SSIS ETL processes

While Qlik Replicate provides tight integration with Microsoft SQL Server and SSIS ETL processes, this powerful platform also supports all major source and target systems for data replication, including relational databases, streaming systems, data warehouses, data lakes, cloud targets and mainframe systems. An intuitive, web-based console makes it easy to configure, control and monitor ingestion and replication tasks, eliminating the need for manual coding. And a zero-footprint architecture and agentless data replication dramatically reduces the burden on IT teams and source production performance.

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