We have already talked a lot about SQL server 2012 from last months , if you have missed any following are links :
- MSBI # 69 – BI #6 – SQL Server 2012 – Breakthrough Insight SQL Server 2012 , SQL Server Evolution 2000 – 2012
- MSBI # 68 – SSIS # 28 – SQL Server 2012 – New Features , SSDT Introduction and links
- MSBI # 67 – BI# 5 – SQL Server 2012 – Installation, Problem, Support and Help !
From today we are starting new series for SQL 2012 called – Developer Experience
Developer Experience is series in which are going to stay focus on overview of SQL server 2012
In upcoming post for new month (May 2012) we are going to cover following topics/post in series – Developer Experience
- Developer Experience #1 – What’s new in SSIS (Current Post)
- Developer Experience #2 – look & Feel and Visual Improvements
- Developer Experience #3 – Accessibility Changes Custom SSIS Toolbox
- Developer Experience #4 – Connection Manager , Variables and Parameter
- Developer Experience #5 – Scripting and Expression Improvements
- Developer Experience #6 – Data Flow Designer Improvements
- I know list is pretty big and will take at lest two week to cover above topics , also in parallel to this we are also covering many other series.
In this post we are going to cover following key points
- What are UI Improvement
- What are Productivity Enhancements
- What is SSIS Catalog
- What is Project Deployment Model for SQL Server 2012
Now lets go into roots of various topics one by one !!
What are UI Improvement / What are Productivity Enhancements
- Helping new users ramp up
- We have Zoom In option in SSDT which is rally nice to have feature
- Updated look and feel
- Undo / Redo
- Improved data flow mapping
- Flexible order of authoring
Also we have connection mangers defined in solution windows itself
Updated look and feel
Now includes Favourites and Common
- Each Category can be organized
- Effective Task descriptions at bottom
- Clicking Help brings up relevant info
- Sample content is also a single click away
Undo / Redo
Advanced troubleshooting features :
What is SSIS Catalog
- Catalog will deliver much needed “OOB” ETL Framework capabilities
- Will complement existing ETL Framework Execution Control solutions if you have one, not replace it
- You have the option to not use the SSIS Project Deployment Model by using SSIS legacy mode
- The SSIS catalog stores the SSIS projects, packages, parameters and environments.
- It can also be used for administration and troubleshooting within SQL Server Management Studio
- PowerShell support has been added for the SSIS Catalog
Project Deployment Model for SQL Server 2012
Project Deployment study Model in parts first !
In Project Deployment four most important component which are
- Groups of packages (anywhere)
- Parameters Lets study one by one and they see combine effect later
Groups of packages (anywhere)
In this we keep a group of package anywhere and also key points is we can access same from anywhere
In this we can see various SSIS project can be grouped under similar model which include project configuration
It is as shown in diagram just side by :-
An SSIS Project can have multiple Packages
– No longer need to pass values from package to package (i.e.. Parent Package Configs) –
– No longer need to manage logging at the individual package level
– No longer need to move each package as single files for deployment
– No longer have to worry about relative paths
Configuration is most important aspect while changing or deploying in any other environment than Dev.
Some of key XML file need to change while configuration file reused.
Now when combining all with parameter we get Project Deployment model as shown :
Hope you will like this post for New Features What’s new in SSIS on SQL server 2012.
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