4th - 7th May 2016



Tim Mitchell

Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, author, and trainer.  He has worked with SQL Server for over a decade, specializing in business intelligence, ETL/SSIS, data quality, and reporting.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M at Commerce, and is recognized as aMicrosoft Data Platform MVP.  Tim is an independent business intelligence consultant and a partner with Linchpin People, and is the principal at Tyleris Data Solutions.

As an active member of the community, Tim has spoken at international, regional, and local venues including the SQL PASS Summit, SQLBitsSQL ConnectionsSQL Saturday events, and various user groups and webcasts.  Tim is coauthor of the book SSIS Design Patterns, and is a contributing author on the charity book project MVP Deep Dives 2.  He is an active group member and speaker at the North Texas SQL Server User Group in the Dallas area.

You can visit his website and blog at TimMitchell.net or follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/Tim_Mitchell.

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In this session, we'll review methods for cleaning up dirty data using SQL Server Integration Services. We will review the various cleansing tools accessible from within SSIS including native components, T-SQL, SSIS scripting, and DQS.

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Using Custom File Delimiters in SSIS 05 Feb 2016
File-based ETL is usually dull. Most systems generate (or expect to consume) files that are delimited, with a common field separator such as comma, tab, or pipe. However, occasionally you’ll get an oddly formatted file with an unusual delimiter. Although it’s not obvious in the Visual Studio ...

Using Change Tracking in SSIS 22 Jan 2016
Recently, I wrote about how to get started with SQL Server change tracking, and I demonstrated a design pattern I use with change tracking in incremental load scenarios. In this post, I’ll round out the topic by showing how using change tracking in SSIS packages can add more flexibility to ETL ...

Using SQL Server Change Tracking for Incremental Loads 20 Jan 2016
Earlier this week I wrote about the basics of change tracking in SQL Server, and showed how to get started using this technology for change detection. In this post, I’ll continue what I started by demonstrating how change tracking fits into a larger design pattern for end-to-end incremental load ...

Getting Started with Change Tracking in SQL Server 18 Jan 2016
Change tracking for SQL Server is a flexible and easy-to-use technology for monitoring tables for inserts, updates, and deletes. In this post, I’ll discuss getting started with change tracking in SQL Server, and will show an example of how to get started with it. Change Tracking Overview Change ...

New Gear: Lenovo Yoga 900 06 Jan 2016
For several months I’ve been eyeing a replacement for my aging Surface Pro 2. Although I’ve been pretty happy with this tablet PC, it’s got a few limitations – most notably, it doesn’t have enough horsepower to run most of my demos. Because I do a lot of travel and presenting on the road, I really ...