Darren is an independent consultant specialising in data solutions with SQL Server. Having been working with SQL Server from 6.5 onwards he has extensive experience in many aspects of SQL Server, but now focuses on solving problems with SQL Server and SSIS.


Extending SSIS with Custom Tasks
Extending SSIS with custom Data Flow components
Do you wonder about SSIS performance? Well I do, and I've compiled my research into this session. We'll cover various design patterns for solving common problems like inserts vs. updates, is it faster to use a lookup, or can you just catch the errors and process them afterwards? As well as the richer patterns we'll look at some straight comparisons between two components that can be used to do perform the same task and ask which one is quicker?
After years of careful observation and recording of the Species SSIS, Genus ETL, in both natural and artificial environments, I’ve gathered a large collection of fieldnotes. Find out the little decisions that get made that can have big impacts on you project later on. What option to choose for better performance, or better management, and what are the trade-offs? This session won’t just focus on holy grail of performance, it will review the way you build and use SSIS taking into account the on going maintenance and management aspects as well.