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SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a platform for building data integration solutions. It is a component of the Microsoft integration services that can be used to perform a broad range of data migration tasks. It can also build ETL (extract, transform, and load) packages for data warehousing. SSIS is a part of the Microsoft SQL Server database suite, initially an on premise tool a cloud-based versions is now available.

SSIS can extract and transform data from a wide variety of sources such as XML data files, flat files, and relational data sources. It can then load the data into one or more destinations. It includes a rich set of built-in tasks and transformations as well as graphical tools for building packages. It also has an SSIS Catalog database to store, run, and manage packages.

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

On-Premises SSIS

On-premises SSIS is a powerful tool for data integration that allows you to create and manage ETL packages on your own servers. With on-premises SSIS, you can:

  • Create and manage ETL packages using SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) or SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

  • Deploy and run packages on your own servers.

  • Use a variety of data sources and destinations, including flat files, Excel spreadsheets, and SQL Server databases.

Integration with Azure Data Factory (ADF)

Integration with Azure Data Factory (ADF)

Azure Data Factory (ADF) is a cloud-based data integration service that allows you to create, schedule, and manage data pipelines. ADF provides benefits over on-premises SSIS, including:

  • Scalability: ADF can handle large-scale data integration tasks. These might be difficult or impossible to perform with on-premises SSIS.

  • Cost-effectiveness: ADF is a cost-effective solution for data integration, as you only pay for the resources you use.

  • Integration with other Azure services. ADF integrates with other Azure services, such as Blob Storage and SQL Database.


It is possible to migrate your on-premises SSIS workloads to ADF using the Azure-SSIS Integration Runtime (IR).

SSIS workflow

Our Expertise

At Select Distinct, we have the expertise and experience to help you leverage SSIS for your data integration needs. We can help you with:

  • Designing and developing data pipelines that can ingest data from disparate data sources. Including on-premises databases, cloud data stores, SaaS applications, and big data platforms.
  • Implementing ETL (extract, transform, and load) or ELT (extract, load, and transform) processes.
  • Migrating and modernizing your existing SSIS packages to Azure Data Factory. Allowing you to take advantage of the cost savings, scalability, and performance benefits of the cloud.
  • Optimizing and enhancing your data pipelines using best practices. This includes data quality, data lineage, data security, and data governance.

We deliver high-quality and cost-effective data integration solutions that meet your specific needs. We will work with you to understand your data challenges and opportunities. Allowing us to provide you with a tailored and pragmatic solutions.

If you are interested in our ADF services, please contact us today whether you’re a small business or enterprise company to discuss your requirements and get a free quote. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you.

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

SSIS Consultancy

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