Alberto Ferrari's blog posts of 2009

7 blog posts
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Remote Execution of SSIS Packages

Having the need to execute a package on a remote server, I discovered  that DtExec has no option to launch the package remotely (something that everybody apart me already knew…). So… time to write some code. I wrote a WCF Service that executes a  Read more

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SqlBulkCopy Performance Analysis

In the endless search for optimal performance in Bulk loading data, I have written a paper which describes how to reach top performance using the SqlBulkCopy class in .NET, trying to find the best combination of its parameter settings to load heaps, clustered  Read more

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DrillThrough Actions and (semi) Security in SSAS OLAP cubes

Using SSAS 2005/2008, there is no way to apply security to DRILLTHROUGH actions, so we cannot decide whether a specific user is authorized or not to perform a specific action. This is a “by design” behavior, since DRILLTHROUGH actions are initiated at  Read more

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Does SSIS knows how to sort a flow of data? Well… no

Today I ran into a nice misfeature of SSIS that worths sharing. If I want to use SSIS to sort a flow of data, containing both lowecase and uppercase strings, I would expect a standard behaviour or, at least, something with some “common sense”. As I am  Read more

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European PASS 2009

Guys, I’m excited of being a speaker at the European PASS Conference 2009 (April 22-24, 2009 – Neuss, Germany). I will present three sessions, on Slowly Changing Dimension Handling, OLAP partitioning with SSIS and scripts and, most interesting (at least  Read more