Have you ever needed to generate dozens (or even hundreds) of similar SSIS packages? Do you ever find yourself needing to regenerate a lot of packages when some piece of the upstream data format changes? Using native SSIS, this can be a tedious and error prone exercise. However, using Biml (Business Intelligence Markup Language) can greatly increase your productivity as an ETL developer. In this session, we’ll cover the essentials of Biml. I’ll discuss what it is and what it can do for SSIS, demonstrating how it can easily generate dozens or even hundreds of packages in just a few minutes. I’ll also demonstrate some realistic examples and discuss how Biml fits into the enterprise ETL picture.
Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, author, and trainer. He has been working with SQL Server for over a decade, working primarily 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 has been a Microsoft SQL Server MVP since 2010. Tim is an independent business intelligence consultant and a partner with Linchpin People, and is the principal of Tyleris Data Solutions.