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Posted Jul 1, 2005

Microsoft's Integration Technologies

By DatabaseJournal.com Staff

[From Windows IT Pro]

Abraham H. Maslow said, "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." Maslow might well have been talking about database professionals (myself included) who look at every problem from a data architect's perspective. I can admit that I've done some goofy things with T-SQL to avoid leaving the safe, cozy confines of the database world I know and love. But in the world of Microsoft-based data-integration technologies, it's becoming increasingly hard to know which type of hammer to use. (Go to http://lists.sqlmag.com/t?ctl=D968:7B3DB for a list of more than a dozen different types of hammers.) In the good old days, data integration was simple. We had flat files, bulk copy program (bcp), and the relational engine. You could liven things up and throw in some ASCII, EBCDIC, or binary file representations, maybe even mix in some fixed-length vs. variable-length file data. Then Microsoft introduced DTS and many other cool data-integration tools.

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