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SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a Business Intelligence tool which can be used by database developers or administrators to perform extract transform & load (ETL) operations. SQL Server Integration Services has come long way since the early days of Data Transformation Services (DTS) which was initially introduced by Microsoft in SQL Server 7.0. Most database developers and administrators had their first interaction with Data Transformation Services (DTS) when they used the Import and Export Wizard. The primary objective of DTS was to transform data from an OLEDB data sources to another destination. In SQL Server 2008 Integration Services, there are about 28 different control flow tasks and 11 Maintenance Plan Tasks. This article is the first in a series of articles that will be covering all the Control Flow Tasks and Maintenance Plan Tasks in SQL Server 2008 Integration Services. This first article begins with an overview of the Control Flow Tasks and Maintenance Plans in SSIS 2008.
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