SQL Server Integration Services is a tool that facilitates data extraction, consolidation, and loading options (ETL), SQL Server coding enhancements, data warehousing, and customizations. With the help of the recipes in this book, you'll gain hands-on experience of SSIS 2017 as well as the new 2016 features, design and development improvements including SCD, tuning, and customizations. At the start, you'll learn to install and set up SSIS as well other SQL Server resources to make optimal use of this business intelligence tool. We’ll begin by taking you through the new features in SSIS 2016/2017 and implementing the necessary features to get a modern scalable ETL solution that fits the modern data warehouse. Through the course of the book, you will learn how to design and build SSIS data warehouses packages using SQL Server Data Tools. Additionally, you'll learn how to develop SSIS packages designed to maintain a data warehouse using the data flow and other control flow tasks. You'll also go through many recipes on cleansing data and how to get the end result after applying different transformations. Some real-world scenarios that you might face are also covered and how to handle various issues that you might face when designing your packages. At the end of this book, you'll get to know all the key concepts to perform data integration and transformation. You'll have explored onpremises big data integration processes to create a classic data warehouse, and will know how to extend the toolbox with custom tasks and transforms.