Planning for ETL

This article discusses about how to prepare data transfer and staging solutions. I also talked about how to determine the sources and destinations of data and how to identify extract and load the windows that are available to the sources and destinations. At last l discussed about how to evaluate the source data and identify inconsistencies and anomalies in the data.

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Basit Aalishan Masood-Al-Farooq

Basit Farooq is an internationally known Lead SQL DBA, trainer, and freelance technology writer with nearly two decades of experience of working with the Microsoft technology stack. He has designed, developed and implemented many successful infrastructure database, data warehouse and business intelligence projects on time and within budget.

Basit has authored SQL Server 2014 Development Essentials book, published by Packt Publishing. He was also a technical reviewer for SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Blueprints, authored by Marlon Ribunal and Mickey Stuewe, and Reporting with Microsoft SQL Server 2012, authored by James Serra and Bill Anton, both books were published by Packt Publishing. He has also written numerous articles and training materials related to databases, business intelligence and other areas of technology.

Basit holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from London Metropolitan University and industry-standard certifications from Microsoft, Sun, Cisco, Brainbench, ProSoft, and APM.

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