Import Native SSIS Performance Data With BI xPress

imageOne of the most powerful features of BI xPress is the Auditing Framework, which allows you to apply a standardized and robust auditing framework to multiple packages in just a few clicks. I’ve blogged about the BI xPress Auditing Framework before because its an extremely impressive tool that has saved me and the teams I’ve worked with countless hours. But now that SQL Server 2012 has been released, we have a whole slew of execution and performance data available to us natively within the 2012 SSIS Catalog. Wouldn’t it be great if we could view the native execution and performance data within the BI xPress Monitoring Console even if the BI xPress Auditing Framework has not been applied?

Your prayers have been answered. If you’re running SSIS 2012, you can now easily import the native execution and performance data into the BI xPress database for even more in depth reporting on the execution of your SSIS packages. Of course, this feature only works if you’re running 2012 :).

To import the SSIS Catalog data into the BI xPress database, click the SSIS Catalog Import button located on the Pragmatic Workbench home screen.

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Next specify the location of the BI xPress database that is your target for the import. Then add the SSIS Catalog as the source for the import.

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imageAnd the really nice part is that you can turn on Auto Importing so that the native performance and execution data will be automatically imported into the BI xPress database!

Now that the data has been imported into the BI xPress database, any native SSIS 2012 package stored in the SSIS Catalog can now monitored and measured in the BI xPress Monitoring Console. Head over to PragmaticWorks.com for more information and a trial download.

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