Evolution of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

by Santhakumar Munuswamy

  Posted on  02 January 2015

  SQL Server



This article explaining about evolution of SSIS


The Microsoft was introduced SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) the first released with SQL Server 2005 and replacement of DTS (Data Transformation Service in the standard edition.

The Microsoft was released the second edition some couple of feature with SQL Server 2008. As you see the below list of features like improved scripting (VSA to VSTA 2.0) , Data Flow performance and scalability, upgraded ADO.NET support, import and export Wizard feature, lookup Transform Cache feature, Data Profiling Task and improved memory dumps.

The currently released the recent version more features with SQL Server 2012.

SSIS Evolution Table 





SQL Server 2012

Development features list

  • Undo and Redo
  • Autosave and Recovery
  • Easy to diff / merge package format
  • Expression adomers
  • Column mapping
  • Improved Scripting (VSTA 3.0)
  • Use of Parameters
  •  Shared connection managers
  • Use of project reference in Execute Package Task

Easy to Deployment, Management and Configuration

  • Centralized SSIS Catalog
  • Server variables and environments

Improved Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Logging feature
  • Added performance troubleshooting capabilities
  • Built-in SSIS Reports
  • Data tap 


SQL Server 2008

  • Improved scripting (VSA to VSTA 2.0)
  • Data Flow performance and scalability improved
  • Upgraded ADO.NET support
  •  Import and export Wizard feature
  • Lookup Transform Cache feature
  • Data Profiling Task
  • Improved memory dumps


SQL Server 2005

  • SQL Server Integration Services is introduced by Microsoft


This post will help to know new features and respective version in SQL Server.


About the Author
Santhakumar Munuswamy is a seasoned Solution Architect and Most Valuable Professional in Cloud /AI solutions. He has been experienced around 14 years in Solution designing, Software Product Development, Technical Documentation, Project Management for Web and Cloud Applications. He has experience in the IT industry across different domains (Automotive, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Logistics & Warehouse Automation, etc.) with roles in Technical Architect, Genesys Consultant, Technical Lead, Team Lead, and Developer. He has experienced in mentorship and coaching high potential developers.

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