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SSIS Balanced Data Distributor

While surfing the web I’ve stumbled upon an new SSIS Transformation Component just released from Microsoft. The new component is called “Balanced Data Distributor” and it’s available here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ea0a1544-5ee4-4ad4-9d76-296d0632f162

As the page says: “this transform takes a single input and distributes the incoming rows to one or more outputs uniformly via multithreading”.

This could be interesting to apply subsequent transformation in parallel, so that performance can be increased.

Again, from the mentioned link, the documentation says that “The intention of BDD is to improve performance via multi-threading. Several characteristics of the scenarios BDD applies to: 1) the destinations would be uniform, or at least be of the same type. 2) the input is faster than the output, for example, reading from flat file to OleDB.”

Surely Interesting. I just wonder why MS doesn’t announce these kind of releases more loudly. I think I got the news from a tweet (unfortunately I don’t remember the source right now, I saw it some days ago and I just pinned it to my mind), but it would be nice if there would be an official channel where to subscribe to in order not to miss anything. If such channel already exists, please pardon me and point me to the correct direction, thanks Smile.

Btw, before posting this post, I’ve just checked Feedly and found that Boyan Penev wrote an intersting post on this new transformation:

http://www.bp-msbi.com/2011/05/ssis-balanced-data-distributor-%E2%80%93-comparison/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bp-msbi+%28Boyan+Penev+on+Microsoft+BI%29

Published Sunday, May 22, 2011 11:45 AM by Davide Mauri
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Len Wyatt said:

For more information on the Balanced Data Distributor, look here:  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlperf/archive/2011/05/25/the-balanced-data-distributor-for-ssis.aspx

May 31, 2011 12:50 PM
 

Carla Sabotta said:

For a demo of the Balanced Data Distributor, go to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/hh369962 .

August 2, 2011 4:47 PM
 

Sean hawkes said:

Any body Know if they are going to add this to 2012?  I don't see it as part of the RC0.  Just curious

December 18, 2011 4:31 PM

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About Davide Mauri

Director of Software Development & Cloud Infrastructure @ Sensoria, an innovative smart garments and wearable company. After more than 15 year playing with the Microsoft Data Platform, with a specific focus on High Performance databases, Business Intelligence, Data Science and Data Architectures, he's now applying all his skills to IoT, defining architectures to crunch numbers, create nice user experiences and provide meaningful insights, all leveraging Microsoft Azure cloud. MVP on Data Platform since 2006 he has a very strong background development and love both the ER model and OO principles. He is also a fan of Agile Methodology and Automation, which he tries to apply everywhere he can, to make sure that "people think, machines do".

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