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Jamie Thomson

This is the blog of Jamie Thomson, a data mangler in London working for Dunnhumby

SSIS Reporting Pack – a performance tip

SSIS Reporting Pack is a suite of open source SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports that provide additional insight into the SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) 2012 Catalog. You can read more about SSIS Reporting Pack here on my blog or had over to the home page for the project at

After having used SSRS Reporting Pack on a real project for a few months now I have come to realise that if you have any sizeable data volumes in [SSISDB] then the reports in SSIS Reporting Pack will suffer from chronic performance problems – I have seen the “execution” report take upwards of 30minutes to return data. To combat this I highly recommend that you create an index on the [SSISDB].[internal].[event_messages].[operation_id] & [SSISDB].[internal].[operation_messages].[operation_id] fields. Phil Brammer has experienced similar problems himself and has since made it easy for the rest of us by preparing some scripts to create the indexes that he recommends and he has shared those scripts via his blog at If you are using SSIS Reporting Pack, or even if you are simply querying [SSISDB], I highly recommend that you download Phil’s scripts and test them out on your own SSIS Catalog(s).

Those indexes will not solve all problems but they will make some of your reports run quicker. I am working on some further enhancements that should further improve the performance of the reports. Watch this space.


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Vishal said:

Thx for info

November 6, 2012 3:31 AM

Henrov said:

You are doing good work Jamie! Would you mind if I would try and have a go at changing the reports? Or do you want them to stay as they are?

I think that the reports are wonderful but for the team I work in some changes would be beneficial. If you do not mind, would you like to know what I have changed?

Again, thanx for these wonderful reports!

September 29, 2013 5:29 PM

jamiet said:

Hi Henrov,

They're open source and the license ( states that you can basically do whatever you want with them.



September 29, 2013 5:42 PM

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