Just One More Reason to Love SSIS

Alternate title for this post: "Is Sarah Palin BI?" But I didn’t want to go there, and I’m sure you appreciate that.

But here in the US, the presidential election season is nearly over (just a few more days to go) and many people are getting sick and tired of listening to the candidates talk. But for the last few months (or years) they have been talking a lot, and people have been transcribing what they say for the press and for prosperity.

And someone (sadly I do not know who[1]) has taken those words, particularly the words of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and run them through the text mining features of SQL Server Integration Services. And the UK IT news web site The Register has the scoop.

What’s not to love? Politics, plus killer BI tools, plus dry British humor[2] is a surefire recipe for holiday laughs.

Happy Halloween!

[1] Although if the author of the SSIS package reads this and wants to share the DTSX with me, I would love to have it 😉

[2] Or does that need to be "humour?"


About ssimagine

My name is Matthew Roche, and I am a Senior Program Manager with the SQL Server product group at Microsoft. I work on Master Data Services and Data Quality Services, and have previously worked on SQL Server Integration Services. Although I work for Microsoft and will be posting on technical topics, I want to stress that this is a personal blog, and any opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. I built my career around SQL Server and Microsoft technologies for well over a decade before I joined Microsoft as an employee, and I plan on using this blog to share my personal experience and opinions. They may well be shaped by my experience on the SQL Server team, but they’re still mine, and not that of Microsoft, disclaimer, disclaimer, etc., etc..
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2 Responses to Just One More Reason to Love SSIS

  1. Vidas M. says:

    I saw a demo during Microsoft BI Conference 2008 BI Power Hour by Donald Farmer with very similar SSIS package. I believe he wrote this package.

  2. Thanks – I’ll have to ping him then. This does sound like something that would match Donald’s sense of humo(u)r. 😉

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