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SSIS Software Trivia Quiz - Quiz

SSIS is a component of SQL, a data to import/export wizard, an ETL tool, and lots more. How much do you know about SSIS, its history, and the tool it contains? What developer created SSIS and in what year was it developed? Take this quiz to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    SSIS is a platform for _____

    • A.

      Data integration

    • B.

      Workflow integration

    • C.

      Media integration

    • D.

      Visual integration

    Correct Answer
    A. Data integration
    Explanation
    SSIS, which stands for SQL Server Integration Services, is a platform specifically designed for data integration. It allows users to extract, transform, and load data from various sources into a centralized database or data warehouse. With SSIS, users can easily design and execute workflows to automate the process of integrating data from different systems and formats. It provides a visual interface that allows users to visually create and manage data integration tasks, making it a powerful tool for handling complex data integration scenarios.

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  • 2. 

    In what year was SSIS first released? 

    • A.

      2010

    • B.

      2002

    • C.

      2005

    • D.

      2003

    Correct Answer
    C. 2005
    Explanation
    SSIS, which stands for SQL Server Integration Services, was first released in the year 2005. This is the correct answer as it aligns with the question asking for the year of the initial release of SSIS.

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  • 3. 

    SSIS was introduced to replace _____

    • A.

      Visual Studio Essentials

    • B.

      Warehouse transformation services

    • C.

      Data transformation services

    • D.

      Extraction studio services

    Correct Answer
    C. Data transformation services
    Explanation
    SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services) was introduced to replace Data Transformation Services (DTS). DTS was a component of earlier versions of SQL Server used for data transformation, extraction, and loading. However, with the release of SQL Server 2005, DTS was replaced by SSIS, which provided a more powerful and flexible platform for data integration and transformation tasks. SSIS offers enhanced features, improved performance, and better scalability compared to its predecessor, making it the preferred choice for data transformation services in SQL Server.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these is a visual development tool used to create or maintain SSIS packages?

    • A.

      SIDS

    • B.

      BIDS

    • C.

      LIDS

    • D.

      MIDS

    Correct Answer
    B. BIDS
    Explanation
    BIDS stands for Business Intelligence Development Studio, which is a visual development tool used to create and maintain SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services) packages. It provides a user-friendly interface for designing, debugging, and deploying SSIS packages, making it easier for developers to build data integration solutions.

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  • 5. 

    SSIS can be used on all SQL server editions except _____

    • A.

      Express

    • B.

      2014

    • C.

      2008R2

    • D.

      2016

    Correct Answer
    C. 2008R2
    Explanation
    SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services) is a component of Microsoft SQL Server that can be used for data integration and transformation tasks. It allows users to create workflows and packages to extract, transform, and load data from various sources. The given correct answer states that SSIS can be used on all SQL server editions except 2008R2. This means that SSIS is compatible with SQL Server Express, 2014, and 2016 editions, but not with the 2008R2 edition.

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  • 6. 

    Who is the main developer of SSIS?

    • A.

      Linux

    • B.

      Apple

    • C.

      Google

    • D.

      Microsoft

    Correct Answer
    D. Microsoft
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Microsoft because SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services) is a component of Microsoft's SQL Server database software. It is a platform for building enterprise-level data integration and data transformation solutions. Microsoft has developed and continues to maintain and update SSIS to provide users with a powerful tool for managing and manipulating data.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is not a tool in SSIS?

    • A.

      DTEXEC

    • B.

      DTUTIL

    • C.

      DLE DB Command

    • D.

      SETDU

    Correct Answer
    D. SETDU
    Explanation
    SETDU is not a tool in SSIS. DTEXEC and DTUTIL are command-line tools used for executing and managing SSIS packages. DLE DB Command is a tool used for executing SQL commands against a database. However, SETDU is not a recognized tool in SSIS.

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  • 8. 

    What does the ETL in ETL tool stand for?

    • A.

      Extract, Task and Location

    • B.

      Extract Transfer and Lode

    • C.

      Extract, Transform and Load

    • D.

      Export, Transform and Load

    Correct Answer
    C. Extract, Transform and Load
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Extract, Transform and Load". ETL refers to the process of extracting data from various sources, transforming it into a consistent format, and loading it into a target database or data warehouse. This process is commonly used in data integration and business intelligence projects to ensure that data is properly organized and ready for analysis.

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  • 9. 

    The upgrade wizard for SSIS is called _____

    • A.

      SSISUW

    • B.

      SSISDD

    • C.

      SSISDB

    • D.

      SSISWD

    Correct Answer
    C. SSISDB
    Explanation
    The correct answer is SSISDB. SSISDB stands for SQL Server Integration Services Database, which is a system database used by SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) to store metadata and execution information for packages. The SSISDB is also used by the SSIS Upgrade Wizard, which is a tool that helps in upgrading SSIS packages from previous versions to the latest version.

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  • 10. 

    The package content on the SQL server is persisted in _____

    • A.

      XML

    • B.

      XNL

    • C.

      XOL

    • D.

      XPL

    Correct Answer
    A. XML
    Explanation
    The package content on the SQL server is persisted in XML. XML (Extensible Markup Language) is a popular file format used for storing and transporting data. It is a structured and hierarchical format that allows for easy organization and retrieval of information. In the context of a SQL server, XML is commonly used to store and manage data in a structured manner, making it a suitable choice for persisting package content.

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