Optimizing SSIS Package Performance

Duane Douglas (also of the great twitter aggregator http://twitter.com/SSISBI) had made two greatblog posts about “Optimizing SSIS Package Performance”:

Needless to say, SSIS packages should run as fast as possible.  However, accomplishing this is easier said than done.  Performance tuning SSIS packages isn’t for the faint of heart — it involves a lot of work and and a low-level understanding of what happens under-the-hood when a package is executing.

Very much worth the read:

Optimizing SSIS Package Performance – Part 1
Optimizing SSIS Package Performance – Part 2: The Data Flow Components

And while you’re at it the Top 10 SQL Server Integration Services Best Practices could gain you another great insight under the hood of SSIS.