Data warehouse systems are complex and can be difficult to understand. Data warehouses can be challenging because they are designed to handle large volumes of data and contain multiple types of data sources. The three most common components in a data warehouse system are the following:

What are SSIS SSRS and SSAS?

What is SSIS?

SSIS is a component of SQL Server that enables you to extract, transform, and load data. SSIS is a platform for building and executing data integration solutions.

It is an extensible platform that provides data integration functionality to any application through APIs, SDKs, and a task-based user interface.

SSIS provides a set of tools that you can use to design, build, and execute data integration solutions. The toolset consists of the following components:

– Data flow: A graphical tool for designing and configuring data flow in your ETL project. – Control flow: A task-based user interface that enables you to build an integrated data flow using a drag-and-drop approach. You can use control flow to automate business processes and create reusable components such as events, tasks, subroutines, and custom activities.

What is SSRS?

SSRS is a server-based reporting platform that allows you to create and deploy reports. The latest version of SSRS is integrated with SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, and Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

SSRS can be used to build both interactive reports (that can be viewed in a web browser) as well as operational reports (that are run from within an application).

What is SSAS?

SSAS (SQL Server Analysis Services) is a data warehouse and business intelligence platform you can use to analyze data. It’s also an in-memory database server, which means it uses RAM instead of disk storage for storing your data.

SSAS makes it easier for you to build reports, create dashboards and conduct online analytical processing (OLAP) queries on large volumes of structured or unstructured information stored in relational databases such as SQL Server or Teradata.

How do they relate to each other?

SSIS, SSRS, and SSAS are all parts of the SQL Server suite. They work together to help you efficiently perform your business intelligence tasks.

To understand how they relate to each other, we must first understand what each one does individually:

  • SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services) is an ETL tool that helps extract data from different sources and move it to a destination.
  • SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) makes it easy for people without technical knowledge or programming skills to create reports from their databases using pre-built templates and wizards; these reports can then be published online so they can be accessed by anyone who has access privileges within the organization’s network infrastructure.”


These three components are crucial to an enterprise data warehouse or EDW. This type of system is designed to store large amounts of data that users can access and analyze across an organization. The three components work together to allow you to create reports, analyze the data stored in your database and transform it into useful information for your business decisions.