SSIS v BCP
Posted on 2013-12-03
Just wondering if you had any preference on how to transfer data between data centers.
We are using SQL Server 2005 in the US and want to transfer data to a different data center in Europe, the database in Europe will be an oracle database.
two options we are working with are Batch copy process.
Transferring txt files from our sql server to a location where our counterparts can pick up and ingest into their own systems.
Or using SSIS ETL solution- linking our source data sql server tables to the destination tables in Europe (oracle db destination)
Using BCP before, I have pulled data from the same data center from one database and inserted to a different database, this process was taking possibly 3 hours to run.
When I started using SSIS to preform this process, it shortened the processing time to aprox 15 mins. So I know using SSIS when transferring data between two different SQL server databases is the way to go. But i'm wondering, if i'm transferring from SQL server database on one data center on one continent to another data center to an oracle db on a different continent would this be quicker than bcp?