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Parallel SQL Agent Jobs: The Next Step

Aaron Bertrand wraps up a series on parallel SQL Agent jobs:

Imagine you’ve split up this chunk of work so that, collectively, it finishes much faster. When all of the threads are done, you want to kick off the next round of work. For example, if the threads are writing data to flat files, when they’re all done, you might want to then kick off a process that zips them, or moves them, or bulk loads them into a different system, or all of the above.

Read on for some of the challenges around this, as well as what you can do about them. Also, Aaron mentions SQL Agent tokens en passant, and that’s something that will probably be new to most people.