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Getting Started with Talend Open Studio for Data Integration

By : Jonathan Bowen
Book Image

Getting Started with Talend Open Studio for Data Integration

By: Jonathan Bowen

Overview of this book

Talend Open Studio for Data Integration (TOS) is an open source graphical development environment for creating custom integrations between systems. It comes with over 600 pre-built connectors that make it quick and easy to connect databases, transform files, load data, move, copy and rename files and connect individual components in order to define complex integration processes. "Getting Started with Talend Open Studio for Data Integration" illustrates common uses and scenarios in a simple, practical manner and, building on knowledge as the book progresses, works towards more complex integration solutions. TOS is a code generator and so does a lot of the "heavy lifting"ù for you. As such, it is a suitable tool for experienced developers and non-developers alike. You'll start by learning how to construct some common integrations tasks ñ transforming files and extracting data from a database, for example. These building blocks form a "toolkit"ù of techniques that you will learn how to apply in many different situations. By the end of the book, once complex integrations will appear easy and you will be your organization's integration expert! Best of all, TOS makes integrating systems fun!
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Getting Started with Talend Open Studio for Data Integration
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Installing Talend Open Studio

Before we can begin, we need to install the Studio. Talend provides installation guides and other material on its wiki at the following URL:

We will also cover the basic installation instructions here.


The Studio is a cross-platform application, running on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. A list of hardware and software prerequisites can be found at .

As a minimum, you will need a supported operating system, Java, and of course, the Studio itself.

Installation guide

The installation process for the Studio is essentially the same across all supported operating systems. We will show how to complete the installation on Windows, but you can follow the same steps on other platforms.

Follow the instructions given to install the Studio on Windows:

  1. Check to see if Java is installed on your computer by opening a command window and running the following command:

    java -version
  2. If Java is present, you will see a message showing which version is installed, as shown in the following screenshot:

    In the preceding screenshot, you can see that Version 1.7.0_05 of Java is installed. If Java is not present, you will get an error message, as shown in the following screenshot:

  3. If you need to install Java, visit the following URL to download a Java installer:

    There are various versions of the Java Standard Edition JDK for different operating systems. Choose the appropriate version for your computer and download the installer to your computer.

  4. Once the installer is downloaded, click on the executable file to run it. Follow the instructions on the installer as it progresses.

  5. Now that Java is installed, we can download and install the Studio. Start by going to the Talend download page at the following URL:

  6. Choose the Data Integration tab and click on the Download button for Talend Open Studio for Data Integration, as shown in the following screenshot:

  7. Once it has downloaded, double-click on the executable to extract the Studio files as shown in the following screenshot:

  8. Follow the installation instructions on-screen. You will be prompted to choose an installation directory. Enter an appropriate location such as C:\Talend, as shown in the following screenshot:

    Once the installation is complete, you can start the Studio and start to develop jobs. See Chapter 2, Working with Talend Open Studio, for details on how to start the Studio.