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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

Sample jobs and data

Each chapter of the book contains a number of example jobs that we will construct in a systematic manner. Readers are encouraged to follow the steps in order to get the most out of the book and consolidate their learning as they go. However, you can download and import the full set of example jobs if you wish.

Additionally, some jobs rely on database data and file-based data sources to work correctly. Again, these data sources can be downloaded and installed prior to working through the examples.

Appendix A, Installing Sample Jobs and Data, gives full instructions on downloading and installing the example jobs and data files.


Note that some sample data files may have their encoding changed as they are downloaded, unzipped, and copied from one location to another. As a result you may occasionally get some encoding errors notified in the Studio. If this happens, open the offending file and ensure it is saved with the UTF-8 encoding.