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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

Product inventory data

Now that we have products on the website, we need to think about inventory data, specifically, which products are in stock and can be purchased by customers of the website. Again, let's detail the key points of the scenario we have to deal with:

  1. Inventory data can come from the same three sources as our product data: the retailer's ERP system, Fabric Fashions, and Runway Collections.

  2. The three systems present their data in the following formats: ERP presents in XML; Fabric Fashions presents in a delimited file; Runway Collections presents in a delimited file.

  3. Inventory data can be presented to the website system many times per day from these sources. All files will be date/time-stamped so that we know the order in which they arrived.

  4. The website system, however, only processes inventory data once per day (at midnight). It requires a file in the XML format.

  5. As the inventory data references the product catalog data, we will face the same issue about uniqueness of SKU IDs...