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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

Starting the Studio

The Studio is a cross-platform development tool and supports Windows, Linux, and Mac OS in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. To start the Studio, go to the directory where the Studio was installed, and double-click on the executable appropriate for your operating system.

  1. When you start the Studio for the first time, you will be presented with a license notification. Click on Accept to proceed. We will then see the first-time start up screen and we are presented with a few options at this point. We can:

    • Import a demo project

    • Create a new project

    • Change some basic settings

  2. We will start by amending some settings. Click on Advanced. You will see the following screen:

  3. The first thing we will do is change the workspace location. You can leave it with the default value if you want, but the path is a little convoluted, so it is worth changing it. Click on the Change button and select an appropriate path, such as C:\Talend\Workspace.

  4. You will then see a prompt to restart the Studio...