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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

TalendForge forum

You can find the official Talend forum at .

The TalendForge forum is a great community tool and will prove invaluable to new and experienced developers alike. Its format is pretty standard, with forum sections for each of Talend's developer tools—Talend Open Studio for Data Integration, Talend Open Studio for Data Quality, and so on—and each section has a number of subtopics, so you can choose the area most appropriate to your needs.

The Talend Open Studio for Data Integration is, by far, the most popular section and within this, there are some very active subsections covering installation and usage/operations.

The forum is completely open to browsers and there's a lot of useful information that you can gain by simply reading the queries and answers posted, but in order to get the most out of the forum it is recommended that you register and create a user account. Registered users can post and respond to new topics.

Take a quick look at the Usage, Operation subsection. A lot of the topics are of the form "How do I do.....?". You can see that the topics are widely read and often get lots of answers, both from community members and Talend employees, and this is a great place to come when you are stuck on a development task.