Pros of Data Integration Tool

    To my knowledge and usage of the talend integration suite tool, these are the pros

  • Configured easily for technologies like JAVA and PERL, and all databases like DB2, MySQL, Access, Netezza, Sybase, and lots more
  • An efficient ETL tool in converting the source data to any destinations. Source and Destination can be flat file, database, anything else too
  • Version control feature inbuilt
  • Jobs can be designed in design mode, using components from the palette. Easy traversal to code generated, viewable in code mode.
  • Reusability of jobs (graphical design, of one or more components connected together), components (preconfigured connector used to perform a specific data integration operation
  • Reliable exports of graphical design to runnable java archives with an auto generated batch and shell scripts.
  • Developer friendly tool, useful for setting the flow of data integration. Can be used by beginners to develop enhanced modules using components, with an auto generated code. The GUI ETL interface for import of metadata, configuration and linking of components and generation of code will provide productivity gains for developers and will be faster than standard programming.
  • Comparison utility to identify changes between versions of the same job.
  • Modules can be imported/exported to independent machines. Thereby, support multiuser enhancements on the same graphical design.
  • Common routines can be used for validation and conversion. It allows developer to write user defined routines, which can be shared with in the project.
  • Document on the job can be generated using the generate document as HTML option, which provides the flow, details and settings of all the component used in the job and the same can be used for reviewing the job instead of going through the job.
  • Modules i.e. graphical design can be locked i.e. non editable version for security purposes.
  • Supports modular programming with easy components to call sub jobs from parent job. Features like die on child error, run child job as independent jobs corroborate to its efficiency.

  • Context node groups files can be used for holding the contextual variables such as file paths or DB connection details
  • SQL Templates node groups all system SQL templates and gives the possibility to create user-defined SQL templates.
  • Routine, a piece of code which can be iterative in a technical Job hence is likely to be reused several times within the same project.
  • Business Models allow data integration project stakeholders to graphically represent their needs regardless of the technical implementation requirements. Business Models help the developers understand these expressed needs and translate them into technical processes (Jobs).
  • Metadata is definitional data that provides information about or documentation of other data managed within Talend Open Studio. Used to store DB connections, SAP connections, File Excels and many more at the default specified repository.
  • Graphical designs to be reused can be created as Joblets.
  • Exception handling can be monitored and logged to any data storage elements.
  • Statistics on performance can be logged in the separate files if needed.

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