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First Glance at Talend 6.1 As Compared to Talend 5.6.1

First Glance at Talend 6.1 As Compared to Talend 5.6.1Author: Igor Petelin, Software Engineer

We’ve already told you about the powerful capabilities of using Talend for data migration to SugarCRM. On 30 October, a new version of our favorite app appeared on talend.com. Let’s see, what interesting stuff this novelty can offer us. Starting from version 6, Talend changed beyond recognition in terms of its look. The studio interface design and components’ icons were changed. You can see that after the installation:

First Glance at Talend 6.1 As Compared to Talend 5.6.1

The changes concerned not only the interface, but Talend in general, since now it supports only Java 8. The components were updated and new ones were added, but that’s not the matter of this article. You can find all information on the website.

So, let’s move on to the overview and we’re going to start with the project manager. We’ll compare it to the one of the version 5.6.1:

First Glance at Talend 6.1 As Compared to Talend 5.6.1

The manager of connections was added here. As you can see the delete projects button moved there:

First Glance at Talend 6.1 As Compared to Talend 5.6.1

Honestly, I haven’t understood yet in what way we can create another repository or to edit the existing one. Most likely, it can be done only in the commercial version.

After the first run of Talend you will be offered to take a Quick Tutorial, which, step by step will demonstrate the main functional blocks of the studio.

First Glance at Talend 6.1 As Compared to Talend 5.6.1

First Glance at Talend 6.1 As Compared to Talend 5.6.1

You may want to take the tour one more time later in future; you will be able to call it from the «Help» menue, by clicking at «Studio Quick Tour».

Thus, the general look of the studio now is as follows:

First Glance at Talend 6.1 As Compared to Talend 5.6.1

Let’s have a deeper look (in all screenshots on the left or below is Talend 6.1, on the right and above is Talend 5.6.1):

First Glance at Talend 6.1 As Compared to Talend 5.6.1

As we can see, not all pictures underwent the changes, but only “root” ones. Now let’s have a look on the palette:

First Glance at Talend 6.1 As Compared to Talend 5.6.1

If you’ve paid your attention, all catalogue’s components are unhidden in Talend of the 6th version, while in version 5.6.1 only a part of them is unhidden with the possibility to scroll up or down. The palette has become more user friendly, if you ask me.

Now let’s consider the component’s parameters:

First Glance at Talend 6.1 As Compared to Talend 5.6.1

As we can see, only the view of tabs changed, the look of parameters hasn’t changed. There are some changes introduced to working environment, let’s have a look at them:

First Glance at Talend 6.1 As Compared to Talend 5.6.1

Boring dots were replaced by squares that resemble a chessboard a lot. As we have mentioned before, components’ icons were changed. Also new stamps appeared near each component:

I – input
О – ouput
М – most likely indicates main flow (main)
L – lookup
T – trigger.

These indicators improve the support of bulky utilities. Moreover, they provide new possibilities:

First Glance at Talend 6.1 As Compared to Talend 5.6.1

Clicking the left button on the letter «О» or the right button on the component and by dragging it to the side, you get the possibility to insert the name of the output component, with which we want to connect.

Another new peculiarity of Talend 6.1 is Memory Run which was added to the Run tab. Here we have a monitor which shows the graph of JVM memory consumption and CPU usage in the process of the utility run.

So, we have got acquainted with a new version of Talend. It’s worth mentioning that Talend Open Studio for Data Integration project is evolving and trying to simplify development in this product. It has been vividly demonstrated in this article.

Other articles about Talend:

Data Correctness Verification During Talend-based Migration to SugarCRM

How to Upload Talend-based Classifiers to SugarCRM

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