Talend – Model Basics

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Business Model is a graphical representation of a data integration project. It is a non-technical representation of the workflow of the business.

Why you need a Business Model?

A business model is built to show the higher management what you are doing, and it also makes your team understand what you are trying to accomplish. Designing a Business Model is considered as one the best practices which organizations adopt at the beginning of their data integration project. Besides, helping in reducing costs, it finds and resolves the bottlenecks in your project. The model can be modified during and after the implementation of the project, if required.

Creating Business Model in Talend Open Studio

Talend open studio provides multiple shapes and connectors to create and design a business model. Each module in a business model can have a documentation attached to itself.
Talend Open Studio offers the following shapes and connector options for creating a business model −
  • Decision − This shape is used for putting if condition in the model.
  • Action − This shape is used to show any transformation, translation or formatting.
  • Terminal − This shape shows the output terminal type.
  • Data − This shape is used show data type.
  • Document − This shape is used for inserting a document object which can be used for input/output of the data processed.
  • Input − This shape is used for inserting input object using which user can pass the data manually.
  • List − This shape contains the extracted data and it can be defined to hold only certain kind of data in the list.
  • Database − This shape is used for holding the input / output data.
  • Actor − This shape symbolizes the individuals involved in decision making and technical processes
  • Ellipse − Inserts an Ellipse shape.
    Gear − This shape shows the manual programs that has to be replaced by Talend jobs.

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