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Talend Cloud Physical Reference Architecture: Introduction

What is Reference Architecture?

A Reference Architecture is
  • A defined set of architectural guidelines to be shared across teams, applications, and systems
  • A standardized terminology for use across the business (process, component, application, system, service, etc.)
  • A means to support technical decision making, utilizing prior experience and best practices

How is a Reference Architecture created?

At Talend, Reference Architectures are created from a combination of:
  • The collective knowledge and experience of the Talend Professional Services team and other technical colleagues, gained from engaging with our customers
  • Product messaging, vision and roadmap from the Talend Product Management team
Talend Cloud Reference Architecture diagram.

Types of Reference Architecture

Reference Architectures come in many forms. A non-exhaustive list of 'types' is shown below:
  • Software Architecture
  • System Architecture
  • Application Architecture
  • Conceptual Architecture
  • Logical Architecture
  • Physical Architecture
  • Business Architecture
  • Information System Architecture
  • Integration Architecture
  • Data Architecture

How to use a Reference Architecture

A Reference Architecture is intended to inform a decision-making process. The following diagram illustrates how a specific set of requirements (such as the requirements of your organization or projects) are combined with the Reference Architecture in order to come to an architecture that is suited to your needs:

Talend Cloud Reference Architecture usage diagram.

Purpose of this guide

This guide focuses on the Talend Cloud Physical Reference Architecture. Talend Data Fabric allows for the implementation of all Integration Architecture Styles - Batch, Real-time, Event-driven and Streaming. You can learn about these styles in more detail and discover the Talend Cloud Physical Reference Architecture in the context of the implementation of these integration styles.
There are two distinct approaches to the deployment of Talend Data Fabric:
  • Talend Managed / Talend Serverless
  • Customer Managed

This guide discusses the two approaches and helps you decide which approach is right for your organization.

Finally, a key part of this document is the set of Talend Cloud Physical Reference Architecture diagrams and the discussion of the details of these diagrams. This document makes many practical recommendations that will aid you in the deployment of the Talend Data Fabric.

Note: This guide does not address two key components of Talend Data Fabric:

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