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Talend 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

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 the 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 actual architecture, suited to your needs:

Purpose of this guide

This guide focuses on the Talend Physical Reference Architecture for Talend on-premise platforms. It focuses on the physical deployment of Talend client and server components on your infrastructure. It is intended to be a guide to how you should deploy the Talend Platform covering topics like what infrastructure you will need, what components should be installed on the same / different machines, environment strategy to support a best practice SDLC etc.
This guide is intentionally a lighter-weight guide than the Talend Cloud Physical Reference Architecture and is primarily intended to support those customers that have not yet made the move to Talend Cloud.
For the Talend Data Fabric Logical Architecture (on premises), please see here:

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