Spring '18 Release Notes - Cloud

Talend Cloud Release Notes

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Cloud
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Talend Cloud
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Talend API Designer
Talend API Tester
Talend Data Inventory
Talend Data Preparation
Talend Data Stewardship
Talend Management Console
Talend Pipeline Designer
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Installation and Upgrade
Release Notes

Talend Cloud

The Talend Integration Cloud product has been re-branded: from Spring '18, the platform is called Talend Cloud. Accordingly, the direct links to the Talend Cloud portal and applications have also changed, and now follow the https://us.cloud.talend.com or https://eu.cloud.talend.com pattern, depending on your region. For example, you can reach Talend Cloud Management Console via https://tmc.us.cloud.talend.com or https://tmc.eu.cloud.talend.com. However, the previous links remain valid to maintain the compatibility between your previously configured Remote Engines and Studio.

To enhance user experience and better cater to your company's needs, Talend has created several new Talend Cloud packages. It will soon be possible to purchase the following licenses:
  • Talend Cloud Data Integration
  • Talend Cloud Big Data
  • Talend Cloud Data Management Platform
  • Talend Cloud Big Data Platform
  • Talend Real-Time Big Data Platform

To have access to Talend Studio version 7.0, you must have one of the new Talend Cloud packages. Accessing Talend Dictionary Service requires one of the new platform licenses. To update your license, contact your customer success manager or email customersuccess@talend.com.

Talend Cloud applications and documentation are now available in two new languages: French and Japanese. You can change your language settings on the Profile preferences page in your user menu in any of the cloud applications and the portal page.

On the same page, you can review and configure your personal information and preferences, such as your user details, timezone, or password.

In order to align with industry best practices for security and data integrity, Talend Cloud requires an upgrade to TLS 1.2 or higher.

Talend Cloud Data Stewardship

Feature Description
Semantic types management (available with new editions) If you have a Platform licence, the semantic types that are used in Talend Cloud Data Stewardship for data validation can now be enriched through the dedicated Semantic types tab of the menu. You can modify or delete the existing types and create new ones so that the application speaks your business language.
User Interface Talend Cloud Data Stewardship interface has been fully refreshed.
tDataStewardshipTaskInput The schema of the tDataStewardshipTaskInput component has been enhanced. The component can now return the due date of each of the tasks in a campaign.

Known issues: https://jira.talendforge.org/issues/?filter=27113

Issue Workaround
When using the Talend Cloud Data Stewardship components in the 6.5 version of Talend Studio, configured with the latest Talend Cloud URLs, you will not be able to use the Find a campaign button.

See issue https://jira.talendforge.org/browse/TDS-3365.

When configuring the tDataStewardshipTaskInput, tDataStewardshipTaskOutput or tDataStewardshipTaskDelete components in your 6.5 version of Talend Studio, use https://tds.us.integrationcloud.talend.com or https://tds.eu.integrationcloud.talend.com in the URL field, instead of the default https://tds.us.cloud.talend.com or https://tds.eu.cloud.talend.com.

You will now be able to reach Talend Cloud Data Stewardship and use the Find a campaign button.

Limitation Description
tDataStewardshipTaskOutput To successfully run the Jobs you created in an older Studio version and load data in Talend Cloud Data Stewardship, make sure the batch size in tDataStewardshipTaskOutput does not exceed 200 tasks per commit.

Get started with Talend Cloud Data Stewardship on this page.

Talend Cloud Data Preparation

Feature Description
Semantic types management (available with new editions) If you have a Platform licence, the semantic types that are used in Talend Cloud Data Preparation for data discovery and validation can now be enriched through the dedicated Semantic types tab of the menu. You can modify or delete the existing types and create new ones so that the application speaks your business language.
Redshift connectivity Talend Cloud Data Preparation now offers direct connectivity to data stored in Redshift databases in order to create datasets.

Known issues: https://jira.talendforge.org/issues/?filter=26475

Issue Workaround
Talend Integration Cloud Flows generated from Jobs using the tDatasetInput or tDataprepRun components, configured with the latest Talend Cloud URLs, will fail.

See issue https://jira.talendforge.org/browse/TDP-5563

In the Spring '18 version of Talend Studio, when configuring the tDatasetInput or tDataprepRun components in Data Integration or Spark Jobs, use https://tdp.us.integrationcloud.talend.com or https://tdp.eu.integrationcloud.talend.com as URL to access the application, instead of the default https://tdp.us.cloud.talend.com or https://tdp.eu.cloud.talend.com.

Contact your Talend support representative to get access to the patch to apply to your Talend Studio and make it work with the Spring '18 version of Talend Cloud. you will be able to use either of the previous URLs.

Get started with Talend Cloud Data Preparation on this page.

Talend Integration Cloud

Feature Description
Remote run/debug (available with new editions) It is possible to enable the remote run feature for a Remote Engine in Talend Integration Cloud. The new feature allows Integration Developers to run and debug designs on a Remote Engine configured in Talend Integration Cloud directly from Talend Studio.
Promotion of context parameters (available with new editions) The promotion rules have been enhanced.

If the artifact does not exits in the target environment and the target environment name is the same as a context environment in Studio, the Flow is created with context parameter values of the Job pulled from Studio.

If the artifact already exists in the target environment and the target environment name is the same as a context environment in Studio, the values for the new parameters are pulled from Studio. Otherwise, they correspond to the values set in the source environment.

If a new version of the Job/Flow has new parameters, they are added to the Job Parameters.

Published Jobs in the user interface After publication, the Job is available through the Run Now button on the Flow details page.
Published Jobs in the API Jobs are available immediately in the Talend Integration Cloud API after publication, which makes tt possible to start the execution without running the Job first in the user interface of Talend Integration Cloud. Continuous integration can be executed without manual intervention.

The same behavior applies to the first publication of a Job or when a new version is published.

The improvement applies to all Jobs, with or without context variables.

Known issues: https://jira.talendforge.org/issues/?filter=27460

Get started with Talend Cloud on this page.

Talend Cloud Management Console

Feature Description
Talend Dictionary Service support (available with new editions) Talend Dictionary Service is supported for an unlimited number of users for any new platform license.
Separated application seats Talend Cloud Data Preparation and Talend Cloud Data Stewardship seats are counted separately.
Semantic types manager role (available with new editions) A new role is available in Talend Cloud Management Console. The Semantic types manager can enrich the semantic types proposed by Talend applications.
Engine tokens (available with new editions) With the Spring '18 release, engine tokens have been introduced in the licenses to replace the former Cloud and Remote Engine system.

Based on your license, you have a certain number of tokens that you can use to create Remote Engines or assign Cloud Engines to an environment. Executing a Flow on a shared (unassigned) Cloud Engine also consumes engine tokens. Once all the tokens are used up, it is not possible to create new Remote Engines or assign Cloud Engines.

The engine tokens mechanism applies only to new licenses.

Git connection (on-premises) To allow access to the shared projects in Talend Studio when using Git on premises, the repository URL must end with .git extension.

Known issues: https://jira.talendforge.org/issues/?filter=28553

Get started with Talend Cloud Management Console on this page.

Talend Studio

Talend Cloud Spring '18 ships with the 7.0 release of Talend Studio.

Feature Description
Talend Cloud components (available with new editions) The tActionReject component has been renamed to tJobReject. After executing a Job with a tJobReject component, the rejected rows are displayed in the Job history.