Prior to launching the Talend Installer, check that:
you have downloaded two files, a .zip and a dist file, which are both stored in the same directory.
In the .zip file that you will extract in this directory, you will find executable files for every supported operating system.
For Windows, use Talend-Installer-YYYYYYYY_YYYY-VA.B.C-windows-installer.exe.
In the file name, YYYYYYYY_YYYY is the timestamp and A.B.C is the revision level (Major.Minor.Patch).
The dist file is only required to install Talend products. Once the installation and configuration is complete, you can remove it.
the following software and modules are properly set up on the station where you are to install the Talend modules:
JRE 1.8.0 or higher must be installed on your machine;
(optional) a mail server (to send notifications by email).
Talend Installer allows you to get out-of-the-box Talend solutions that do not require any manual installation. However, these solutions are not provided in a production-ready environment as they may require additional configurations or optimizations according to your specific needs.
For example, you may want to change the H2 database that is embedded by default in Talend Administration Center with your own database (MySQL or Oracle for example).
Talend Installer is used only for first installations of Talend solutions. Therefore, if you want to know more about the migration and upgrade processes, please refer to Talend Migration Guide.