Volume 8, Number 38 -- October 21, 2008

Talend Says Its Open Source Approach for Integration Tools Has Been Validated

Published: October 21, 2008

by Alex Woodie

When Talend added i OS support to its suite of open source data integration tools a year ago, the company faced doubts whether the open source model could work for enterprise data integration tools, a market dominated by the likes of IBM, Informatica, and SAP. If the number of downloads, customers, and partnerships in the last year is any indication--and Talend says it is--then the model definitely works.

Talend launched its flagship Talend Open Studio product about two years ago to capitalize on the demand for competitively priced data integration tools. The primary use of the software, which is based on the Eclipse framework, is to move and integrate disparate sources of data. Talend offers two main versions of the product, including a free and open source basic version that includes ETL and ELT capabilities, database and application connectors, workflow modeling, data mapping, a job modeler, and a metadata manager; and a for-fee product, called the Talend Integration Suite, which adds professional support and other features that appeal to larger organizations.

Interest in the Talend Open Studio has blossomed in the last year, according to Talend. The company says the number of downloads has more than tripled in the last year, to 500,000 core product downloads. The number of participants on the Talendforge.com Web site has quadrupled from about 500 individuals last year to more than 2,200 active participants. What's more, the company has brought in more than 200 new, paying customers since the start of the year, including Yahoo, US Cellular, SwissLife, Levolor, and Car & Boat Media, among others.

Talend has also piqued the interest of the System i midrange community. In addition to supporting DB2/400 as a source and target of its data integration capabilities, the product has been incorporated into a larger bundle targeting System i shops in need of business intelligence capabilities. The Smart i appliance combines Talend Open Studio, IBM's DB2 Web Query for i software, an entry-level Power Systems server, and implementation services, and is being offered by two Southern California business partners, Key Information Systems and Systech USA. For more information, see "A Bumblebee for BI--Now That's Just 'Smart'".

"We couldn't be more proud of the great strides Talend has made in making enterprise-class data integration affordable to organizations of all sizes," says Bertrand Diard, Talend's co-founder and CEO. He says that in the coming months, "We're planning to increase our quarter-on-quarter revenues by 50 percent or more, double the number of company employees, and continue our geographical expansion with a focus on Latin America and Northern Europe."

Last week, Talend launched Talend Open Studio version 3.0. Developers interested in trying out the new release can download it at www.talend.com.


A Bumblebee for BI--Now That's Just 'Smart'

Talend Adds i5/OS Support to Open Source ETL Tool

                     Post this story to del.icio.us
               Post this story to Digg
    Post this story to Slashdot

Sponsored By

Are you still getting the best deal
on your HA/DR solution?

Before you cut another check
get a quote from *noMAX.

Enterprise or SMB, *noMAX excels.
Check our references. *noMAX is proven,
robust, reliable, easy to use and
simple to install.

Smart thinking saves you money.

It costs nothing to ask.
Contact us on 1- 888 400 1541
or email sales@maxava.com

Editor: Alex Woodie
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik,
Shannon O'Donnell, Timothy Prickett Morgan
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Thomas
Advertising Sales Representative: Kim Reed
Contact the Editors: To contact anyone on the IT Jungle Team
Go to our contacts page and send us a message.

Sponsored Links

MKS:  FREE white paper: From WDSC to RDi. Making Software Change Easier with MKS Integrity for IBM i
Vibrant Technologies:  The leading source for IBM Power Systems and Upgrades
COMMON:  Join us at the annual 2009 conference, April 26 - 30, in Reno, Nevada


IT Jungle Store Top Book Picks

Easy Steps to Internet Programming for AS/400, iSeries, and System i: List Price, $49.95
Getting Started with PHP for i5/OS: List Price, $59.95
The System i RPG & RPG IV Tutorial and Lab Exercises: List Price, $59.95
The System i Pocket RPG & RPG IV Guide: List Price, $69.95
The iSeries Pocket Database Guide: List Price, $59.00
The iSeries Pocket Developers' Guide: List Price, $59.00
The iSeries Pocket SQL Guide: List Price, $59.00
The iSeries Pocket Query Guide: List Price, $49.00
The iSeries Pocket WebFacing Primer: List Price, $39.00
Migrating to WebSphere Express for iSeries: List Price, $49.00
iSeries Express Web Implementer's Guide: List Price, $59.00
Getting Started with WebSphere Development Studio for iSeries: List Price, $79.95
Getting Started With WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries: List Price, $89.00
Getting Started with WebSphere Express for iSeries: List Price, $49.00
WebFacing Application Design and Development Guide: List Price, $55.00
Can the AS/400 Survive IBM?: List Price, $49.00
The All-Everything Machine: List Price, $29.95
Chip Wars: List Price, $29.95

The Four Hundred
Some Servers Take a Dive in IBM's Third Quarter

Gartner, Forrester Cut 2009 IT Spending Growth Estimates

Infor CEO Preaches Business Darwinism, Prepares for Hyper Business Future

Mad Dog 21/21: Home Deep Owe

IBM Cuts Disk Prices, Rejiggers Memory and CPU Conversion Prices

The Linux Beacon
Why Blade Servers Still Don't Cut It, and How They Might

Intel Keeps Both Arms Swinging with Xeons, Jabs with Itanium

Microsoft Ponies Up Another $100 Million for Novell Linux

Mad Dog 21/21: Newtonian Economics

Two More Xeon-Based Galaxy Servers from Sun

Big Iron
For Some Customers, the Mainframe Is Green

Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
Displaying Multiple Results Sets in Run SQL Scripts

A Practical Way to Add Exports to a Service Program

Admin Alert: Preventing Multiple IPs from Stopping Internet Traffic

System i PTF Guide
September 20, 2008: Volume 10, Number 38

September 14, 2008: Volume 10, Number 37

September 7, 2008: Volume 10, Number 36

August 30, 2008: Volume 10, Number 35

August 23, 2008: Volume 10, Number 34

August 16, 2008: Volume 10, Number 33

The Windows Observer
Citrix Addresses Performance with XenApp 5

Server Buyers Shop Like It's 1999 in the Second Quarter

Intel Keeps Both Arms Swinging with Xeons, Jabs with Itanium

Mad Dog 21/21: Newtonian Economics

Microsoft Does Something About Those SQL Injection Attacks

The Unix Guardian
What the Heck Is the Midrange, Anyway?

Overseas and Notebook Sales Offset Printer Declines for HP in Q3

Two More Xeon-Based Galaxy Servers from Sun

Mad Dog 21/21: Newtonian Economics

Intel's Nehalems to Star at IDF, AMD Pitches Shanghai

Four Hundred Monitor
Four Hundred Monitor's
Full iSeries Events Calendar


Seagull Software
Maximum Availability
ARCAD Software

Printer Friendly Version

Is Java the AS/400's Final Lifeline?

AquaFold Adds DB2/400 Support to Database Tool

Infor ERP LX Adds Compliance and Language Features, SOA Enablement

Shield Gets Closer to Full HA with RAP 3.1

IT Chiefs Don't Care About Software Quality, Survey Says

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

Aldon Wants Your Programming Horror Stories for 'Turkey Awards' . . . Retailers Not Doing Enough to Protect Financial Data: Survey . . . Talend Says Its Open Source Approach for Integration Tools Has Been Validated . . . Agilysys Wins Casino Contract, Cuts Revenue Forecast . . . InfoPrint Launches a Product for Automated Document Factories . . .

Four Hundred Stuff


Subscription Information:
You can unsubscribe, change your email address, or sign up for any of IT Jungle's free e-newsletters through our Web site at http://www.itjungle.com/sub/subscribe.html.

Copyright © 1996-2008 Guild Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Guild Companies, Inc., 50 Park Terrace East, Suite 8F, New York, NY 10034

Privacy Statement