Talend Releases New Big Data Features
Talend, the open source Big Data vendor, continued its campaign to “democratize Big Data” with the release of an updated version of its flagship data management products. Here’s what customers and channel partners can look forward to in the latest iteration of the Talend suite.
If you’ve read The VAR Guy regularly, the new Talend release won’t come as a total surprise. We already covered some of the new features last month, when Talend executives discussed them during the New York Strata conference. Those included new data profiling tools and support for NoSQL integration in Hadoop.
Those features now have become publicly available with the debut of version 5.2 of Talend’s Big Data platform. Meanwhile, the company also announced a string of other enhancements to its products, mostly relating to usability and performance improvements. They include:
- Support for parallel computing in Talend Enterprise Data Integration, which will speed Big Data tasks on multicore hardware.
- Integration with the Maven open source build management system for Talend Enterprise Data Integration.
- Updated validation tools for Talend Enterprise Data Quality, to facilitate tasks such as email address validation and fraud detection.
- Broader architecture support — including Oracle, MySQL, Derby and H2 databases — in Talend’s enterprise master data management platform.
- Tighter integration between developing, testing and production environments in Talend Enterprise ESB, as well as support for the open source Nexus versioning system.
- Support for single containers in Talend Enterprise BPM, simplifying software management and maintenance.
Version 5.2 of the Talend suite is available for download now. Current subscribing commercial customers will be upgraded to the latest release.
Although this most recent update to Talend is nominally only a point release, the new functionality it adds is significant. It makes Talend’s products into a more robust and flexible set of Big Data tools for the open source channel.
The news also highlights the momentum that Talend continues to enjoy in the world of Big Data. Besides software updates, the company has also forged several major partnerships in the last year with vendors such as MapR and Google. It also continues to cultivate new relationships within the open source channel and beyond through its Alliance Program.