Friday, July 30, 2021

Talend Open Studio: Product Overview and Insight

Bottom Line:

For companies looking for a low-cost solution for basic data integration functionality, Talend Open Studio gets the job done. The company also offers commercially supported solutions based on the same code that expand the product’s functionality. It has an impressive list of more than 900 connectors and an Eclipse-based development environment.

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Company Description:

Founded in 2005, Talend offers open source solutions for big data management and data integration. It launched Talend Open Studio in 2006, which it claims made the firm the first commercial open source data integration vendor. For the last three years in a row, Gartner has named Talend a Leader in its Magic Quadrant report for data integration.

Talend’s headquarters is in Redwood City, California, and it has more than 1,000 employees. It had $148.5 million in revenue in 2017 from more than 1,500 enterprise customers. It is traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol TLND.

Product Description:

Talend Open Studio for Data Integration is the company’s open source solution for ETL. It features an Eclipse-based development environment that will be familiar to developers, ELT and ETL support, versioning, and a long list of connectors. Additional features are available through the company’s other open source projects, including Data Streams Free Edition, Open Studio for Big Data, Open Studio for Data Quality, Open Studio for ESB and Open Studio for MDM.

The company also offers a commercial solution called Talend Data Management Platform that is based on the same code. It adds rich development tools, an administration center, monitoring console, data preparation, data quality, high availability and other features, as well as paid support. See the Talend Data Platform updates.

Features:

Deployment:

On-premises

Licensing:

Apache open source license

System Requirements:

Talend Open Studio runs on 64-bit versions of Windows, Ubuntu or macOS. It requires 3GB RAM (4 GB recommended) and 3 GB of storage space, as well as Java.

Connectors

More than 900 pre-built connectors and components for Oracle, Teradata, Microsoft SQL server, Marketo, Salesforce, NetSuite, SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, Sugar CRM, Dropbox, Box, SMTP, FTP/SFTP, LDAP, and more

Design and Development Environment:

Eclipse-based development environment

Key Capabilities

  • ETL and ELT support
  • Eclipse-based development tooling
  • Versioning
  • Large library of connectors
  • Data flow orchestration
  • File management without scripting
  • Data transformations

Support and Services:

Certification, training, technical support and consulting available

Pricing:

Free; price for commercial version on request

Talend Open Studio Features Table

Features Talend Open Studio
Deployment On-premises
System Requirements
Operating System Windows, Ubuntu or macOS
Processor 64-bit processor
RAM 3 GB (4 GB recommended)
Storage 3 GB
Software Java
Connectors Oracle, Teradata, Microsoft SQL server, Marketo, Salesforce, NetSuite, SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, Sugar CRM, Dropbox, Box, SMTP, FTP/SFTP, LDAP, and more
Design and Development Environment Eclipse-based environment
Key Capabilities
ELT Yes
ETL Yes
CDC Yes
Data Quality No; available through other Talend products
Data Governance No; available through other Talend products
Others
Support and Services Certification, training, technical support and consulting available
Gartner Magic Quadrant Rating Leader
Price Free; prices for supported version not provided

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