Talend Releases a Cloud Version of its Unified Integration Platform
Talend announced at the Cloud Computing Expo last week that it was releasing a Cloud-based version of its Enterprise Unified Integration Platform. Talend provides open source products focused on Data Integration, Data Quality, Master Data Management and recently on SOA after the acquisition of SOAPERA which is based on CXF.
The Unified Integration Platform offers a number of common tools, monitoring capabilities, a common Runtime Environment, and a common Metadata Repository for managing integration. With the addition of Talend Cloud customers can move to a hybrid environment and integrate across the enterprise boundaries. Talend provides a series of connectors specific to Cloud and SaaS applications and technologies:
- BIRT OnDemand
- Amazon RDS
- Amazon S3
- Google Applications
- Google Analytics
Talend's integration is light weight and produces POJOs that implement specific integration scenarios and mappings. Talend can implement a Common Information Model and uses Web Services for system integration. The security framework is based on SAML 2.0. Talend Cloud provides automated deployment on cloud platforms such as Amazon EC2, Cloud.com and Eucalyptus and can scale as needed.
A typical enterprise scenario is when a company has adopted SalesForce.com as their SFA tool, but their ERP system is still on premise.