In May of last year, Talend has started to broaden its focus, extending from our traditional data management expertise into the fast converging application & data integration markets. This expansion has reached an important milestone with the release in November of Talend v5, the first truly holistic integration platform.
Of course, we did not embark on this strategic shift without serious consideration, and we had received converging advice from industry analysts and many IT leaders. Still, seeing the terrific outpouring of positive feedback when we issued the announcement has been heartwarming – a great confirmation that Talend is indeed leading the market toward unified integration.
- Gartner analysts Jess Thompson & Ted Friedman, at the Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit in November, presented a session Application and Data Integration: Converging Disciplines or Not? One of the key takeaways of the session was: “There are huge synergies between these domains from both a technology and practice point of view. Organizations must federate these activities & integrate the technologies to reduce costs and increase business agility.” If you are a Gartner client, several pieces of research have been published by the same analysts on that topic that make for very interesting reading.
- Forrester analyst Mike Gilpin discussed in a recent webinar how the cloud and real-time business is driving the need for a unified approach to integrating data, applications and business processes. This webinar is available for replay.
- Many Talend clients were fast to embrace the holistic integration approach. Among the ones who were happy to get on the record: insurance firm and long term Talend customer BF&M Embraces Talend’s Holistic Integration Solutions; transportation technology provider IER Chooses Talend ESB to Open Up its Information System. More of these announcements to come in 2012.
- Finally, our holistic integration platform announcement garnered an unparalleled amount of interest from press, analysts, bloggers and tweeps. We don’t have enough space here to list all articles, but a simple Google search on the terms ‘Talend v5’ returns close to 300,000 pages, including coverage from prestigious outlets such as eWeek, Information Management, CRN, TechTarget, Computing, Computerwoche, 01 Informatique, etc. In the Twittosphere alone, we counted over 600 tweets directly related to Talend v5, reaching a total undeduplicated audience of 1.8 million followers.
Of course, we know what we are doing with our holistic integration strategy. But it’s good to receive such confirmation points.