ETL for Data Warehousing as a Service

February 19, 2013 --

Last week, Amazon Redshift, the fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud from Amazon Web Services (AWS) went generally available after a few months of successful limited preview. Redshift has been announced last November at the AWS re:Invent, the cloud group’s first annual conference in Las Vegas and makes use of technology from Paraccel – a long-standing technology partner of Talend.

Pretty early in the game, Amazon had asked us to commit to support for Redshift. The philosophy of the Data Warehousing as a Service (DWaaS) is totally consistent with Talend’s mission to bring integration at any scale to any type of project, Amazon’s aim being to bring down the cost and complexity of data warehousing, with prices starting at $1000 per terabyte per year and a fully managed platform with zero administration or maintenance.

We announced today our commitment to the Redshift platform, from the TDWI Conference in Las Vegas. Which better event than TDWI to promote this new value proposition for the analytics market?   Used together, Redshift and Talend bring the scalability and cost-effectiveness of the Cloud to data warehousing, removing barriers to adoption and dramatically lowering both cost and complexity.

One of the key obstacles to the adoption of new platforms such as Redshift is indeed to get the data there. By using Talend’s connectors to Redshift, users will be able to load and extract data (ETL) to and from Redshift, and also connect the Cloud-based data warehousing platform to the full spectrum of transactional, operational and analytic data sources found in enterprise environments, whether deployed on-premises or in the Cloud – thanks to its more than 450 native connectors to relational databases, packaged applications, SaaS applications, files, legacy systems, Hadoop clusters, NoSQL databases, and more.

If you are at the TDWI conference, please stop by!

Yves