This Year, Awards Revolve Around Data

September 18, 2013 --

For the fourth time, Talend has been awarded InfoWorld’s prestigious Bossie – this year for “the best open source big data tools”. We are extremely proud of this recognition, and by InfoWorld’s endorsement of our value proposition:

“Gleaning intelligence from big piles of data starts with getting that data from one place to Hadoop, and often from Hadoop to another place. Talend Open Studio helps you swim through these migrations without getting bogged down in operational complexities.”

This pretty much sums it all. Get value from data, without being hindered by the complexity of big data technologies. This is what Talend delivers.

What’s interesting also is that our past Bossie awards were in different categories. In the past, we had won one award for the best open source data center and cloud software, and two awards for the best open source platforms and middleware. This represents an interesting shift – and one that we fully embrace. The focus is no longer on the platform itself, but on the deliverable. Increasingly, customers are less interested in what technology does, and more interested in what it delivers.

Earlier this year, Talend won two other equally prestigious awards:

  • CRN Big Data 100, that recognized Talend was recognized in the data management category “for its open-source and commercial software for working with big data that include data integration, data quality, and more”.
  • DBTA 100, which is awarded by Database Trends and Applications to companies that matter most in data, “for its unified solutions portfolio that allows organizations to leverage all of their data assets and accelerate time to value”.

I also got word that Talend has been nominated again this year in Germany for Computerwoche’s Best in Big Data, a competition in which Talend won the audience award last year.

There is a clear pattern here… these awards focus on the value of data more than on the underlying technology.  In any case, we look forward to adding more of these to our wall of fame.