What’s New in Talend v5.6

Business at the
speed of light
with Talend 5.6

Unify your data.
Operate in real time.
Act with insight.

Data-driven companies are constantly challenged to process more data at a faster pace. Now the bar has been raised to connect even more systems and devices and act on information as it occurs, so you can seize opportunities or stop threats in real-time.

Talend 5.6 introduces groundbreaking innovations that enable real-time and operational big data. Easily tap into more sources of data including streaming data from the Internet of Things (IoT). Unprecedented performance and productivity improvements in mastering data provide the control you need and the extra time you desire.
Talend 5.6 includes the following new capabilities:

Enables Real-time and Operational Big Data

Talend 5.6 extends its big data leadership position enabling firms to move beyond batch processing and into real-time big data by leveraging Apache Spark and Apache Storm distributed processing frameworks.

  • Technical Preview of Apache Spark, delivering 100x performance improvements for batch processing of big data
  • 14 new drag-and-drop Apache Spark components


  • Technical Preview of Apache Spark Streaming and Apache Storm for high performance streaming of data to Hadoop
  • 10 new drag-and-drop Apache Storm components
  • Includes a new Storm Designer and support for Apache Kafka.

Enhances Internet of Things (IoT) Support

Talend 5.6 provides support for key IoT protocols to gather and collect information from machines, sensors, or other devices.

  • MQTT - A machine-to-machine (M2M)/"Internet of Things" connectivity protocol
  • AMQP - The Advanced Message Queuing Protocol

Improves Big Data and Data Quality Performance

With faster performance, you can make decisions more quickly and have the capacity for other projects. With Talend 5.6,

  • MapReduce executes 24% faster vs. Talend 5.5, and is 53% faster than 5.4
  • Big Data profiling performance is 20 times faster vs. Talend 5.5
  • Data profiler now dynamically displays results while analysis is still running
  • Multiple data quality indicators can be run in parallel for faster analysis
  • Data profiling support for Cloudera Impala

Delivers Unprecedented MDM Speed and Agility

Talend 5.6 introduces several features to shorten the time to master data.

  • Faster updates to master data models using model change impact analysis dependency detection
  • Deeper control of data lineage
  • More visibility and control with activity dashboards
  • Increased data reconciliation performance

Provides Support for New Applications, Data Sources and Big Data Platforms

Talend expands your reach through 800+ components and connectors supporting even more systems and the latest platforms.

New and Enhanced Enterprise Application Connectors
  • SAP BAPI and SAP Table Extract support
  • Oracle 12 (and Oracle 12 can host Talend services)
  • Oracle GoldenGate CDC
  • Teradata ELT improvements
New and Enhanced Hadoop and NoSQL Platforms
  • Microsoft HDInsight (*New)
  • Cloudera: 5.0.4, 5.1
  • Hortonworks: 2.1
  • MapR: 4.0.1
  • Pivotal: 2.0.1
  • Hadoop 2.4
  • Cassandra 2.0.X and 2.1.X
  • Neo4J 2.1
  • MongoDB 2.6
Updated and new Cloud/SaaS Connectivity
  • Marketo
  • NetSuite
  • Salesforce

Increases Application Integration Productivity

Talend provides visual dashboard improvements, enhanced SOA Governance, and expanded messaging support.

  • Visual Dashboard - New combined Service Activity Monitoring (SAM) and Service Locator (SL) logging dashboard
  • SOA Governance - Support for new policies: Compression Policy, Customer Schema (XSD) Validation Policy, XSLT Transformation Policy
  • Expanded Messaging - Apache ActiveMQ 5.10 support with MQTT and AMQP protocols