Database Migration

Cost-Effective Database Migration with Talend Open Source

Database migration is a daunting but necessary fact of life for modern IT groups, called for whenever systems are upgraded, replaced, or consolidated. High data volumes and complex mappings and transformations are often entailed, and in some scenarios ongoing data synchronization is required between old and new systems. Across a range of project scopes, open source data integration software from Talend is a far more cost-effective solution to these database migration challenges than either in-house manual coding on the one hand, or purchase of proprietary data integration applications on the other.

Faster and More Efficient than Manually Coded Database Migration Tools

For small projects or one-offs, developing in-house tools to manage the various facets of database migration is a viable option. But when it comes to consideration of costs, in-house solutions are of course not truly "free". The time and labor involved in building a database migration solution from scratch must be taken into account, as well as less obvious cost factors such as future maintenance of the solution, and the impact that shorter or longer development schedules may have on the broader organization.

Even for small projects, then, Talend's open source data migration solutions provide substantial cost benefits by greatly reducing the time and labor involved in modeling and executing a database migration. The leading provider of open source integration software, Talend offers Talend Open Studio for Data Integration as a free download, with unrestricted use. Talend Open Studio for Data Integration, the data integration tool of choice for hundreds of thousands of users at organizations large and small, provides rich functionality that dramatically enhances developer productivity and speeds project implementation:

  • A graphical user interface based on Eclipse, complete with a drag-and-drop job designer and real-time debugging.
  • The broadest connectivity of any data integration software on the market, with more than 400 built-in connectors that make it quick and easy to link any type of data source to any type of target.
  • A unified repository that facilitates the efficient reuse of metadata, jobs, and methods.
  • Built-in components that deliver a wide range of specific database migration functionalities such as string manipulations, automatic lookup handling, bulk loads support, ETL and ELT modes, and much more.

Talend Open Studio for Data Integration is easy to learn, and Talend backs the platform with high quality user documentation and a wealth of online tutorials and webinars. As a mature open source product, Talend Open Studio for Data Integration is also backed by a large, active, and well-organized user community that shares practical information and advice as well as custom product extensions.

More Affordable and Accessible than Proprietary Database Migration Platforms

At the other end of the project scale, when mass-volume, enterprise-wide data management is required, organizations sometimes look grudgingly to the few providers of proprietary data integration platforms. But here too, Talend offers a far more cost-effective open source alternative. Subscription-based Talend Data Integration is geared specifically toward the needs of mission critical projects in data-intensive organizations, with value-added features such as team collaboration tools, "industrial" job automation and control facilities, real-time intelligent load balancing, and support for mass-scale data technologies like Hadoop. Talend's subscription-based solutions cost a fraction of what comparable proprietary technologies cost, and include Talend's high caliber technical support and professional services.

Learn more about Talend’s data integration solutions from the many resources on this web site, or download Talend Open Studio for Data Integration today and start benefiting from the leading open source data integration tool.