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Talend Helps the ICIJ Expose Hidden Wealth in the Paradise Papers

Talend Data Integration Helps Investigative Journalists Decipher Offshore Financial Safe-havens of Power Brokers and Iconic Brands Redwood City, CA - January 30, 2018 - Talend, a global leader in cloud and big data integration solutions, announced that International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is using Talend Data Fabric as part of its Paradise Papers investigation, a leak involving 13.4 million encrypted documents from two offshore tax havens and 19 secret jurisdictions protecting the financial dealings of the world’s political players and corporate giants. ICIJ used Talend to load more than 1.4 TB of unstructured data into Neo4j graph database, which leverages the Linkurious graph visualization platform to organize and access the information. The data includes emails, Excel, CSV and PDF documents with text and images about companies and people who are using a hidden system built for avoiding tax payment. ICIJ also used other open source tools to support their “Knowledge Center” and make the information searchable by reporters. “Talend is our preferred solution when it comes to cleaning, transforming, and integrating the data we receive. It works as a crucial mechanism for enabling us to build a robust database,” said Pierre Romera, CTO at ICIJ. “Working with open source tools like Talend ensures security and reliability of data as our extensive network of investigative journalists review terabytes of files. Backed by an extensive community of contributors, open source solutions enable us to benefit from the latest innovations in data processing, extraction, and visualization.” Cloud is also a central element of ICIJ’s data journey. The organization uses the power of Amazon Web Services (AWS) to process all the data and make broaden access. ICIJ set up temporary machines in AWS to parallelize data extraction - the organization uses Ubuntu, Tesseract and an in-house tool called Extract to do characters optical recognition and help to extract text from files. “Moving to the cloud was obvious due to the nature of our mission and the large volume of data we process. Cloud technology offers the scalability we need when we need it, so we can easily manage our workload. With a robust power for processing and security, AWS was the most suitable choice for us,” explained Pierre. The 13.4M tell-tale documents were obtained by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung that received data from two offshore services firms in countries ranging from Bermuda to Singapore, as well as 19 corporate registries around the world. For about a year, ICIJ worked with hundreds of journalists and media partners on exposing this new lead, which has had a significant impact on well-known individuals and large organizations. “Since ICIJ revealed the Panama Papers leak in 2016 for which they won the Pulitzer Prize, we have seen how much data management and processing technologies can impact our society,” said Ciaran Dynes, SVP of Products, Talend. “We are pleased to support in-depth investigative journalism and those seeking meaningful insights from data.” For more information about the data behind the Paradise Papers, you can watch this video. Visit www.talend.com for additional information about Talend integration solution capabilities. Like this story? Tweet this: Putting #opensource to work for the greater good. @Talend helps @ICIJ expose tax havens in the #ParadisePapers http://bit.ly/2Drjt8K
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Yahoo! JAPAN Selects Talend to Enhance Business Operations with Self-service BI Initiatives

eCommerce and Online Services Giant Uses Talend Data Fabric to Enable Self-Service Data Access and Increase the Use of Data Analytics REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and TOKYO - January 11, 2018 - Talend, the global leader in cloud and big data integration solutions, today announced that Yahoo! JAPAN chose Talend Data Fabric to provide its over 100 online services with access to data and business insights that will help further personalize the customer experience and improve service delivery. Using Talend, Yahoo! JAPAN will have a more flexible platform for collecting, cleansing, qualifying, and transforming multiple petabytes of data and empowering employees with a self-service data environment.   Yahoo! JAPAN is one of the most popular online services in the country. The dynamic web portal attracts more than 41 million monthly active user IDs and receives more than 75 billion monthly page views, generating massive volumes of data[1]. Talend is helping Yahoo! JAPAN unlock the value of this data by standardizing data management and implementing intuitive self-service access. “We are honored to have been chosen by Yahoo! JAPAN and look forward to partnering with them to unify and scale enterprise-wide access to data so its employees can deliver a higher level of customer service and intimacy,” said Jason Bissell, senior vice president, Asia Pacific, Talend. “Yahoo! JAPAN is a widely recognized web services leader and is representative of the innovative, enterprise customer wins Talend is collecting not only in Asia, but worldwide.” The Japan market has seen a tremendous increase in the demand for cloud and big data solutions to help drive digital transformation initiatives. According to IDC, in 2016, Japan’s big data software market grew 34.9 percent year-over-year.[i] In that same period, Talend Japan doubled its customer pipeline and increased its revenue four-fold. For more information on Talend and its entire portfolio of enterprise data integration solutions visit www.talend.com or join the conversation about modern data integration at the Talend blog. Like this story? Tweet this: Yahoo! JAPAN selects @Talend to streamline #BigData management and self-service access.   [1] Monthly active user IDs are 41.58 million as of September 2017; monthly total page views are 75.8 billion (average of July - Septe
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Talend Achieves Microsoft Gold Cloud Competency & Co-Sell Partner Status

Certification Underscores Expertise with Microsoft Azure and Proven Ability to Meet Customers' Needs Redwood City, CA - January 9, 2018 - Talend, a leader in cloud and big data integration solutions, today announced it has achieved Microsoft Gold Competency status for Microsoft Azure. Talend is among the first one hundred global independent software vendors to obtain Gold Competency for the Cloud, assuring customers that Talend solutions thrive on  Azure. Talend’s Co-Sell Ready verified expertise demonstrates Talend’s capability and commitment to customer success, accelerated with dedicated support from Microsoft Channel Managers  for Talend field representatives. According to Gartner, “By 2021, more than half of the global enterprises currently using the cloud will have adopted a purely cloud-based strategy.”[i] Gold Competency is Microsoft's highest level of partner certification and is only awarded to companies that have demonstrated expertise and proven skills with a particular Microsoft technology or service. Businesses that achieve this level of competency are among the top one percent of Microsoft elite partners worldwide. “Cloud services are increasingly at the heart of every organization's digital business strategy, which is why we made it our goal to obtain this certification,” said Michael Pickett, SVP, Business Development and Partner Ecosystems, Talend. “We have extensive experience in successfully deploying Talend solutions on the Microsoft Azure platform. Our proficiency and integration with the Azure platform, as well as close partnership with Microsoft, allows us to help customers take their digital transformations to the next level by delivering cloud connectivity that is simple, fast, and secure.” Vendors that have achieved Gold competency become eligible for Microsoft's signature cloud support, Azure deployment planning services, Azure sponsored credit, direct partner support, eligibility to deploy certain on-premises, internal use software on Microsoft Azure, and access to the cloud platform roadmap. This adds tremendous value to Talend’s existing cloud expertise and offerings. Talend also works with an ecosystem of service providers that are Microsoft Gold certified, giving Talend customers an end-to-end value chain around the use of Microsoft Azure. “By achieving a gold competency, organizations like Talend have proven their commitment and expertise in specific technology areas, which places them among a small percentage of Microsoft partners worldwide,” said Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “For customers looking for a partner to help meet their unique business needs, choosing a company that has attained Microsoft competencies like Talend is a smart move. They have highly qualified experts with access to Microsoft technical support and product teams.” To achieve Gold Competency, businesses must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects, meet a performance commitment, and pass technology and sales assessments. Some of the customers using Talend solutions in the Microsoft cloud include: CA Technologies, Calor Gas, HP Inc., Johnson Controls, and Newgistics. Microsoft recently increased its investment in the Co-Sell partner program to include the creation of a channel-manager role, dedicated to supporting the partners’ go-to-market efforts and success. This channel-manager will help guide each of Talend’s customer engagements for Microsoft Azure environments. Customers wanting to learn more about how Talend solutions work within Microsoft Azure environments can visit our Azure cloud integration page or the Talend blog.   Like this story? Tweet this: @Talend receives Microsoft Gold Competency and Co-Sell Partner status for Microsoft Azure @msPartner #Cloud http://bit.ly/2kerC3S
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