Open source integration leader chosen over incumbent provider based on technology leadership and cloud readiness
Los Altos (CA) - December 3, 2013

Talend, the global integration software leader, announced today that Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, software and services company for the academic, professional and library markets, has chosen Talend for the deployment of its Big Data platform. This initiative positions Cengage Learning as the industry leader in understanding student product usage, learning objectives and learning outcomes across multiple products and platforms.

“By taking advantage of Talend for our Big Data initiative, we will be able to improve the efficacy of our instructional products, a key differentiator that will ultimately improve results for students on a global scale,” said George Moore, Chief Technology Officer at Cengage Learning. “We chose Talend over competitive integration products that were already used in other projects, based on our ability to leverage our existing skill sets within our product development organization, enabling us to enjoy a rapid deployment process.”

Cengage Learning is integrating the Talend Platform for Big Data into the company’s cloud infrastructure, allowing them to take advantage of the elasticity of their private cloud. Using the cloud for the company’s Big Data initiative enables the IT department to be more responsive in terms of how much data can be consumed, while allowing them to leverage automatically-generated MapReduce jobs to analyze Big Data to find correlations, causation and relationships. By adding Talend’s Data Services capabilities, Cengage Learning is also able to provide a stable and evolutionary data movement and delivery architecture that will support other initiatives and projects moving forward.  All Talend solutions are cloud-ready and fully support the elasticity and dynamic provisioning of cloud infrastructures.

“As companies increasingly seek integration solutions that enable them to capitalize on Big Data, they are turning to Talend based on our unmatched technology leadership, to provide the advanced capabilities they need to succeed,” said François Méro, vice president of global sales at Talend. “We are proud of the fact that an education innovator such as Cengage Learning has chosen Talend’s solutions and we look forward to playing a role in fueling the company’s success.”

About Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, software and services company for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. The company’s products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement, improve learning outcomes and deliver authoritative information to people whenever and wherever they need it. Through the company’s unique position within both the library and academic markets, Cengage Learning is providing integrated learning solutions that bridge from the library to the classroom.  Cengage Learning’s brands include Brooks/Cole, Course Technology, Delmar, Gale, Heinle, National Geographic Learning, South-Western and Wadsworth, among others. Cengage Learning is headquartered in Boston, MA.    For more information on Cengage Learning visit