Added support for advanced EDI, B2B, rich XML and semi-structured data sets provides simpler use cases of leading application integration platform
Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit, London - May 16, 2013

Talend, a global open source integration software leader, today announced enhancements to the Talend Platform for Data Services that ensure that high quality and comprehensive data is always available to business applications and users in the right format at the right time.

With the recent release of version 5.3 of its next-generation integration platform, Talend provides advances to critical areas of application integration, including better and more powerful business-to-business (B2B) integration as well as new SOA governance tooling, to enable organizations to manage the integration of increasingly complex, heterogeneous data sources with their critical business applications and processes.

Talend 5.3 improves the scope of data sets supported natively by the platform, thanks to enhanced support for advanced B2B data formats, rich XML and semi-structured data sets. These new features are based on technology that was recently obtained in the acquisition of Oakland Software, a provider of advanced data transformation tooling. The Eclipse-based data transformation tools provide rich data format support for complex XML, Java, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), COBOL and flat files. Numerous runtime deployment options are available including Java, ESB, OSGi Blueprint, or as an Apache Camel component.

“Oakland Software’s technology addresses critical transformation needs for semi-structured data sets required by Talend’s customers,” said Fabrice Bonan, co-founder and chief technical officer, Talend. “The inclusion of this technology in our solutions provides a new opportunity for Talend to deliver deeper integration for firms using EDI standards, complex XML-based schemas and COBOL on mainframes – enabling them to extract value from these information assets.”

Industry-standard EDI and XML formats supported natively now include X12, HIPAA, EDIFACT, GS1 and FpML. Customization for additional formats is possible.

With Talend ESB v5.3, Talend also enhances SOA governance and developer tooling to better manage trusted access and control of business and data services through policy-based management tools. Select features include:

  • A Service Registry that centralizes the configuration of integration services with stated policies. Using a wizard-based user interface, Talend makes it easy to set up service level agreements and service policies and to define ownership of services.
  • An Identity and Authorization Service addresses the needs to centrally control user identities and associated security policies while allowing enforcement and decision-making where it’s needed – at the Web Services endpoint. Underlying Talend’s promotion and nurturing of open source and standards-based software, the new features are based on Apache Syncope and the XACML standard for Authorization support.
  • Developer Studio enhancements that improve the ability of developers to quickly create and combine even more complex service routing than ever before in a completely graphical way. Talend uniquely allows developers to choose between fully graphical code generation capabilities using Talend’s Studio or the ability to extend Studio-generated components with their own Java code, Apache Camel Spring DSL and custom libraries.


Version 5.3 of Talend Open Studio for Data Integration, Talend Open Studio for Data Quality, Talend Open Studio for MDM, Talend Open Studio for ESB and Talend Open Studio for Big Data are available for immediate download from Talend’s web site Version 5.3 of the commercial subscription products, available June 18th, will be provided to all existing Talend customers as part of their subscription agreement and can be procured through the usual Talend representatives or partners.