Independent research firm recognizes Open Source integration company for its strong strategy and successful data integration offering.
Los Altos (CA) - March 1, 2012



Talend, a global open source software leader, today announced its position as a “Leader” in the “The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise ETL, Q1 2012” report (February 2012). The company was one of 10 top vendors that Forrester invited to participate in this rigorous evaluation to assess the state of the extract, transform and load (ETL) market.

Forrester Research, Inc. developed a comprehensive set of 60 criteria grouped into three high-level categories: Current Offering, Strategy and Market Presence. In addition to being named a “Leader”, Talend - a first-time entrant in the Forrester Wave and the only open source ETL vendor Forrester evaluated - received one of the top three scores in the “Strategy” category.

Data integration is becoming increasingly critical in organizations as users seek to better optimize business performance and ensure better decision-making. The report stated that the enterprise ETL market is expected to grow significantly in the coming years as more enterprises respond to new and emerging data management initiatives such as cloud integration, Big Data, and master data management (MDM). The authors wrote, “We believe that growing data volumes will further increase firms’ dependence on ETL to support the heavy lifting of data from transactional systems to operational data stores, data warehouses, BI platforms, MDM hubs, the cloud and Hadoop platforms.”

For this report, Forrester evaluated Talend Enterprise Data Integration (formerly Talend Integration Suite), the first open source solution designed to help organizations attain the highest levels of data integration performance. Built on the Talend Unified Platform technology and part of Talend’s holistic integration solution, it packages components that allow organizations to connect to any source and target technology and leverage a combination of ETL, ELT and Hadoop to transform data highly efficiently, without knowledge of complex languages or platforms.

In its evaluation of Talend, Forrester stated that the company offered “significant software license cost savings compared with the other front-runners.” The report goes on to state that “Talend, a new entrant in the Forrester Wave, has done extremely well to gain a spot in the Leaders category, offering strong support for deployment options, integration techniques, and connectivity to various data sources.”

“This past year has seen a strategic shift for Talend, which has been widely recognized by the industry,” said Bertrand Diard, CEO and co-founder, Talend. “Growing from a pure-play data management vendor into a global player in the integration field has been a remarkable success, due to the demand for enterprise-grade open source solutions and the strength of Talend’s holistic integration strategy, which brings together all aspects of data, application and process integration within a single solution. We consider our position as a Leader in the Forrester ETL Wave as further recognition of our strong growth in this market.”

The Forrester Wave: Enterprise ETL, Q1 2012 report is available for download at: