Save the date! Talend Connect will be back in Paris on November 18 and 19.
This year the Talend Connect event will take place over two days. The first day will be entirely devoted to Talend's partners. Over the course of the day we will showcase the new features of Talend 6, the first data integration platform on Spark. We will also present our new partnership programs. The second day is reserved for Talend customers and users. In addition to the presentation of Talend 6, visitors will be able to attend focused sessions on the latest innovations in Talend Integration Cloud and Talend MDM. Talend customers representing a variety of industries including Air France-KLM, Schneider Electric and m2ocity will take the stage to explain how they worked with Talend to revolutionize their business and make the most of their data. The attendees will also have the opportunity to connect with members of our executive team.
Partner Day: November 18
The world of Talend partners – integrators and consulting firms, resellers, technology and OEM partners – continues to grow and play an essential role in the success of our customers' projects. We encourage ongoing discussions and collaboration with our partners at all times. This philosophy has driven Talend since its creation. Today, approximately 30% of the company's sales originate directly from partners.
We decided to dedicate an entire day to Talend's wide array of partners and to take stock of the various partner programs we offer. We’ll take the time to highlight the most significant achievements of the past year and offer our partners the opportunity to meet and engage exclusively with members of our Research & Development team.
Focus on Resellers: Specific attention will be given to Talend's new VAR (Value Added Reseller) program. Launched in January 2015, this program was customized to help resellers expand their relationships with their existing customers, acquire new customers and create new sources of recurring revenue. Talend Connect creates a platform for resellers to interact with the indirect sales teams who are responsible for the deployment of this program.
User Day: November 19
While the presentation of the latest features in Talend 6 will be the main attraction — in particular, the possibility of integrating Big Data in real time into the production environment —Talend Connect will give users a close-up demonstration of the entire range of Talend's new features and solutions.
Focus on Big Data: Talend Connect provides an ideal opportunity to discover the leading innovations and best operating practices of Big Data. Talend's activity in this area continues to be a major driver of growth for the company. After recording a 78% increase in sales in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same quarter in 2014, Talend continued its growth during the first half of 2015, with the number of annual renewable contracts increasing by 66%. This increase was marked by a 92% hike in the number of new customers for Big Data solutions.
Talend has quickly established itself as the integration industry leader. This is demonstrated in how quickly Talend's solutions receive certification by leading Hadoop distributors – Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR and AWS. Beyond Hadoop, Talend also benefits from strategic and technology partnerships with leaders like MongoDB, DataStax, Teradata and Vertica, to name a few.
Talend Data Master Awards
The winners of the first-ever Talend Data Masters Awards will be announced at Talend Connect. Talend Data Master Awards is a program designed to highlight and reward the most innovative uses of Talend solutions. The winners will be selected based on a range of criteria including market impact and innovation, project scale and complexity, Big Data technology usage and the overall business value achieved. Awards will be given across a number of different project categories including Master Data Management (MDM), Data Integration, Big Data, Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and Data Quality.
Finalists are being selected from over 1,700 Talend customers worldwide representing the public and private sectors and working with market distribution, finance, health and industrial products.
Special Thanks to Our Supporters
Talend Connect benefits from the support of Keyrus, CGI, Business & Decision, EXL Group, Edis JEMS Group, Micropole, Microstrategy, MapR, Synaltic, Accenture, Smile, Cloudera and Sopra Steria, the sponsors of the 2015 Paris event.
I am very excited about welcoming users, customers and all the members of the community to the next French session of Talend Connect. Around 300 users and customers are expected this year, and we hope you'll be among them!