From its inception back in 2005 to today, Talend has always sought to be a different kind of data integration company – one rooted in open source to provide our customers with greater choice and flexibility and not afraid to change and embrace new innovations, such as multi-cloud and hybrid support and native integration with serverless cloud platforms. It gives us great pleasure to announce that Gartner is recognizing Talend as a leader for the fourth time in a row in their 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools, which we believe validates our vision and market impact.
Talend has been able to sustain its place as a market leader by focusing on where data integration and data management are headed rather than where they’ve been. Earlier this year, Gartner identified “Top 10 Data and Analytics Trends for 2019.” Of the ten trends, two, in particular, pertain to data integration and management. They are: (1) the implementation of a data fabric for access and sharing of data; and (2) augmented data management utilizing ML and AI, for tasks such as data quality, metadata management, and data integration. (See, Gartner Identifies Top 10 Data and Analytics Trends for 2019, Trend Nos. 2 and 6, February 18, 2019).
Both of these, along with a laser focus on cloud – deployment of Talend in the Cloud, as well as support for hybrid and multi-cloud environments, have been key areas of emphasis for Talend for the last several years. We have continued to build Talend Data Fabric, our unified environment for data integration, governance, and sharing, on-premise and in the Cloud. And, we have also progressively added more and more ML-based capabilities to automate data quality tasks, make data pipelines more intelligent, and enable more non-technology users to gain self-service access to data.
It is this focus on continuous improvement and a willingness to change and change quickly that has helped Talend become a firmly established data integration leader in a short period of time.
The Evolution of Data Integration: Hybrid Cloud, Augmented Automation, APIs, Governance, and More
Today, the amount of data is growing year after year. And this data is increasingly moving to the Cloud. This, combined with increasing processing power, is providing organizations with vast opportunities to take advantage of their data – from ML and AI-powered analytics to optimize operations, improve forecasting, and enhance customer experiences, to deploying data hubs for greater internal and external sharing of data, and to the reduction of costs through deployment of native serverless cloud platforms.
According to Gartner, to be considered a leader in this environment, a vendor needs to have a strong vision and ability to execute and a data integration solution that: supports and combines a full range of data delivery styles for both traditional and modern integration use cases, has advanced metadata capabilities with design assistance and ML over active metadata to support design and implementation automation, includes integrated data and application integration as well as hybrid and multi-cloud integration, and has the ability to be efficiently deployed across many locations.
Best of Both Worlds Approach Makes Talend a Different Kind of Leader
Data integration is messy and complicated. Our customers have data on-premises and across multiple cloud environments. They are looking to move to native serverless cloud platforms to reduce costs and integrate ML and AI into their operations and analytics to increase efficiencies and improve decision making. And, they want to become more data-driven and allow self-service access to data for both internal and external users. As Gartner indicates, vendors who can make this process easier and less complicated are the ones who are going to remain leaders in the data integration tools market.
At Talend, we have adopted a best-of-both-worlds approach to meet our customers’ needs and simplify their lives. We want to make sure that they can deliver data they can trust at the speed they need to succeed.
We have invested heavily in our Talend Data Fabric, which provides complete data integration and data governance. With a single, unified environment that delivers data ingestion, data integration, data preparation, data catalog, data stewardship, data quality, and API management capabilities, our customers do not have to learn multiple tools or deal with multiple support organizations. They can confidently deliver the data their constituents need with both speed and trust. We have also focused greatly on the Cloud and provide the ideal solution for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments with native support for cloud deployments and cloud-to-cloud integration. And, we deliver an enterprise solution with open source roots and commitment. This enables us to deliver extensive and faster adoption of innovative technologies while providing our customers with the benefit of a dedicate user community committed to support and development.
We believe that our best-of-both-worlds approach – making our customers’ lives easier by providing a single, adaptable solution that is not bogged down by legacy technology or optimized for a single environment – has been a key reason for our success. We are confident that our focus on the future and willingness to change and adapt are ideally suited to the constantly evolving data integration and management market. We encourage you to download a copy of the Gartner report and try Talend for yourself.