This year’s Talend at AWS re:invent recap: Bigger, busier, and better than ever before
Whether you stopped by to visit us in person at AWS re:Invent last week or you planned on it but didn’t get a chance, here are some of the most important key points and takeaways:
Paving the way with ML and AI
An ever-present part of AWS re:Invent is Andy Jaffe announcing a seemingly endless list of new features and services and capabilities coming to customers, developers, and partners. It was very clear that AWS sees Machine Learning and AI as a critical path forward in 2020, as it focused a significant number of announcements on Amazon SageMaker, its managed service for machine learning modeling and deployment.
Talend gets in on the announcing, too
It was an event for big announcements, indeed. We were very pleased to announce that Talend Cloud is now available for purchase on the AWS Marketplace.
This is massive news! Now that both Talend Cloud and Talend’s Stitch Data Loader are available in AWS Marketplace, you will have access to incredible capabilities such as:
- Broad connectivity for on-premises, cloud, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments and support for over 70+ AWS services including Amazon Redshift, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon EMR, and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS)
- Built-in pervasive data quality to ensure trusted data and regulatory compliance
- Governed self-service apps, such as Pipeline Designer, Data Preparation, Data Stewardship, to democratize data and facilitate transition to cloud for data-driven organizations
- Predictable pricing (user-based) with pay-as-you-go options”
In our formal press release, Mike Pickett, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Ecosystems at Talend, highlights the importance of this business milestone by pointing out that, “[c]ustomers often want to purchase through AWS Marketplace, and this is an excellent opportunity to expand our footprint in the market.” Pickett expresses our commitment by adding, “We look forward to continuing to expand our relationship with AWS and providing a truly seamless experience for our customers using Talend Cloud in an AWS environment.”
Talend in more AWS programs
Adding to the excitement, we were also honored to announce that Talend is an inaugural participant and partner in two separate AWS programs:
1. Amazon Redshift Service Ready Program
The combination of Talend and Redshift has been used by many customers over the years. Talend has always made it easy for customers to not only move their data into Amazon Redshift, but to govern, clean, and organize that data on an on-going basis. Achieving the Amazon Redshift Ready partner designation means that Talend has been recognized for demonstrating successful integration with Amazon Redshift and is generally available and fully supported for AWS customers.
AWS has some exciting new features and capabilities coming, as announced during re:Invent, and we look forward to enhancing Talend to best leverage those features for our joint customers.
2. AWS Retail Competency designation
Achieving the AWS Retail Competency in the Advanced Retail Data Science Category differentiates Talend as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member that delivers highly specialized technical proficiency and possess deep AWS expertise to deliver solutions seamlessly on AWS. status. With over 50 shared customers between Talend and AWS in retail and consumer products, this designation only furthers our relationship.
Even if you couldn’t come by to visit us at re:Invent, with these great points, we hope you will be able to share that message with more people and encourage them to broaden their use of both Talend and AWS.