Talend, a maker of open-source integration solutions, has launched the Talend ESB Standard Edition, an enterprise service bus based on Apache Camel.
integration software maker Talend has announced a new unified platform for data
services, the Talend Enterprise Service bus.
Users of the
new Talend ESB benefit from a unified platform with a common development,
deployment and monitoring environment for both data management and application
integration. The new Talend ESB Standard Edition is an open-source enterprise
service bus that serves as a key component of the unified platform for data
services. Talend also announced the latest version of its data integration,
data quality and MDM (master data management) solutions, which now deliver an
advanced set of data-oriented services when used in combination with Talend
officials said the new unified platform provides a common environment for users
to manage the entire lifecycle of a data service. It includes a graphical
user interface for development, a deployment mechanism and runtime environment
for operations and a monitoring console for management-all built on top of a
shared metadata repository, the company said. By offering a common toolset
for both data and application integration needs, the unified platform shortens
the time to deployment for integration solutions by eliminating the need to
learn multiple tools and environments, Talend officials added.
"The role and
impact of integration has shifted due in large part to major trends such as
cloud and managing massive data sets," Fabrice Bonan, co-founder and chief
operating officer at Talend, said in a statement. "As a result, a more
comprehensive and managed approach to integration is required and the tools
that support enterprise integration need to be usable by more types of workers.
This democratization of IT is rapidly progressing into the traditionally
complex and isolated worlds of application and data integration. Through the
Talend unified platform, customers will be able to benefit from a flexible and
open architecture that will allow them to rapidly take advantage of more
applications and data resources than ever before."
officials said the company continues to democratize the integration market by
making the ESB more affordable, accessible and easier to use with the addition
of Talend's ESB Standard Edition. A core component of the unified platform
for data services, Talend ESB includes messaging, Web services, mediation and
adapters in an open and standards-based offering used to integrate distributed
systems across functional, enterprise and geographic boundaries.
The Talend ESB
is powered by leading Apache open-source integration projects such as Apache
CXF, Apache Camel and Apache ActiveMQ. It is a versatile and flexible ESB that
enables organizations to address most any integration challenge, from simple
departmental projects to complex, heterogeneous IT environments.
The release of
Talend ESB Standard Edition includes a service locator, service activity
monitoring and a security token service framework. The new release of the
Talend data management products include new XML data mapping and transformation
capabilities, dedicated components to integrate Talend ESB, and direct
generation of Talend Jobs inside Talend ESB from within the OSGi container.
With these new features, Talend's Data Integration, Data Quality and Master
Data Management solutions, when used in combination with Talend ESB through the
unified platform, provide data-integration services, data-quality services and
master data services.
have been struggling for years to keep pace with an ever-increasing amount of
systems that must be integrated, an issue being even more exacerbated by the
need of synchronizing -on premises' and -in the cloud' resources," said Massimo
Pezzini, vice president at Gartner. "Enterprises adopting a holistic approach
to application and data integration are best positioned to successfully respond
to these challenges."
announcement, Talend offers a unified platform for data services, making it
easier to synchronize data between operational applications and across
enterprise boundaries. Talend's data services free data management processes
that are traditionally bound to specific applications by abstracting them as
standards-based services that can be reused by other applications, the company
said. The reuse of data services across multiple applications maximizes the
value of initial investments in standalone data integration solutions.
Standard Edition, Talend Open Studio, Talend Open Profiler and Talend MDM
Community Edition are available immediately. Provided under open-source
licenses, they can be downloaded freely from Talend's Web site at http://www.talend.com/download.php.
Commercial editions are also available through Talend's sales and distribution
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