Talend ETL & Data Integration

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Author: Daan van Beek MSc
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Below we present an abstract of our independent ETL & Data Integration survey of the software vendor Talend and its product portfolio (such as Talend Data Fabric, Talend Open Studio and Talend Data Catalog). Talend ETL & Data Integration scores better in our survey than Tibco but slightly worse than Qlik. Of all the categories in our research, Talend scored the highest on self-service integration and scored the worst in master data management. Within the context of ETL & Data Integration, we have researched the pros and cons of Talend Data Integration, and present them by component (DI, extract transform load, data replication and data quality). We also display the key functionalities of the software products like Talend Data Fabric, Talend Open Studio and Talend Data Catalog et cetera.

How does Talend ETL & Data Integration perform on different parts?

In our study we also inspected all relevant products of Talend software. We evaluated Talend ETL & Data Integration on no less than 290 criteria. The bar graph below shows the strengths and weaknesses of Talend Data Integration, compared to key competitors. Please note that Passionned Group is 100% independent of the software vendors in our research. We do not sell software licenses, we do not make deals or have any legal ties to the vendor. Among other things, we help and advise organizations in selecting the right ETL & Data Integration platform.

Score of Talend Data Integration software.Figure 1: Strength-weakness analysis of the supplier Talend ETL & Data Integration. A maximum of 100% can be obtained. Reference: the ETL & Data Integration Guide 2024. Do you need additional information about our research? Check out our buyers guide for ETL & Data Integration.

The Talend analysis was made possible by tapping into a lot of public big data and from there it was thoroughly analyzed. More than 2,432 documents were analyzed for this vendor. In this analysis process both algorithms and the critical eye of a senior Data Integration expert played a key role in finalizing the validation process.Talend in our ETL & Data Integration Guide 2024 Image of Talend in our ETL & Data Integration Guide 2024In our 100% vendor-neutral ETL & Data Integration Guide we have researched all the ins and outs of Talend for you. You will get access to many (short) courses, tutorials, tech talks, lectures, demos, and so on and always have the latest ETL & Data Integration news at your fingertips. Our guide will also help you in to further develop your expertise in ETL & Data Integration.view the ETL & Data Integration Guide

Talend and their complete ETL & Data Integration product portfolio

The vendor Talend has (a minimum of) 15 products in the field of ETL & Data Integration. Based on relevance we list the products of Talend below:

What is Talend Data Integration?

In this paragraph, we describe Talend Data Integration, including some of its features and any related products. This product group consists of Talend Data Fabric, Talend Open Studio, Talend Data Catalog, Talend Data Preparation, Talend Data Management, Talend Data Quality, Talend Cloud Integration, Talend Pipeline Designer, Talend Cloud Data Integration, Talend Administration Center, Talend Administrator Center, Talend CDC, Talend Metadata Manager and Talend Data Console. The product Talend Data Integration can be best characterized by the following features:

  • apache
  • AWS
  • big data
  • data integration
  • data mapping
  • data pipelines
  • data warehouse
  • ETL
  • open source
  • sql server

Do you want to know everything about all elements (100+) of Talend Data Integration? Then download our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2024 here.

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Talend Data Integration in action
Figure 2, 3 and 4: Several images show the operation of Talend Data Integration. Click on an image to magnify. Credits: Talend & partners.

What is Talend Data Fabric?

In this section, we report the (main) characteristics of Talend Data Fabric, including some of its features and any related products. Talend Data Fabric can be best characterized by the following features:

  • API
  • AWS
  • big data
  • data cleansing
  • data integration
  • data integration platform
  • data integrity
  • data management
  • data quality
  • PDF

Do you want to know the intricacies of all elements (100+) of Talend Data Fabric? Download the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2024 here.

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Talend Data Fabric in action
Figure 5, 6 and 7: Several images show the operation of Talend Data Fabric. Click on the image to make it bigger. Credits: Talend & partners.

What is Talend Open Studio?

This product is also known as: Talend Studio

Under this heading, we report the (main) characteristics of Talend Open Studio, including some of its features and any related products. The Talend Open Studio can be best defined by the following properties:

  • AWS
  • big data
  • data integration
  • data pipelines
  • ELT
  • ETL
  • hadoop
  • nosql
  • open source
  • sql server

Do you want to know everything about all the functionalities (100+) of Talend Open Studio? Download the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2024 here.

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Talend Open Studio in action
Figure 8, 9 and 10: Overlying figures show the operation of Talend Open Studio. Click on an image to enlarge it. Credits: Talend & partners.

What is Talend Data Catalog?

We don’t reveal everything here but, in this paragraph, we display the details of Talend Data Catalog, including some of its features and any related products. This product / group of products can be defined by the following characteristics:

  • apache
  • big data
  • data catalog
  • data governance
  • data pipelines
  • ETL
  • ETL processes
  • JDBC
  • metadata
  • metadata management

Are you curious about all the functions (100+) of Talend Data Catalog? Then order the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2024 here.

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Talend Data Catalog in action
Figure 11, 12 and 13: Overlying images illustrate the functionality of Talend Data Catalog. Click on an image to enlarge it. Credits: Talend & partners.

What is Talend Data Preparation?

In this part, we give you insight in the key behaviors of Talend Data Preparation, including some of its features and any related products. The product Talend Data Preparation can be defined by the following functionalities:

  • big data
  • data governance
  • data ingestion
  • data integration
  • data management
  • data profiling
  • data quality
  • ETL
  • inner join
  • windows

Do you want to know the intricacies of all properties (100+) of Talend Data Preparation? Then download our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2024 here.

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Talend Data Preparation in action
Figure 14, 15 and 16: Overlying images illustrate the functionality of Talend Data Preparation. Click on the image to make it bigger. Credits: Talend & partners.

What is Talend Data Management?

We do not display here all the features but, in this paragraph, we describe Talend Data Management, including some of its features and any related products. Talend Data Management can be best characterized by the following features:

  • AWS
  • big data
  • data integration
  • data management
  • data profiling
  • data quality
  • ETL
  • master data
  • master data management
  • metadata

Are you curious about all features (100+) of Talend Data Management? Download the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2024 here.

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Talend Data Management in action
Figure 17, 18 and 19: Overlying images illustrate the functionality of Talend Data Management. Click on an image to enlarge it. Credits: Talend & partners.

What is Talend Data Quality?

In this section, we portrait Talend Data Quality, including some of its features and any related products. This product / group of products can be best characterized by the following characteristics:

  • data integration
  • data integration platform
  • data profiling
  • data quality
  • data quality analysis
  • data quality issues
  • data sources
  • metadata
  • metadata repository
  • open source

Are you now curious about all the functionalities (100+) of Talend Data Quality? In that case order the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2024 here.

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Talend Data Quality in action
Figure 20, 21 and 22: These three images give a first impression of Talend Data Quality. Click on an image to make it bigger. Credits: Talend & partners.

What is Talend Cloud Integration?

Under this heading, we report the (main) characteristics of Talend Cloud Integration, including some of its features and any related products. This product / group of products can be characterized by the following characteristics:

  • API
  • AWS
  • big data
  • cloud data integration
  • data governance
  • data integration
  • data integrity
  • data management
  • data quality
  • data warehouse

Do you want to know the intricacies of all properties (100+) of Talend Cloud Integration? Download the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2024 here.

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Talend Cloud Integration in action
Figure 23, 24 and 25: Overlying figures show the operation of Talend Cloud Integration. Click on an image to enlarge it. Credits: Talend & partners.

What is Talend Pipeline Designer?

Under this heading, we provide a description of Talend Pipeline Designer, including some of its features and any related products. The Talend Pipeline Designer can be best defined by the following properties:

  • big data
  • cloud data integration
  • data integration
  • data pipelines
  • data quality
  • data warehouse
  • ETL
  • FTP
  • JSON
  • streaming data

Are you now curious about all elements (100+) of Talend Pipeline Designer? Then order the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2024 here.

Screen shot of Talend Pipeline Designer software.
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Talend Pipeline Designer in action
Figure 26, 27 and 28: Various figures show the operation of Talend Pipeline Designer. Click on an image to enlarge it. Credits: Talend & partners.

What is Talend Cloud Data Integration?

In this paragraph, we describe Talend Cloud Data Integration, including some of its features and any related products. This product can be best characterized by the following functionalities:

  • AWS
  • big data
  • cloud data integration
  • data governance
  • data integration
  • data management
  • data quality
  • ELT
  • ETL
  • scheduling

Do you want to know the intricacies of all the functions (100+) of Talend Cloud Data Integration? In that case order the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2024 here.

Screen shot of Talend Cloud Data Integration software.
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Talend Cloud Data Integration in action
Figure 29, 30 and 31: Several images show the operation of Talend Cloud Data Integration. Click on the image to enlarge it. Credits: Talend & partners.

What is Talend Administration Center?

In this section, we portrait Talend Administration Center, including some of its features and any related products. This product can be best defined by the following characteristics:

  • apache
  • authentication
  • AWS
  • big data
  • business rules
  • data integration
  • data management
  • GIT
  • hadoop
  • sandbox

Are you curious about all features (100+) of Talend Administration Center? Then order the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2024 here.

Screen shot of Talend Administration Center software.
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Talend Administration Center in action
Figure 32, 33 and 34: Overlying images illustrate the functionality of Talend Administration Center. Click on the image to make it bigger. Credits: Talend & partners.

What is Talend Administrator Center?

Under this heading, we provide a description of Talend Administrator Center, including some of its features and any related products. This product can be characterized by the following functionalities:

  • API
  • business rules
  • data governance
  • data integration
  • ETL
  • ETL jobs
  • GIT
  • JDBC
  • open source
  • sandbox

Are you curious about all elements (100+) of Talend Administrator Center? Download directly our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2024 here.

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Talend Administrator Center in action
Figure 35, 36 and 37: These three images give a first impression of Talend Administrator Center. Click on an image to enlarge it. Credits: Talend & partners.

What is Talend CDC?

In this paragraph, we provide a description of Talend CDC, including some of its features and any related products. Talend CDC can be best defined by the following functionalities:

  • API
  • big data
  • CDC
  • data integration
  • data integrity
  • data migration
  • data replication
  • ETL
  • postgresql
  • real time

Are you curious about all features (100+) of Talend CDC? In that case open the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2024 here.

What is Talend Metadata Manager?

In this paragraph, we report the (main) characteristics of Talend Metadata Manager, including some of its features and any related products. The Talend Metadata Manager can be characterized by the following features:

  • big data
  • big data governance
  • data catalog
  • data governance
  • data integration
  • ETL
  • hadoop
  • metadata
  • metadata management
  • PDF

Do you want to know the intricacies of all characteristics (100+) of Talend Metadata Manager? Open the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2024 here.

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Talend Metadata Manager in action
Figure 38, 39 and 40: Overlying figures show the operation of Talend Metadata Manager. Click on an image to enlarge it. Credits: Talend & partners.

What is Talend Data Console?

We don’t reveal everything here but, in this paragraph, we describe the key elements of Talend Data Console, including some of its features and any related products. The product Talend Data Console can be characterized by the following properties:

  • AWS
  • big data
  • data management
  • data quality
  • data sources
  • jira

Do you want to know everything about all elements (100+) of Talend Data Console? In that case open the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2024 here.

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Talend Data Console in action
Figure 41, 42 and 43: Overlying figures show the operation of Talend Data Console. Click on the image to enlarge it. Credits: Talend & partners.

The latest innovations of Talend Data Integration-tools and the version history

Over time, Talend has seen a stable evolution when it comes to ETL & Data Integration functionality and support for various platforms and data sources. The latest added ‘gadgets’ are in the areas of > self-service integration, data integration > cloud-native data integration and self-service integration > self-service data cleansing.

We investigated Talend’s latest updates of its complete ETL & Data Integration proposition. Below you can see the successive versions of all the known versions of the ETL & Data Integration products of Talend:

  • Talend Data Catalog: 8
  • Talend Data Integration: Studio v8 Data integration 7 Data integration 6 6.3
  • Talend Data Preparation: 2.5.1
  • Talend Metadata Manager: 7 6
  • Talend Open Studio: 2023 8.0.1 8 7.4.1 7.3.1 7.0
  • Talend Studio: 5

Behind each product we mention the version numbers, the most recent updates are listed first.

Can you easily determine the licensing costs of Talend Data Fabric, Talend Open Studio and Talend Data Catalog?

In many cases, it can be difficult to determine the licensing costs of Talend ETL & Data Integration because it depends on the country, the number of users (and/or the number of cores if you want to run it on a server), the connectors to data sources, and at what point in the year you request a quote. If you request a quote just before the end of the fiscal period of Talend, you can probably get a decent reduction in the license cost. In addition, nowadays it is recommended running the software in the cloud, you only pay for the actual use. The purchase cost of Talend Data Fabric, Talend Open Studio and Talend Data Catalog may not be the most important costs, but maintenance and support of course do limit your future investment scope.

What makes Talend ETL & Data Integration innovative

In our study, we see that Talend in the field of ETL & Data Integration software has a number of specific features which emerged distinctively in our research. This makes Talend Data Integration more or less unique: self-service data cleansing, data flow lineage, job editor, data quality analysis and big data quality.

The advantages and disadvantages of Talend Data Integration

Tag cloud of the Talend Data Integration software.Figure 44: Tag cloud with the strength-weakness analysis of Talend ETL & Data Integration

In the following paragraphs, we name all the pros and cons of Talend ETL & Data Integration, Talend Data Fabric, Talend Open Studio and Talend Data Catalog, et cetera. This overview and scores are not rigid: Talend can currently work on developing new features (such as support for generative ai, interoperability and ole db). It may also be that a feature has not yet been adequately described.

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Leave a review about Talend ETL & Data Integration here. Your experiences can then come into consideration in an even more sophisticated assessment of the ratings of Talend Data Integration.

1. Talend Self-service Integration

100%

Talend has an excellent score in our objective ETL & Data Integration survey on the subject ‘Self-service Integration’ (for this section Talend comes out as the absolute market leader in our research), given that they score 100% on this, relative to other vendors. The following criteria were used: self-service data preparation, self-service data integration, self-service data management, self-service data warehouse, self-service data quality, self-service data cleansing and self-service data profiling. In total, we examined 8 features within this discipline. Would you like to go into more depth with the subject ‘Self-service Integration’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide.

2. Talend Data Management

90%

The company has an excellent score in our study on the subject ‘Data Management’. The score amounts to 90%, compared to other vendors. We considered the following factors: big data management and source table. In doing so, we analyzed the following two products: Talend Data Fabric and Talend Data Management. In total, we examined 71 features within this discipline. Are you planning to specialize further in the subject ‘Data Management’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide 2024. Or learn more about the following topics:

3. Talend Data Connectivity

90%

Talend has an excellent score in our study on the subject ‘Data Connectivity’, given that they score 90% on this, relative to other vendors. We considered the following factors: hadoop, ODBC, JDBC, PDF, teradata, amazon redshift and mongodb. In total, we examined 50 criteria within this section. Would you like to go into more depth with the subject ‘Data Connectivity’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide.

4. Talend Data Integration

86%

Talend has an excellent rating in our study on the subject ‘Data Integration’, given that they score 86% on this, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: data warehouse, data flow, data integrity, cloud data integration, data ingestion, enterprise data fabric and cloud-native data integration. In doing so, we investigated the following five products: Talend Open Studio, Talend Data Quality, Talend Data Integration, Talend Data Fabric and Talend Data Management. In total, we examined 167 features within this discipline. Would you like to become more proficient in the subject ‘Data Integration’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide. Or learn more about the following topics:

5. Talend Data Infrastructure

82%

Talend has an excellent score in our study on the subject ‘Data Infrastructure’ with a score of 82%, compared to other vendors. We used the following selection criteria: SDK, data virtualization, sandbox, data transfer, cloud platforms, serverless data integration service and serverless big data integration. In total, we examined 87 aspects in this category. Would you like to delve further into the subject ‘Data Infrastructure’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide.

6. Talend Metadata Management

82%

Talend has an excellent score in our 100% vendor-independent ETL & Data Integration survey on the subject ‘Metadata Management’. The company scores 82% on this topic, compared to other vendors. We considered the following factors: metadata, data catalog, data lineage, enterprise data catalog and metadata repository. In doing so, we studied the following products: Talend Metadata Manager. In total, we examined 7 selection criteria within this main theme. Are you planning to specialize further in the subject ‘Metadata Management’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Study. Or learn more about the following topics:

7. Talend Data Quality Management

73%

Talend has a good score in our 100% vendor-independent ETL & Data Integration survey on the section ‘Data Quality Management’, given that they score 73% on this, relative to other vendors. The following criteria were used: data quality, data profiling, data cleansing, data quality rules, address verification, financial data quality and data matching. In total, we examined 28 aspects in this category. Are you planning to specialize further in the subject ‘Data Quality Management’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide 2024.

8. Talend Data Replication

46%

The company has a moderate rating in our current ETL & Data Integration survey of the theme ‘Data Replication’. The score amounts to 46%, relative to other vendors. The following criteria were used: database replication and position-based replication. In doing so, we studied the following products: Talend CDC. In total, we examined 32 criteria within this section. Would you like to learn more about the subject ‘Data Replication’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide.

9. Talend Data Governance

42%

Talend has a moderate score in our independent ETL & Data Integration survey on the subject ‘Data Governance’. The score amounts to 42%, compared to other vendors. We used the following selection criteria: dataops, data protection, data privacy, test data, data anonymization and synthetic data. In doing so, we investigated the following products: Talend Metadata Manager. In total, we examined 16 criteria in this category. Would you like to delve further into the subject ‘Data Governance’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide 2024.

10. Talend Master Data Management

30%

Talend has a moderate performance in our 100% vendor-independent ETL & Data Integration survey of the theme ‘Master Data Management’. The company scores 30% on this topic, relative to other vendors. We used the following selection criteria: master data, MDG, master data integration, location data, master data quality, master data replication and employee master data. In doing so, we looked at the following products: Talend Data Management. In total, we examined 16 selection criteria within this main theme. Would you like to go into more depth with the subject ‘Master Data Management’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Study. Or learn more about the following topics:

Want to know more? Then order the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2024 here

The footprint of Talend ETL & Data Integration in different sectors

In our research, we also looked at which industries a software vendor specializes. These are the industries where Talend has the largest footprint: airlines, construction, energy, financial services, food, governments, health care, insurance, public sector, retail, telecom and universities.

Talend software is most used by…

The ETL & Data Integration software from Talend is most often mentioned in combination with the following function: data engineers.

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Courses and training Talend ETL & Data Integration

We organize various courses in the area of ETL & Data Integration but can also provide specific Talend training, for instance as incompany. We assist you in exploring the following software: Talend Data Fabric, Talend Open Studio and Talend Data Catalog. We make you completely familiar with the ideas of the intelligent, data-driven organization.

Final Verdict: Talend Data Integration scores high

Talend has a extensive product portfolio with which it scores high in our ETL & Data Integration survey. Talend ETL & Data Integration innovates (approximately) at an average rate of more than 15 features per year, is active (for now) in lots of different sectors, and is strongest in self-service integration.

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