Talend Introduces Rapid, Flexible, Open Source Master Data Management Solution

Talend Offers First Comprehensive Solution for Data Integration, Data Quality, Master Data and Data Stewardship Built on a Single Platform

LOS ALTOS, Calif.--()--Talend, the recognized market leader in open source data integration software, today announced the availability of the first open source Master Data Management (MDM) solution. With the launch, Talend is democratizing the MDM market with an affordable, open source alternative to cost-prohibitive and disjointed proprietary technologies. Talend’s comprehensive MDM technology enables organizations to quickly implement an enterprise-wide master data hub and ensure consistent, uniform control of any master data across the organization.

To meet strategic business objectives, organizations must streamline processes, create new revenue opportunities, reduce costs and facilitate company growth. High-quality master data is extremely valuable when it is available to enterprise business processes and analytics; however, implementing a master data project is often challenging, architecturally complex, time intensive and expensive. “As user organizations gear up for the economic recovery, they still need to maintain vigilance on costs, so we expect to see continuing downward price pressures in the MDM market,” said John Radcliffe, research vice president at Gartner. “2010 will see new entrants to the MDM market, bringing in different business models and pricing structures. They will start to offer alternatives to resource constrained organizations wanting to kick off MDM initiatives.”

Talend MDM represents a fundamental shift in the MDM market. It is the first comprehensive solution for data integration, data quality, master data and data stewardship built on a single platform and available at a fraction of the cost of traditionally complex and dissociated solutions. This approach accelerates and simplifies MDM implementations while providing flexibility to expand its value over time. Talend MDM’s unique data model allows organizations to immediately model and master any data domain, beyond customer and product and systematically improve data quality across enterprise systems. The solution reduces complexity and provides the necessary data stewardship tools that help teams efficiently collaborate on master data and meet data governance requirements.

Bolloré Africa Logistics™, the leading integrated logistics network in Africa, established for more than 50 years in 41 countries is an early adopter of Talend MDM. “We have chosen the Talend MDM product to meet our unique requirements for mastering and integrating our critical business data, in order to align our field offices and create more efficient processes across our operations on the African continent,” said Thomas Darbois, CIO of Bolloré Africa Logistics. “When in production, we will benefit from the flexibility and the performance of the solution, in order to manage all the various activities across our network. The unique approach of configuring data integration, data quality and master data management in a single environment, and the integration of the solution, aims to reduce our deployment times and increase our leadership.”

Key features of Talend’s new MDM open source software include:

  • Active Data Model
    Talend’s Active Data Model allows organizations to immediately model and master any data domain, beyond predefined models for set domains. It is the center of the master data implementation and drives integration, quality and lifecycle of the master data.
  • Domain Driven Integration
    Talend MDM uses data model driven events to drive when and where data is synchronized, augmented or distributed. A graphical tool provides over 400 proven components and connectors to build integration processes for the master data.
  • Master Data Quality
    The Active Data Model allows users to validate, resolve and augment master data. The solution delivers a robust data profiling tool and provides components for name and address standardization, callouts to external standardization services and augmentation routines.
  • Data Stewardship
    The collaborative interface provides a set of tools for a team to collaborate on and create a trusted and reliable set of master data and the appropriate stewardship tools to manage the process of updating and managing the master data through a lifecycle.
  • Talend Studio
    Talend Studio provides a single platform for managing the data model, configuring integration, administering data quality and creating stewardship workflows to enable rapid implementation and to simplify management.

“Today, master data management is a discipline that only the largest companies can afford to deploy, and even some of those are freezing their roll-outs due to high perceived entry costs,” said Raphaël Benoliel, director of the enterprise information management business unit of Business & Decision, a leading Systems Integrator in the data management field. “Talend has proven their ability to transform the data integration and data quality markets into a volume business with their innovative and cost-effective solutions. We now believe that the MDM market is ready to go mainstream and welcome Talend MDM as a critical solution to bring enterprise-grade or domain-specific MDM to a larger number of companies.”

“Talend’s mission is to provide companies with breakthrough open source data management solutions and MDM is a giant step forward,” said Bertrand Diard, co-founder and CEO of Talend. “Within the last year, we have seen a landslide of large companies adopting open source technologies to rationalize their IT deployments, as well as smaller organizations finally getting the budgetary means to adopt consistent and optimized data management for the first time. Open source drives innovation and Talend will continue to lead the market with the goal of offering the best solutions to our customers.”

Talend MDM is available immediately and exists in two editions. Talend MDM Community Edition is provided under the GPL license and can be downloaded at no charge from http://www.talend.com/download.php. Talend MDM Enterprise Edition is provided under a subscription license. For more information, please visit http://www.talend.com.

About Talend

Talend is the recognized market leader in open source data integration. More than 1,000 paying customers around the globe, including Yahoo!, Virgin Mobile, Sony and Swiss Life, use the Talend Integration Suite of products and services to optimize the costs of data integration, ETL and data quality. With more than seven million lifetime downloads and 1.5 million core product downloads, Talend’s solutions are the most widely used and deployed data integration solutions in the world. The company has major offices in North America, Europe and Asia, and a global network of technical and services partners. For more information, please visit http://www.talend.com.

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Contacts

Talend
Yves de Montcheuil
press@talend.com
or
Schwartz Communications
Britt Gottlieb, 415-512-0770
talend@schwartz-pr.com