Talend ETL review
The free, open-source Talend Open Studio makes it easy to round up data, tweak it en masse, and load it into target systems such as databases and enterprise applications.
Talend Open Studio is built on top of the Eclipse platform, which made the product’s interface somewhat familiar to me right from the start.
Licensed under the GPL and available for free download at www.talend.com, Talend Open Studio is a powerful tool in its own right. But for larger data integration projects, organizations can tap Talend Integration Suite, a subscription-based version of the product that adds technical support and additional capabilities intended to support large teams and deployments.
Pricing for Talend Integration Suite starts
at $4,000 per developer seat per year. Talend offers other editions that target improved parallel processing and real-time performance. (For the full lineup of Talend data integration products, go to here.)
Why choose Talend for your data project ?
- Talend is an open-source data integration tool (with the full suite , ESB , MDM , BPM , DQ).
- It uses a code-generating approach. Uses a GUI, but within Eclipse RC, with an intuitive use
- Very large community , and more than 800 connectors ( the biggest connectors library )
- It has the biggest ETL community and many finance companies and investors supporting it.
- It generates java code which you later run on your server / deploy using manual or automatic
- It has data quality features: from its own GUI, writing more customised SQL queries and Java.
- It can run on remote and on local and the jobs can be used as java executable jars independently
- it has a on premise and Cloud version
- its mature and up to date on Big data technologies ( i.e Spark, Hive , AWS ..etc )
- Fairly priced and has subscription model independent from your project size.