Apache Spark vs. Talend Data Integration

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apache Spark
Score 8.6 out of 10
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Talend Data Integration
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
The Talend Integration Suite, from Talend, is a set of tools for data integration.N/A
Pricing
Apache SparkTalend Data Integration
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Apache SparkTalend Data Integration
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Apache SparkTalend Data Integration
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Apache Spark
-
Ratings
Talend Data Integration
8.2
9 Ratings
2% below category average
Connect to traditional data sources00 Ratings8.99 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL00 Ratings7.68 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Apache Spark
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Ratings
Talend Data Integration
8.9
9 Ratings
6% above category average
Simple transformations00 Ratings8.99 Ratings
Complex transformations00 Ratings8.99 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Apache Spark
-
Ratings
Talend Data Integration
7.9
9 Ratings
3% below category average
Data model creation00 Ratings7.28 Ratings
Metadata management00 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Business rules and workflow00 Ratings8.87 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings5.48 Ratings
Testing and debugging00 Ratings8.89 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Apache Spark
-
Ratings
Talend Data Integration
7.8
8 Ratings
6% below category average
Integration with data quality tools00 Ratings7.68 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools00 Ratings8.08 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apache SparkTalend Data Integration
Likelihood to Recommend
9.8
(24 ratings)
8.3
(18 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(3 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.7
(4 ratings)
6.6
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache SparkTalend Data Integration
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
Well suited: To most of the local run of datasets and non-prod systems - scalability is not a problem at all. Including data from multiple types of data sources is an added advantage. MLlib is a decently nice built-in library that can be used for most of the ML tasks. Less appropriate: We had to work on a RecSys where the music dataset that we used was around 300+Gb in size. We faced memory-based issues. Few times we also got memory errors. Also the MLlib library does not have support for advanced analytics and deep-learning frameworks support. Understanding the internals of the working of Apache Spark for beginners is highly not possible.
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Qlik
The same way you design data integration job can be used to design services. It is easy to enhance by custom components and can adapt to all requirements. Talend Data Integration connects to [a] multitude of data sources and streaming service. Very easy interface to design complex applications without spending much time on coding. Easy to learn and master. Talend constantly strives to better itself by adding more features and functionalities.
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Pros
Apache
  • Apache Spark makes processing very large data sets possible. It handles these data sets in a fairly quick manner.
  • Apache Spark does a fairly good job implementing machine learning models for larger data sets.
  • Apache Spark seems to be a rapidly advancing software, with the new features making the software ever more straight-forward to use.
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Qlik
  • We used Talend to ETLing the data from myriad sources such Oracle Database, Clarify, Salesforce, Sugar CRM, SQL DB, MQ, Stibo Step, FTP, Netezza, and Files.
  • We leverage Talend transformation capabilities for stitching the data , unions and join
  • We successfully created the final unified set that can be used by business
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Cons
Apache
  • Memory management. Very weak on that.
  • PySpark not as robust as scala with spark.
  • spark master HA is needed. Not as HA as it should be.
  • Locality should not be a necessity, but does help improvement. But would prefer no locality
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Qlik
  • Pricing for sure can be the area for improvement.
  • Real time processing is slow as compared to other tools like Abinitio.
  • While developing batches, it crashes a lot. It may be the issue with me, but I wanted to highlight it.
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Likelihood to Renew
Apache
Capacity of computing data in cluster and fast speed.
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Qlik
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Usability
Apache
The only thing I dislike about spark's usability is the learning curve, there are many actions and transformations, however, its wide-range of uses for ETL processing, facility to integrate and it's multi-language support make this library a powerhouse for your data science solutions. It has especially aided us with its lightning-fast processing times.
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Qlik
We use Talend Data Integration day in and day out. It is the best and easiest tool to jump on to and use. We can build a basic integration super-fast. We could build basic integrations as fast as within the hour. It is also easy to build transformations and use Java to perform some operations.
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Support Rating
Apache
1. It integrates very well with scala or python. 2. It's very easy to understand SQL interoperability. 3. Apache is way faster than the other competitive technologies. 4. The support from the Apache community is very huge for Spark. 5. Execution times are faster as compared to others. 6. There are a large number of forums available for Apache Spark. 7. The code availability for Apache Spark is simpler and easy to gain access to. 8. Many organizations use Apache Spark, so many solutions are available for existing applications.
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Qlik
Good support, specially when it relates to PROD environment. The support team has access to the product development team. Things are internally escalated to development team if there is a bug encountered. This helps the customer to get quick fix or patch designed for problem exceptions. I have also seen support showing their willingness to help develop custom connector for a newly available cloud based big data solution
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Alternatives Considered
Apache
All the above systems work quite well on big data transformations whereas Spark really shines with its bigger API support and its ability to read from and write to multiple data sources. Using Spark one can easily switch between declarative versus imperative versus functional type programming easily based on the situation. Also it doesn't need special data ingestion or indexing pre-processing like Presto. Combining it with Jupyter Notebooks (https://github.com/jupyter-incubator/sparkmagic), one can develop the Spark code in an interactive manner in Scala or Python
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Qlik
In comparison with the other ETLs I used, Talend is more flexible than Data Services (where you cannot create complex commands). It is similar to Datastage speaking about commands and interfaces. It is more user-friendly than ODI, which has a metadata point of view on its own, while Talend is more classic. It has both on-prem and cloud approaches, while Matillion is only cloud-based.
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Return on Investment
Apache
  • Faster turn around on feature development, we have seen a noticeable improvement in our agile development since using Spark.
  • Easy adoption, having multiple departments use the same underlying technology even if the use cases are very different allows for more commonality amongst applications which definitely makes the operations team happy.
  • Performance, we have been able to make some applications run over 20x faster since switching to Spark. This has saved us time, headaches, and operating costs.
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Qlik
  • It’s only been a positive RoI with Talend given we’ve interfaced large datasets between critical on-Prem and cloud-native apps to efficiently run our business operations.
  • 40K+ plots data, covering 1K+ crop varieties.
  • 3K+ Customer & their credit data, 3K+ product inventory & pricing.
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