Talend Data Integration Reviews

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May 02, 2021
Rodrigo Pérez Romero | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Talend Data Integration in Data Engineering and Profiling departments to develop ETL. We use it to move data from relational data bases to mongodb.
  • Data Transformation
  • Integration of various sources
  • It can use multiple type of data
  • More modules to integrate to more sources
  • Help from [the] Community
To develop ETL processes it is great if you want to have almost complete control on what happens to your data.
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March 04, 2020
Malcolm O'Callaghan | TrustRadius Reviewer
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The free version of this software is infuriating to use for anything but the most simple projects. There is no good way to implement source control without paying for the software which is outrageously expensive per seat. Talend uses the Eclipse environment but disables any useful functionality for development. They insert keys into every text file - these key values change constantly so using a source control system like Git is next to impossible. With some difficulty, you can set the application up so you can compare versions of your project side-by-side, but you can not copy Talend objects across instances of Talend and it is not possible to open two projects up at the same time in one instance.

Additionally, projects open in new versions of Talend - even minor updates - are completely incompatible with older versions. As a result, you get stuck on the lowest common version. In our case, that version was discontinued without notification from the open-source repository. Totally unacceptable.

Yes, the open-source version is free, but it is little more than a demo if you are going to do anything complex or mission critical. If you can not compare versions of projects with one another this tool is useless and they are really only using open source as a sales tool.
  • Data Transformation
  • Version Control
  • Search
  • Pricing
  • Logging
I am currently looking for a more flexible tool which fits into a more traditional software development environment.
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January 19, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Talend Data Integration is used across our organization. We perform Extract, Transform, and Load using Talend. We integrate various systems such as Oracle Database, Clarify, Salesforce, Sugar CRM, SQL DB, MQ, Stibo Step, FTP, Netezza, and Files using Talend Data Integration. We also migrate a lot of data between the system on a one-time basis.
  • The speed of migration is very good for a Free ETL tool.
  • The amount of components or connectors we have is impressive.
  • Talend Data Integration is not high available in the free version.
  • Talend support for sub-7 version on the latest MacBooks is not good.
Talend Data Integration is easy to use and learn. Talend Data Integration can perform bulk data migrations of up to a few million records without any issues. We have not tried it or had use case which required more than a few million records at a time. It works particularly well with databases and CRM software.
We have not purchased the licensed version of Talend Data Integration. That would have given us high availability and Cloud support we needed. The only support we have is a free online community on Talend Data Integration. It is very good and we often time find the answer to our questions fast and easily.
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December 19, 2017
Sanket Bharaswadkar | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We have a high amount of excel files coming in from different departments. They all have a different data structure. It was very difficult integrating all the types of data, with different data sizes. We used Talend to integrate data in one format. We had to perform data analysis, pattern recognition. It had a big impact on overall efficiency. We also found several bottlenecks, and narrowed our focus area.
  • data integration
  • support for different data sources
  • documentation
  • memory management
  • too technical for business users
  • IDE is slow
It is very useful for disparate data sources like Excel, Microsoft Access, SQL server or any relational database. Also, cases where you need data transformation, a lot of pre-processing, Talend is very good. Its tMap is very useful. It also has various transformers, and we can add custom logic for various data fields.
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September 28, 2016
Josep Coves Barreiro | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Talend is used to build a corporate data warehouse solution which centralizes all relevant company intel into a single repository. Talend is used for development only by the IT department (as expected) but the information it gathers is used for the whole company. The main problem which talend addresses is to unify different sources of intel by retrieving data from databases, files, web services, the internet, etc.
  • Reading for multiple sources: Any modern Database, Files, WebServices, etc.
  • Monitoring and scheduling task dependencies for data loading purposes.
  • Really useful to design a Data Warehouse, thanks to its built in components for design patterns like SCD, etc.
  • It's also useful to publish data interfaces via WebServices or REST.
  • Good and high qualified support team.
  • Connecting to various databases from classic Relational (MSSQL, Oracle, MySQL, etc.) to No-SQL Databases.
  • Well documented.
  • Community which provides plugins, etc.
  • Installation process of Integration Suite platform.
  • JAVA memory management. It's easy to get a memory overhead error, and you have to modify configuration files to increase memory manually.
  • Migration process.
It's perfect for data warehouse implementation.
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January 30, 2018
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Talend Data Integration is primarily used by the data warehousing team. While the management of data warehousing in handled by a single team, they work with data sourced from and sent to all departments across the entire organisation - this makes Talend Data Integration a critical software component for our use cases.
  • Easy to use interface
  • Designing jobs is very straightforward
  • Allows the use of custom components to suit specific needs
  • Syncing with Git should be made easier
  • Can face issues with certain big data spaces
  • Support find it difficult to resolve complex issues
If your organisation or department works regularly with ETL jobs or sources data from multiple locations and needs to integrate them to provide for better data compatibility, then Talend Data Integration is a great tool and I would strongly recommend it. This mostly applies to established corporations, and not startups as the licensing fee is quite high.
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October 06, 2016
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We use the big data edition of Talend Integration Suite. It is used by the Business Intelligence department for extract transform load (ETL). There are more than 400 jobs that pull data or push data from various sources. Talend is used to load data into the enterprise data warehouse. (EDW). I use the big data edition to pull data from hive cluster. There are complex sources like highly nested JSON and XML that can be easily parsed using Talend components. The best thing I like about Talend is the ease of use/debug and ease of deployment. Behind the scenes it uses Java coding, so whatever you do in the interface can be easily visible under code. Packaging and deployment of code is easy too in any environment (Windows or Mac or Linux) with any version of Java compatibility.
  • JSON parsing, if you are into highly nested JSON object parsing Talend has the ability to display the structure of JSON and allows you to define the extraction logic in the metadata. Same with XML source.
  • Customization, For mostly all ETL work you will have a component in Talend. And in case you have a very specific requirement you can end up easily designing a custom component that you can code and reuse and share with others.
  • Talend has a connectivity option to almost all the databases (relational or NOSQ)L and sources available. It also has generic JDBC/ ODBC drivers in case you need it.
  • I like the ease of deployment across environment (DEV and PROD) with the use of context variables.
  • The Talend Administration Console TAC is a great place to schedule and monitor your jobs. Probably the interface can be improved.
Talend as an ETL tool is robust and flexible because of the transparency of the behind the scene Java code. Developers can debug and optimize the code easily because of visibility. The big data component of talend makes it the IDE for working with file formats like JSON and log files.

Talend gives the ability to pull data using WSDL/API and also to make data available as REST API. Talend jobs are platform independent and can be deployed easily. IDE is eclipse based.
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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December 14, 2015
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Talend Integration Suite has been chosen as the enterprise data integration tool for our client. We were using Informatica Power Center before that. Currently we are recreating the existing power center mapping in Talend to decommission Informatica. All new projects are using Talend DI. Talend has data integration, big data integration, data profiling and master data management components which are widely used in our projects based upon the data requirements.
  • Its an open source tool.
  • Developers can add new customized components to Talend for specific needs.
  • It has low cost as compared to commercial data integration tools.
  • The enterprise version has an option for integrating a variety of data platforms and connects to variety of data sources.
  • To run a job, a developer need not upload it to the server, jobs can be run locally.
  • Data loading components for different databases can be improved further. Currently Greenplum target compenents or postgre data target components are not yielding high throughput,
  • Transformation components can be made visually more attractive and informative.
  • Syntax used in data transformation can be simplified.
Talend Integration is a complete data integration suite which can cater to departmental as well as enterprise data integration needs.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Connect to traditional data sources (8)
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL (7)
Simple transformations (8)
Complex transformations (8)
Data model creation (7)
Metadata management (7)
Business rules and workflow (6)
Collaboration (7)
Testing and debugging (8)
feature 1 (1)
Integration with data quality tools (7)
Integration with MDM tools (7)

What is Talend Data Integration?

The Talend Integration Suite, from Talend, is a set of tools for data integration.
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What is Talend Data Integration?

The Talend Integration Suite, from Talend, is a set of tools for data integration.

What is Talend Data Integration's best feature?

Reviewers rate Connect to traditional data sources and Simple transformations and Complex transformations highest, with a score of 10.

Who uses Talend Data Integration?

The most common users of Talend Data Integration are from Enterprises and the Computer Software industry.