Open source in name only - This software is total bait and switch
Malcolm O'Callaghan | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 04, 2020

Open source in name only - This software is total bait and switch

Score 1 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Talend Data Integration

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
  • Maintenance is very costly

Do you think Talend Data Integration delivers good value for the price?

No

Are you happy with Talend Data Integration's feature set?

No

Did Talend Data Integration live up to sales and marketing promises?

No

Did implementation of Talend Data Integration go as expected?

No

Would you buy Talend Data Integration again?

No

I am currently looking for a more flexible tool which fits into a more traditional software development environment.

Talend Data Integration Feature Ratings

Connect to traditional data sources
10
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
10
Simple transformations
10
Complex transformations
10
Data model creation
Not Rated
Metadata management
Not Rated
Business rules and workflow
Not Rated
Collaboration
1
Testing and debugging
2
feature 1
Not Rated
Integration with data quality tools
Not Rated
Integration with MDM tools
Not Rated