Talend ESB takes your interfaces to the Up to the Cloud
March 30, 2018

Talend ESB takes your interfaces to the Up to the Cloud

Jose Miguel Siu Navarro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Talend Enterprise Service Bus

We installed Talend ESB in a telecom company to fix the problem of multiple software interfaces with the BPM solution the customer chose. In this scenario, the BPM must interface with 8 different systems, from ERP, CRM, Invoice, Helpdesk, Finance, Credit Bureaus, Line activator, etc., and each one of these systems must interoperate between them as well. The solution was to implement an Interface Cloud (aka ESB) to provide a single point of communication, security, and monitoring.
  • Up to 900 connectors included in the license with no extra cost
  • Graphical UI to develop the Web Services
  • You can begin with the community version to evaluate or start implementing a very uncomplicated ESB
  • The Talend ESB Admin Control is very powerful with dashboards and reports to keep your IF working smoothly
  • You have to log in to each module separately
  • 900 connectors is a lot, but if you have a custom app to interface, you have to develop your connector
  • Considerably cheaper than Oracle Service Bus
  • As I said before, you can run a POC using the community version of Talend Studio.
  • Built from Open Source/ well-proven technologies, and a big community to support those technologies.
  • First, it is a lot of cheaper than the closest competitor.
  • Second, Talend ESB is in the same league as other stronger brands.
  • Third, the functions and modules are a 360 solution to implement an ESB.

Talend has a different approach to license since it is based on programmers and run times, not to users of cores.
Recommended for:
  1. Multiple systems to interface for a task in the company (example: to sell an item your POS must communicate with the inventory software, then to accounting, then to service, etc).
  2. When a task must bring information from several external services.
  3. When you have to deal with multiple APIs.
Not recommended for:
  1. Data transformation (although Talend has a software for that that works with Talend ESB)