Open source integration company Talend brought much of its “talent” to this year’s Cloud Computing Expo 2011 in New York City by introducing the first-ever cloud-enabled unified integration platform, called Talend Cloud.
Yves de Montcheuil, vice president of marketing for Talend, sat down with TMC CEO Rich Tehrani (News - Alert) to discuss the many capabilities and advantages of the platform, as well as how Talend has set itself apart from the competition.
Since it began as a vendor of integration solutions five years ago, Talend has been providing solutions for the integration of applications through the data or services layer. Now, Talend Cloud has been designed to help customers integrate all their applications together regardless of where they are running.
“More and more companies are deploying applications in the cloud, but those applications have to work together with some applications that are deployed on-premise inside the firewall,” de Montcheuil told Tehrani. “This is probably the biggest challenge of cloud deployment; to get the applications to integrate with one another, regardless of where they run, and regardless of the technology that is underlying those applications.”
While Talend’s customers include five of Manhattan’s top banks, it’s the SMBs who find Talend’s open source model to be especially appealing, according to de Montcheuil. “The open model is very attractive to those companies, as they are allowed to use enterprise-grade solutions that wouldn’t have been affordable for them if it wasn’t for the open source model,” he said.
As far as developments and changes in the cloud space, de Montcheuil is seeing a lot of maturity, as companies look for unified solutions that can be deployed in the cloud. This, said de Montcheuil, ultimately gives Talend an upper hand in producing a much sought-after product that has yet to exist – until now.
“Because we come with an open source approach and a unified integration platform, there is no company that does exactly what we do,” said de Montcheuil. “We compete with very large, established players and specialized companies, but none of them offers a completely integrated solution that can be deployed in the cloud.”
Moving forward, Talent will start to deploy and establish Talend Cloud and support its current clients in the process of upgrading and expanding their solutions.
Cloud Computing Expo 2011 wasn’t a first for Talend, as the company has participated in many cloud shows, as well as development and business intelligence conventions.
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Edited by Stefanie Mosca