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2019-02-26T15:30:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Talend Data Management Platform?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Talend Data Management Platform, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Talend is getting ready to drop SVN as a code repository in version 8 going forward, so you have to convert anybody who's using SVN to switch over to GIT (on which it runs much faster). I understand it isn't easy to get people who are experienced in this product, so you should go through the training on their website as there are a lot of nuances in this product that you may miss otherwise. I would rate this solution as ten out of ten.

2021-12-27T19:56:52Z
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For anyone looking to use this solution, I would suggest using the open-source version first. I have been told that there are missing features, but I haven't found what those components are. I can understand how an organization that is already living with the Talend cloud can identify that easier because they were already facing a challenge without finding that component. The reason why that organization told me that was because they have three developers working on a cloud version and one developer working on the on-premises version. That is how they picked up on it. According to what I had heard from that source, there are differences. There are some components that are only going to be available in the Talend cloud version. At this time, it is difficult for me to evaluate this solution, as I have only seen how their products work and I am not fully working with Talend. It's subjective. The only way that I could be objective would be if I had maybe one year of experience using a different I-PASS and then one year of experiencing using this one. We are still in the process of evaluating them, but I love the way things look in Talend, and I'm all for Talend. I know that Workato is really close to it as well. The relationship with the vendor is currently coding, presentations, demos, and conversations of how this I-PASS can be a part of our organization. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-09-21T06:33:11Z
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I have never spoken with Talend technical support directly over the phone or by mail, I was able to find my answers on the web. Overall, I am satisfied with Talend and I recommend it. I would rate Talend an eight out of ten.

2020-08-30T08:33:34Z
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Talend is a good product and I recommend it. It is an open system, you have several connectors, it's evolved, and you are unlimited because of the great community. There are always people who may have had some of the same encounters and have found solutions to the same problems. I am still learning this product myself, I have not yet used all of the features this product has to offer. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-08-23T08:17:25Z
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I would advise potential customers to try Talend's community edition. It would be a good strategy for them to get their hands and feet wet using the community so they'll understand the ins and outs of those sites. It works well for the product because you get traction in terms of adoption and community. The community is rich enough for people to build actual production solutions, and it's open to expansion in an enterprise community. So that would be a good strategy, especially if a company is still exploring tools. It's a low-cost approach to get started. On a scale of one to ten, I would rate Talend Data Management Platform a nine. What would make it a ten, at least in my region, is the support. In the Philippines, there's only a handful of Talend support. The support is very helpful, but it's very limited. They usually refer you to the community or to their reseller partners, but for direct engineering inquiries, they would have to refer you to their head office. So for a very popular product, their footprint here in the Philippines is still on the development side or ramp-up side. Support could improve. I'm leveraging it on personal references because I know the people running the show here in the Philippines. But for some of the clients, they would find it difficult to find global support for Talend here in the Philippines.

2020-02-26T05:55:00Z
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I'm a user and a client. I'm a Data Integration Tech. I'd rate the solution six out of ten. It's my understanding that the solution is lining up a lot of new features to add and deploy in the near future. That will be great. I hope they continue to focus on new releases. There are only a few things that are straightforward, however. Many things take a lot of time to understand and get used to. If they can improve the basic stuff, I think it would be much less complicated overall. There are also more connectors that could be added as a feature. Other than that, it's a good product.

2020-02-05T08:05:10Z
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Having developers that are familiar with Java and Tomcat will be very helpful but not required when using Talend.

2019-10-17T13:21:00Z
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I think Talend is one of the easiest tools for faster implementation compared to other tools. For example, if we're implementing the data integration solution with some other tool, it will take 10 days. But with Talend, it will take less than 50% of the time. So the tool is very easy, the interface is user-friendly for the developer and suitable for the development of the solution. That is one of the key benefits of Talend. I recommended Talend for two of my four customers during the last four years. I replaced the Oracle Data Integrator and IBM with Talend. My rating for this solution is eight out of ten.

2019-09-02T05:33:00Z
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Just be careful to think through everything that you want to do. There are reusable parts to Talend. Use the variables properly. This is advice for any ETL solution.

2019-02-26T15:30:00Z
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