by Angela Guess
A recent press release reports, “Talend, a global leader in cloud and big data integration software, today released a new version of its Big Data Sandbox, which includes support for the MapR Converged Data Platform. The pre-configured, easy-to-use virtual environment allows developers to learn and experiment with ready-to-run big data scenarios and a single-node Hadoop distribution. The Sandbox includes a 30-day evaluation of Talend’s latest platform for Big Data integration (Winter ’17). ‘Our new Big Data Sandbox is an ideal way for developers to go hands-on with the latest data management technologies—no hand coding required—so they can better understand the end-to-end lifecycle of a big data project,’ said Ashley Stirrup, CMO, Talend. ‘Ultimately, it’s about gaining the experience required to reduce risk, plan resources, and accelerate time-to-value of enterprise-scale big data deployments’.”
The release goes on, “Talend Big Data Sandbox provides a free, no-risk way for customers to experiment with leading technologies through Talend such as Apache Spark, machine learning and various components of the MapR Converged Data Platform prior to production. Offering an intuitive, drag-and-drop design environment, the Sandbox makes it easy, even for those with limited expertise, to build big data integration workflows in minutes. Investigating the impact of big data technologies within this virtual environment can help IT leaders determine the budget, talent, and roll-out time required to maximize the outcome of a big data project with minimal business disruption.”
Read more at Business Wire.
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