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Talend Introduces the First Apache Beam Powered Big Data Preparation Solution

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by Angela Guess

A new press release reports, “Talend, a global leader in cloud and big data integration software, today announced the first Apache Beam-powered solution for self-service, big data preparation. Now a top-level Apache project, Apache Beam is a unified programming model for executing both batch and streaming data processing pipelines that are portable across a variety of runtime platforms. Talend Data Preparation is a self-service solution to enable more employees to access, cleanse and analyze large data sets. Ultimately, the combination of Talend Data Preparation and Apache Beam is designed to help companies speed the time to insight by enabling more users to build data projects that can be run anywhere using the latest processing innovation.”

Laurent Bride, chief technology officer at Talend, commented, “Modern businesses need better access to clean actionable data, in order to support real-time insight across their organization… However, given the current rate of technology innovation, IT leaders often worry the investments made today, too quickly become obsolete and an obstacle to advancement tomorrow. We believe Apache Beam represents the future because it mitigates the need to re-write applications as new innovations are introduced, systems are moved to the cloud, or integration styles need to be alternated. Talend’s use of Beam for Data Preparation will eventually allow customers to build their preparations once and run them anywhere, which is the ultimate in data agility.”

The release adds, “Talend Data Preparation powered by Apache Beam was first introduced back in January, as part of the Winter ‘17 release of Talend’s integration platform and signals Talend’s continued commitment to this cutting-edge data processing technology. Talend has been collaborating on the development of Apache Beam with Google and others since 2015, having made several contributions to the Beam community over the last two years. Moving forward, Apache Beam will become a key element of the Talend Data Fabric integration stack.”

Read more at Business Wire.

Photo credit: Talend

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