Talend and Cloudera Announce Technology Partnership to Simplify Processing of Large Scale Data


Combination of Talend Integration Suite and Cloudera’s Distribution for Hadoop Provides Unparalleled Ease of Use and Scalability

Los Altos & Palo Alto, Calif., October 12, 2010 — Talend, the recognized market leader in open source data management software, and Cloudera, a leading provider of Hadoop-based data management software and services, today announced a technology partnership to integrate the two companies’ open source solutions to tackle the critical issue of data management. With this partnership, Talend and Cloudera customers can now better leverage Apache Hadoop to drive unprecedented scalability for simplified data transformation and processing.

By partnering together, Talend and Cloudera provide enterprises using Hadoop with the highly scalable processing and distribution capabilities required to handle vast amounts of structured and complex data. Talend’s data integration environment makes it possible to create and execute transformation jobs directly in Hadoop, while bringing unmatched usability to Hadoop for the definition of data transformations thanks to Talend’s intuitive drag-and-drop interface.

At the same time, Hadoop brings to Talend unparalleled scalability to increase the power of its data integration processes; instead of using costly and difficult-to-manage high-range servers, customers can deploy Cloudera’s Distribution for Hadoop (CDH) on inexpensive hardware, taking advantage of the highly scalable and massively parallel MapReduce architecture to execute data integration processes. Talend’s native support for Hadoop makes it possible to scale to any level and support any complex data type, so companies can leverage their Hadoop clusters for peak data volumes and complex transformations.

“Together, Talend and Cloudera offer an extraordinary level of integration to help companies change the way they handle very large sets of data,” said Bertrand Diard, CEO and co-founder of Talend. “Combining the transformation capabilities of Talend Integration Suite with the unprecedented scalability of Cloudera’s Distribution for Hadoop helps customers to simplify processing of their data while enabling a level of scalability that large organizations demand.”

The technology partnership further demonstrates the power of the complete open source Hadoop platform. Talend provides full compatibility with Sqoop, a SQL-to-Hadoop database import and export tool, and Hive, the data warehouse infrastructure built on top of Hadoop. For example, companies that need to extract data from applications can leverage Talend’s connectors to extract it from disparate sources and load it into Hadoop using Cloudera’s Distribution for Hadoop data-loading features, including Sqoop and Flume. Talend can also connect reference data sets to load data into CDH via Sqoop.

“Customers use Cloudera’s Distribution for Hadoop to filter through immense amounts of complex data,” said Mike Olson, CEO of Cloudera. “The integration of Talend and Hadoop will simplify and accelerate this quest, enabling organizations of all sizes to tackle the largest and most complex data projects with ease.”

About Talend

Talend is the recognized market leader in open source data management. More than 1,500 paying customers around the globe, including eBay, Virgin Mobile, Sony Online Entertainment and Allianz, subscribe to Talend’s solutions and services to minimize the costs and maximize the value of data integration, ETL, data quality and Master Data Management. With more than ten million downloads, Talend’s solutions are the most widely used and deployed data management solutions in the world. The company has major offices in North America, Europe and Asia, and a global network of technical and services partners. Within the last year, Talend has received a number of prestigious honors including: named a Network World open source company to watch, and a winner of the AlwaysOn Global 250, the Red Herring Top 100 Europe, The VAR Guy’s Open Source 50 and InfoWorld’s Bossie Award. For more information, please visit http://www.talend.com.

About Cloudera

Cloudera, the leader in Apache Hadoop-based software and services, enables data driven enterprises to easily derive business value from all their structured and unstructured data. Cloudera's Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH), available to download for free at www.cloudera.com/downloads, is the most comprehensive, tested, stable and widely deployed distribution of Hadoop in commercial and non-commercial environments. For the fastest path to reliably using this completely open source technology in production for Big Data analytics and answering previously un-addressable big questions, organizations can subscribe to Cloudera Enterprise, comprised of Cloudera Manager software and Cloudera Support. Cloudera also offers training and certification on Apache technologies, as well as consulting services. As the top contributor to the Apache open source community and with tens of thousands of nodes under management across customers in financial services, government, telecommunications, media, web, advertising, retail, energy, bioinformatics, pharma/healthcare, university research, oil and gas and gaming, Cloudera's depth of experience and commitment to sharing expertise are unrivaled. www.cloudera.com

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