Talend, a provider of cloud and big data integration solutions, has acquired all outstanding shares of Restlet SAS, a cloud-based API design and testing platform.
Restlet uses the cloud to provide API design, documentation, testing, and hosting capabilities to developers.
According to Talend, Restlet’s technology will complement Talend Data Fabric’s existing ability to integrate, governm and share enterprise data by making it easier for customers to take an API-first design approach to sharing information in real-time with clients and business partners.
Many Talend customers are investing in building cloud data lakes, but there aren’t many solutions that can help transform and share data in the lake with external applications, said Ciaran Dynes, SVP, Products, Talend. The API solutions that are now available tend to focus exclusively on app-to-app connectivity versus the transforming, governing and sharing of data, said Dynes, adding that the addition of Restlet is important to Talend because it will extend its data integration platform with API capabilities so customers can share data more pervasively and optimize performance across theentire value chain.
In addition to helping streamline data sharing, Talend says that Restlet’s API technology lends itself to creating new opportunities for Talend customers to monetize their data. As an example, it says,farmers or fertilizer manufacturers that collect agricultural data can sell that information to commodities traders who would use it to inform investment decisions.
The Restlet API platform will initially be deployed as part of Talend Integration Cloud. The combined solution will also include new support for open source projects such as Swagger and RAML. The combined solution will be compatible with third-party API gateways, such as Google Apigee. Later, more of Restlet’s capabilities will be incorporated into the broader Talend Data Fabricintegration platform.
“A growing number of integration projects follow an API-First strategy, starting from the consumer needs back to the assets available in the data lake rather than the other way around,” said Jérôme Louvel, Founder, Board member and former CTO of Restlet. “APIs and Data are two sides of the same coin in integration initiatives. We’re very excited to join Talend in delivering an open source-based and visual solution to empower a new level of data sharing within and outside an organization.”
Jérôme Louvel, founder, board member and former CTO of Restlet, is joining Talend along with the 16-member team based in Nantes, France.
Further information on Talend and its complete portfolio of cloud and big data integration solutions can be found at www.talend.com.
For more details on Restlet’s comprehensive API cloud platform and open source API framework for the Java platform, go to https://restlet.com/.