Talend, a provider of data integration, ETL, and data quality software, recently announced it has acquired all rights to the master data management (MDM) technology of Amalto Technologies. As a result of this acquisition, Talend says it will be the first company to offer an open source MDM solution, providing organizations with the exact features and benefits found in proprietary MDM solutions, at a fraction of the cost. The MDM technology is a complement to Talend's open source data integration and data quality solutions, and will speed open source MDM time to market.
Talend has been analyzing the MDM market for some time and believes that Amalto's technology provides the right fit for integrating with its current offerings. According to Talend, MDM is a natural extension to its data integration and data quality solutions and will enable its customers to cover all aspects of the data lifecycle.
Yves de Montcheuil, vice president of market strategy for Talend, tells 5 Minute Briefing that "the offering of MDM by Talend addresses the final phase of customer's data maturity cycles. At phase zero, customers have completely siloed applications that do not talk with each other. Phase one incorporates data integration technology so that applications can begin sharing information. Phase two addresses the trusted exchange of information by ensuring the quality of data that is being integrated. The final phase is focused on data consistency throughout an organization by providing a centralized location as a ‘single version of the truth' for customer data, product data, and other key information domains. This final phase is what MDM solutions provide and is what Talend is integrating with its data integration and data quality software."
The acquisition of Amalto's MDM technology is now complete, and Talend is working on open sourcing the code for small to medium MDM projects, as well as creating a commercial version with value-added features that will be targeted at large, enterprise-wide projects. These offerings are expected to be available to the market in the near future.
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