Talend Integrates Apache Beam into its Data Prep Solution

Talend is releasing an Apache Beam-powered solution for self-service, big data preparation with the goal of speeding time to insights.

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. And Talend Data Preparation is a self-service solution to enable more employees to access, cleanse, and analyze large data sets.

Ultimately, the combination of both platforms 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.

“Modern businesses need better access to clean actionable data, in order to support real-time insight across their organization,” said Laurent Bride, chief technology officer, Talend. “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.”

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.

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