Talend Open Studio Review

Open Studio for small companies works well but for larger ones, in-depth analysis of the costs & effort is needed


What is most valuable?

Easy to use, low learning curve, scalability, all basic features for ETL, price

How has it helped my organization?

It was a fundamental tool for the Data Warehouse development team. With Talend Open Studio, all the ETL process are documented and well implemented.

What needs improvement?

The Enterprise Version needs to be more similar to the Talend Open Studio. There are so many differences and so we needed time to learn and become familiar with the enterprise version, which was not so great for us.

For how long have I used the solution?

1 year

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Yes. First we use Talend Open Studio but afterwards we bought Talend Enterprise. We found that we need to create new team profiles. This was something that we had not predict before, the need to use the Talend Admin Center (TAC). We don’t have yet that yet and of course getting it requires effort, adds on costs and more time to develop.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Not yet

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Not yet

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: Low here, at Mozambique.Technical Support: Low here, at Mozambique.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used Microsoft Integration Services but due to budget restrictions and technical issues we prefer Talend.

How was the initial setup?

Installing Talend Open Studio was easy, but you need support for the setup of the Enterprise version.

What about the implementation team?

In-house.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services

What other advice do I have?

Don’t precipitate the acquisition of the Enterprise version. Using Talend Open Studio for small companies is enough, but for big companies analyze first very carefully the cost and effort to switch to Enterprise version.
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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