Elio-BonazziData Integration Specialist/CTO at Asset messages
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"A helpful feature for us is the integration with NoSQL databases."
"We have contacted their technical support. They are great. They offer very professional help. If I need some technical answer, they are very professional. They are quick, professional, and very accurate."
"The initial setup was quite straightforward. The deployment took between two and three days."
"You can use Talend as a stand-alone application without customization to collect data and generate reports over dashboards. It's got great functionality."
"This solution has improved our overall time to value for data ingestion."
"The drag-and-drop feature in the interface is very good."
"Talend Studio has the ability to use it to ensure data quality."
"We're sold on the customization part of the solution."
"The solution is very scalable. It can handle a lot. We have encryption plus integration servers running on that platform currently."
"The solution is stable. We haven't had any serious technical issues."
"It is user friendly, it's not complex."
"The most valuable features are the stability and the time to market."
"The most valuable part of the solution is the ease-of-use and ease of deployment."
"The most important thing is that it is easy for developers to work with."
"It is very stable. It is a market leader, and it has connectors to many of the legacy systems. It also has enterprise cloud connectors."
"The high availability, tolerance, and load balancing features are top-notch. Its scalability features are also pretty cool."
"The price for Talend Data Integration should be less expensive."
"If I compare Open Studion to other solutions, their interface is robust but not so fancy looking. This is an area that could use improvement. I would like to see an updated interface."
"The profiling perspective needs improvement. Instead of using it in the studio, we are using a different tool which is also provided by Talend. It's redundant."
"There used to be many Youtube channels that offered Talend training, but now there don't seem to be any. The solution should offer more online training resources."
"Inter-version compatibility is a problem, and migration projects between versions are required."
"Having additional training materials, such as a video tutorial, would be an improvement."
"The technical support and documentation need a lot of work to come up to standard."
"It gets the job done but it's a bit slow."
"Technical support is average. It's not the best."
"I'd like to see a new cloud approach in the next release. They need to work on integrations, stability and management issues on their cloud platform."
"They don't support out of the box - you have to buy adapters or you have to have the technology."
"There are not many plugins available to integrate the databases. We have to write it in Java and integrate it. The developers should have more knowledge. These are the three main aspects that they could improve."
"The container-based image is too large and this makes auto-scaling difficult."
"The cost of this product is too expensive for smaller companies or those with a small number of integrations."
"Its price can be improved. For medium enterprises, it is a very expensive tool. In the market, you won't get many resources for this solution. You won't find many developers in the market very easily. The latest version of TIBCO (6.4 or 6.x) is not very stable. It has got many issues. We have raised this with TIBCO, and they are taking a lot of time to come up with a fix, which is making us move away from this product. Some of the performance-tuning aspects are also missing in version 6. They should provide performance-related fixes, which will be helpful for the customers. If you are migrating from the current version to the container-supported version, it is quite expensive. The product has evolved, but it is very pricey. That's one of the challenges. They have provided all the features that are there in other products, but this is a platform upgrade. The platform has completely been changed from 5.x to 6.x, and we can't use the same environment. We can't run both versions on the same server as VM. The development environment is entirely different. In version 5.x, there was a proprietary designer. Now, it has common plug-ins developed on top of Eclipse."
"The Business Studio tool can be improved, which is the tool for designing the processes. Improving the Business Studio tool will make this solution more stable. It has a steep learning curve, and it is pretty tough to learn."
"Talend is free and you can download it."
"The paid version of this solution has a very high price, but even with the limitations, the Community version works fine."
"Price could be lower. It is getting too expensive when compared to some other solutions, which is actually a little bit concerning."
"There are many versions available and one is open-sourced which is free."
"The cost for one year for the ETL tools, not for the big data, is 6K per year. It is a good price."
"It does the job well for nothing — without cost. That's the advantage of this product."
"My understanding is that the licensing is very costly."
"It is a bit expensive for medium-sized companies. If you are migrating from the current version to the container-supported version, it is quite expensive. The existing licensing will not work because the product platform itself is different."
"Its price policy has changed quite a lot in the last two years. It was extremely expensive previously. Nowadays, you can buy a license for BusinessWorks for €2000. Looking at what you get in return in terms of support, TIBCO community, and stability, it is fairly reasonable. It is not too expensive."
Talend Open Studio is ranked 4th in Data Integration Tools with 21 reviews while TIBCO BusinessWorks is ranked 13th in Data Integration Tools with 9 reviews. Talend Open Studio is rated 8.0, while TIBCO BusinessWorks is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Talend Open Studio writes "A complete product with good integrations and excellent flexibility". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TIBCO BusinessWorks writes "Stable and has connectors to many of the legacy systems, but needs better pricing and fixes for stability issues in the latest version". Talend Open Studio is most compared with SSIS, AWS Glue, Azure Data Factory, IBM InfoSphere DataStage and WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, whereas TIBCO BusinessWorks is most compared with Mule Anypoint Platform, Spring Cloud Data Flow, webMethods Integration Server, Denodo and Informatica PowerCenter. See our TIBCO BusinessWorks vs. Talend Open Studio report.
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