Talend Data Management Platform Valuable Features

Systems Integration Specialist at a university with 501-1,000 employees
I have been using very basic features, but one of the features that I liked the most is how it handles different contexts. I like the way that you can use the context variables, and how you can work those context variables to give you values and settings for every development environment, such as PROD, TEST, and DEV. The objects are friendly to use, and another feature that I like is the general generic schemas, even though it took a certain amount of learning to get used to it, it was beneficial. With what I have seen in the cloud version the interface is great, and what I have used of the on-premises version is great. It's user friendly. View full review »
Business Analytics at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
As far as the features that I have found most valuable, it's fairly easy to understand, even for someone inexperienced going from Informatica and DataStage to Talend. The other positive thing, although I haven't used it personally, is that it shares the same platform as the data quality solution which is important in my line of work. Both sections are beginning to be asked for by our clients. Unlike a few years ago, when it was either you doing a data integration or somebody else doing a data quality assessment, in this day and age they're actually asking for both, and it is a good platform to do both. The other thing about Talend is that it has a lot of push down features, wherein most of the execution that has to be done on the processing side, does not require much heavy lifting up. There's not much need to lift the data so that it can be processed and then pushed back to the database, which was traditionally the approach for the likes of Informatica and even DataStage if they're not using pushdown authentication. I put Talend on the same playing field as the other platforms and they're very competitive in terms of performance, which is a good selling point. It has very rich features. It provides a very rich feature set in the application. View full review »
Christopher Hafer
System Analyst II at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the Talend Admin Console (TAC). It connects Studio to SVN (Code Repository), Nexus (Artifacts/Build Packages), and Job Servers (Runs Nexus packaged jobs). TAC also manages user access to projects, which allows multiple users, working within the same project at the same time, while maintaining all code changes in SVN. Talend Studio has the ability to connect to almost anything to integrate data from files, databases, web services, etc. View full review »
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Brian Dandeneau
Business Process and Strategy Specialist Advisor at NTTData
I love the fact that I can copy a step, click a button, and now I have the opportunity to create the opposite of what I was doing. For example: If I am creating an inner join which produces a file on the target, there could be records that do not have a match. In other ETL tools, you would have to create a whole different process. In Talend, all you have to do is copy the inner join, and there is an option for rejects. Now you can create a separate file for your business users to review. View full review »
AshrafOmar Hussein
Business Intelligence and Data warehouse Section Head & Pre-Sales at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is a very powerful solution to manage historical data and this is one of the key features that I love the most. View full review »
Consultant en intelligence dÃcisionnelle at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The features that I like the most are the simplicity of the interface, and the ability to quickly develop with a predefined component. Having the ability to mix both my own code created in Java with the predefined components is helpful. It is easy to face issues and meet any of the client's needs. View full review »
Consultant at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is integration. There are several connectors, there is a large community, and the solution updates often. It is always up-to-date. View full review »
Data Integration Tech Lead at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The scheduling part of the solution is very good. Talend has a lot of connectors, which is very useful. The user interface is good. It's very visual. The basic tools are easy to pick up and understand. View full review »
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