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Talend Open Studio Room for Improvement

EB
Data Integration Specialist/CTO at Asset messages

What I really don't like is the TAC, which is the Talent Administration Console. It's currently slow, old technology. It's obsolete and ugly to use. The studio is great, whereas TAC is on the other side of the spectrum. Actually, in AWS, in many cases, we are ditching the TAC and we are using Amazon-provided services, like Lambda functions, to code the Talend files produced by Talend Studio.

The server-side should be completely revamped.

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WM
Practice Head, Analytics at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

While I can't really speak to technical aspects that need improvement, I can say that the marketing of the solution is not the best. They need to really improve how they present the solution to potential clients.

The documentation is lacking within the product. They need to get better at all aspects of describing how it works and how to use it.

For example, if you see all the other modern products - like Snowflake or Cloudera - and go to their sites, you will have various types of documentation, including data charts and other things you can get readily access. However, if you go to the Talend site, you won't get this kind of marketing material, which is always required.

It's especially difficult when you're writing a proposal. You need to have the technical specifications. All of these modern solutions are quite advanced in terms of their documentation. You go to their site, and you will get a lot of brochures, reports, and other items. This gives you a detailed understanding of the solutions, and all of the specifications, and technicalities, and other things. For Talend, unfortunately, there's a lag in that aspect. 

From a data management or data engineering perspective, they could stabilize their new features more. 

It would be ideal if they could consider adding prescriptive or predictive models into their components, such as an alternate data IQ.

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Software Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

I do not have so many issues with the product itself but when I do and I contact technical support, the technical support has not always been very good. At times I have had to wait too long to get a solution from them — sometimes even months rather than days. Technical support should definitely be improved.  

I think the user interface is an advantage in Talend Open Studio because it is really very good. However, while I am working I sometimes notice a bunch of very minor faults or omissions in the functionality. I see them while working and I don't keep a list so I can not go into many details. But there are a lot of very minor glitches and functional inconsistencies that do not affect the results very much, but if they can be fixed it will improve the system and utility. For example, if I make an FTP connection, I can not use a context variable to define parameters. This feature is just not available and it should be. If such minor gaps are fixed, it would be a much better product and quicker and easier to use.  

One other thing that can be improved is that it would be good to have more information on the internet for users to assist with problem-solving and use. I think that there is a lot of information out there but at the same time, it seems like a lot of the information is not the most relevant to what a user really needs. I would advise people coming to the product as new users to read the documentation thoroughly and as much as possible, but I would also hope that the standard and quality of that documentation will be improved by Talend.  

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WM
Practice Head, Analytics at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The overall marketing and documentation of this product need to improve a lot. For example, if you see all the modern products such as Snowflake or Cloud ETL and go to their site, you will have various advanced documentation, brochures, reports and data charts. You can get prepared from all the information available. However, on Talend's site, you will not get this kind of marketing materials, which should be required. It is especially important If you are writing a proposal, you need to have these technical specifications documents. This documentation gives you a detailed understanding of the solution on top of the specification, technical information and other important information. Talend, unfortunately, is lagging on that aspect, they should work on it.

In the future, they could improve on stabilizing existing features and adding more prescriptive and predictive models as part of their components.

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JN
Solution Principal at DXC

The solution's data management platform needs improvement. I like the data catalog, however, sometimes it requires other components.

The solution should offer better integration with other products.

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YA
Implementation Specialist, Individual Contributor at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

In terms of features, it has all the features that I need. However, it consumes a lot of resources. It is using a lot of RAM, and they need to fix the issue related to resource consumption. It currently requires more than 24 gigabytes of RAM, which is a big amount of RAM.

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Information System Architect at Astvision

The user interface could be made simpler.

If I am comparing to MuleSoft, there are several things that are easier, such as the integration, as well as any connection to the database, or other data source.

In the next release, I would like to see the same simplicity for many of the same functionalities.

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JS
Board Member at a real estate/law firm with 1-10 employees

There is room for improvement in the performance - it gets the job done but it can be a bit slow, but then it is a free product. For now, it does the job that we need and we're quite happy with it.

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SG
Senior Manager MI & BI (Senior Vice President) at Faysal Bank Limited

We need to use a more complete solution that includes data governance, data quality, data lineage, data classification, and data security. At a minimum, they should include some data quality rules and functionality, and perhaps some login features.

Technical support and customer service need to be improved.

There is no log available.

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Assistant Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We don't get continuous replication of the data. This is something that should be improved. Other competitors have it but for this solution continuous replication is lagging. 

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RG
Head of Data at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees

It is not as visually appealing as some of the other tools. 

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OB
BI developer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees

Talent consumes a lot of resources on my PC. Also, the support could be better. 

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Data Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

I can't recall any missing features within the solution. Overall, we are happy with it.

The pricing could be lower. They should work to make it more affordable.

The solution can sometimes be slow from time to time while using the server. It would be ideal if it was more responsive.

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System Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

I haven't really had any issues with the solution although it would be helpful if it were a little more intuitive and that it would include a better setup in between versions.

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Consultant Business Intelligence at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

As for improvements or additional features, I would like to know how to use Java in Talend and also how to use Talend in the cloud or in big data. I would prefer to have storage directly in Talend.

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