February 25, 2009

Talend update

I chatted yesterday at TDWI with Yves de Montcheuil of Talend, as a follow-up to some chats at Teradata Partners in October. This time around I got more metrics, including:

It seems that Talend’s revenue was somewhat shy of $10 million in 2008.

Specific large paying customers Yves mentioned include:

Yves also told a cool story in operational rather than analytic data integration, but I’ll save that for another time.

Yves and I also got a little more concrete than last time discussing what the community contributes to Talend. Specifics included:

I once again forgot to ask Yves the difference between the community and paid product editions, but a visit to the Talend show booth later on cleared that up quickly. The three biggies seems to be:

Yves also offered the results of a user survey (free and paid alike). Supposedly, the reasons for selecting Talend, in declining order, are:

  1. Performance
  2. Features
  3. Vendor independence (presumably vs. database management vendors)
  4. Price
  5. Access to source code

Frankly, while I don’t doubt Yves’ sincerity in sharing those results, I take them with a grain of salt. Survey design is notoriously tricky.


5 Responses to “Talend update”

  1. Romio on February 26th, 2009 1:23 pm

    Talend is written in java and generates a java or perl code. How the performance be its top reason. I could understand the lower cost but definitely not the performance

  2. Curt Monash on February 26th, 2009 1:53 pm

    What Talend is written in could only affect developer-UI or generation-time performance, not run-time.

    I don’t recall what languages Talend generates, specifically how compiled any of them are.


  3. Talend im Fokus - dijit on February 27th, 2009 10:58 am

    […] Podcast zum anhören. Ausserdem hatte Yves ein Gespräch mit jemandem von Monash Research. Die Zusammenfassung des Gesprächs enthält allerdings nicht viel Neues. Aber ich möchte das hier trotzdem nicht unerwähnt […]

  4. Jon P on May 17th, 2009 6:55 am

    If you don’t understand how performance can be the top reason you either dont understand the efficent nature of perl execution. perl is like poo off a JCB shovel. perl should be called pETaL

  5. Database diversity revisited | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on July 8th, 2012 8:56 pm

    […] so I’m talking with vendors again, including Informatica — but not Talend, which seems reluctant to let me talk with somebody technical, and also not the secrecy-obsessed Ab […]

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