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Talend Accelerates Big Data Pipeline Development for Microsoft Azure


), a global leader in cloud
and big
integration solutions, today unveiled a new set of connectors
for the Talend
Data Fabric
platform that helps customers rapidly migrate
enterprise-wide data sources to Microsoft
to build more intelligent and scalable cloud data pipelines
for real-time analytics.

"Today's companies understand cloud technology is becoming the new
growth engine for their business and are eager to bridge legacy,
on-premises data with the new world of cloud-powered big data lakes,"
said Ashley Stirrup, CMO, Talend. "Teaming with Microsoft allows us to
deliver a complete solution for scaling big data workloads in the cloud.
While other data integration solutions only connect with a few data
sources, our Summer ‘17 release of Talend Data Fabric includes in-depth,
native functionality to help customers quickly migrate a broad range of
on-premise data sources to the Azure cloud and optimize cloud data
pipelines, speeding time to insight."

Research by Gartner indicates "many enterprise IT departments, both
large and small, are embarking on cloud implementation strategies;
however, the results of these efforts are not necessarily increasing the
competitiveness of these organizations, at least in terms of publicly
available cloud services."1 Rather, many organizations are
dramatically underestimating the scope and pace at which their
technology stacks are changing in the multi-cloud era and the impact it
is having on both IT operations and overall ability to meet increasing
business requirements.

Talend's new set of connectors for Microsoft
SQL Data Warehouse, SQL Database, Azure CosmosDB, Data Lake
Store, Queue Storage, and Table Storage deliver business agility by
enabling customers to rapidly integrate, analyze and stream big data in
the cloud to fuel innovation and gain a competitive edge. In addition to
Talend's pre-existing connectivity to Microsoft Azure HDInsight and Blob
Storage, these new connectors for Microsoft
allow customers to:

  • Simplify cloud data pipeline creation for Azure developers
  • Easily integrate streaming and historical data for contextual insight
  • Quickly migrate on-premises data to the Azure cloud
  • Scale data quality for big data using Spark-powered data matching and
    machine learning
  • Improve DevOps productivity for managing security and configuration on
    big data clusters

"We are happy to work with Talend in its comprehensive support for
Microsoft Azure," said Lance Olson, Director for Microsoft Azure at
Microsoft Corp. "The breadth and depth of the integration they offer for
some of our flagship services across Hadoop, Data Warehousing, Data
Lakes, Storage and NoSQL enables our enterprise customers to make full
use of all the Azure cloud services and expedite their cloud-first

Newgistics, a leading provider of end-to-end commerce solutions for top
retailers and brands, needed to consolidate siloed systems onto a
unified data warehouse to deliver a "single version of the truth" to
enable better business decisions.

"Right now we're moving our multi-terabyte, on-premise legacy data into
a Microsoft Azure data lake to reduce the time to organize and analyze
data for decision making from several hours down to 15 minutes or less,"
said Puru Agrawal, vice president of Data Services at Newgistics.
"Having the ability to access the data lake eliminates the risk of
‘breaking' a transactional system when responding to business analyst
requests for more data, enables far faster turnaround and unlocks our
ability to apply machine learning for new insights, prediction and
decision making. Talend provides us with the data replication and
transformation capabilities needed to develop a data framework that
fundamentally changes the way we do business and increases customer

Additional information on the capabilities and benefits Talend Data
Fabric delivers for Microsoft Azure cloud environments can be found here
or by viewing this
. For more information on Talend's entire portfolio of
solutions, visit
or the Talend

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About Talend

Talend (NASDAQ:
) is a next-generation leader in cloud and big data integration
software that helps companies make data a strategic asset that provides
realtime, organization-wide insight into customers, partners, and
operations. Through its open, adaptive, and unified integration
platform, Talend provides the data agility required for companies to
rapidly adopt the latest technology innovations and scale to meet the
constantly evolving demands of modern business. A leader in the 2016
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools and Forrester Wave:
Big Data Fabric Q4 2016, Talend's solutions support over 1500 global
enterprise customers including Air France, GE, and Lenovo, across a
range of industries. For more information, please visit
and follow us on Twitter: @Talend.

1 "Use Web-Scale IT to Make Enterprise IT Competitive with
the Cloud," Gartner Inc., March 2016.

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