Talend 5.3 focused on Hadoop usability
Talend's data integration platform is being aimed at solving the complexity issues that surround deployment of Apache-Hadoop-based solutions. The developers have been focusing on creating Apache Pig developer tools and creating code in Pig Latin, which is said to remove the need to learn about MapReduce, the fundamental architectural element behind Hadoop. Users work with Talend's Big Data graphical tools and that generates Pig Latin code which is then run on the Hadoop cluster; to optimise its running, a graphical mapper can be used to rework the data flow and mapping within the cluster.
Talend 5.3 sees the NoSQL connectivity of Talend 5.2 expanded with new connectors for Couchbase, CouchDB and Neo4j. There's also support for Amazon's RedShift data warehousing and Elastic MapReduce hosted Hadoop, along with an EC2 dashboard so jobs can be outsourced to the Amazon cloud. There's also now a Service Registry and Identity and Authorisation service which is designed to manage trusted access to services.
Talend's products (Talend Open Studio for Data Integration, Talend Open Studio for Data Quality, Talend Open Studio for MDM, Talend Open Studio for ESB, and Talend Open Studio for Big Data) are available to download as open source "community" editions or as subscription-only enterprise editions. Talend uses the GPLv2 or the Apache License for its open source software, depending on the particular package. A community for the open source editions is based around the TalendForge site, which includes tutorials and other resources for making use of Talend's products. The open source versions of Talend 5.3 are available to download now, with the commercial subscription editions being made available by 18 June.