Integration Roundup: Talend Lands $40 Million in Funding

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    What would you do with $40 million in funding? If you’re open-source data integration and management vendor Talend, you plan to innovate, grow your portfolio and, of course, push into the Big Data space.

    CBR Online reports that Bpifrance and Iris Capital, with existing investors Silver Lake Sumeru, Balderton Capital, and Idinvest Partners were all part of the funding effort.

    Bpifrance, the investment arm of the French government, actually initiated the funding effort and will be represented on Talend’s Board of Directors, Talend CEO Mike Tuchen told TechRadar.

    “They look for innovative high growth companies with a strong presence in France, especially ones in targeted areas were they see huge opportunity like Big Data,” Tuchen said. “With this in mind Talend was a perfect fit, so it’s not surprising that they found us.”

    Talend is already involved in Big Data. In fact, Vice President of Marketing Yves de Montcheuil often writes about Big Data and MDM.

    Talend focuses on building native Hadoop solutions, so customers won’t need to install extra software either in a separate layer or on Hadoop nodes, Tuchen explained.

    MuleSoft Releases New Version of iPaaS

    One way to handle cloud integration is by using an integration platform as a service (iPaaS).

    MuleSoft was the first vendor I noticed using this term, (which is not to say they were first, and I’m still not sure about that), for its CloudHub solution. Today, the company rolled out an update to the iPaaS that includes more support for integrating both in-house infrastructure and off-premise applications, according to Silicon Angle.

    IPaaS is a development platform that provides more control over integration and supports cloud to on-premise, cloud-to-cloud, B2B e-commerce, or even internal integration for your own cloud. IPaaS solutions support a multi-tenant solution, as well as design-time and run-time governance.

    How IBM Integrates Social Data

    It’s not often that you see a vendor with as many solutions as IBM talk about using another vendor’s tools. That’s why this IT Jungle article caught my eye: It quotes IBM’s Sandy Carter about its use of HootSuite in its own social network platform, Connections.

    HootSuite is a dashboard that integrates multiple social channels into a single interface.

    Coming Soon? Cloud Integration Service for End User

    Data and application integration vendor Adeptia plans to launch a cloud integration service that will allow end users to integrate data without involving internal IT, the company recently said.

    That’s a timely announcement, since, as I pointed out in a previous post, experts say business users are increasingly impatient with IT’s slow approach to integration work.

    Adeptia CTO and President Deepak Singh told Programmable Web that the ever-changing nature of today’s business is driving this “democratization of integration.” Beyond 2014, Singh did not say when the company would launch its new service.

    Loraine Lawson
    Loraine Lawson
    Loraine Lawson is a freelance writer specializing in technology and business issues, including integration, health care IT, cloud and Big Data.

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