Talend Adds BPM Capabilities To Its Open-Source Middleware

Talend v5 also offers a number of enhancements that expand its support for cloud computing, hybrid cloud systems and "big data" technologies like Hadoop.

The new business process management software adds a "fifth pillar" to Talend's product lineup, providing a bridge technology between BPM and application integration, said Yves de Montcheuil, Talend marketing vice president, in an interview.

Talend's Open Studio product set already includes tools for data integration/ETL (extraction, transform and load), data quality management, master data management, and application integration/enterprise service bus.

The BPM software is complementary to Talend's data management and application integration products, according to the vendor. Businesses can use the BPM toolset to model new and existing business processes and integrate them with their application and data infrastructure.

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Talend also has made a number of enhancements to its individual tools. The data integration software, for example, offers improved support for Hadoop Hive, Pig and Sqoop technology, improving its ability to handle "big data" projects.

The Talend data quality tools now have "wizards and cheat sheets" for finding duplicate data and identifying data linkages, and provide real-time visualization of match results at development time. And the updated enterprise service bus provides a single development environment for graphically developing, building, testing and publishing secure Web services.

Open-source versions of Talend's software can be downloaded from the Talend site now, while the commercial Enterprise Editions will be available in 30 days. The BPM software can be obtained directly from BonitaSoft.