Several years ago, the cloud was a concept that many forward looking businesses were just beginning to think about and which many feared. In fact, even as few as three years ago —particularly for enterprises—there were looming concerns around security, apprehension to relinquish one’s data to a third party, periodic incidents of massive cloud provider outages, and vendor lock-in. Now that all seems like a glimmer in the rear-view mirror.
Today, cloud computing has matured as a go-to platform for a large portion of enterprise applications and data. Don’t believe it? Take a look at Amazon Web Services (AWS) who have been cited by many as an unstoppable force in the cloud market, by turning $7B in profit and growing at 81 percent a year. But it’s not just AWS that’s fueling the growth of the cloud market IDC reports that purchases of SaaS apps are growing 5x faster than on premise and by 2018 the cloud software model will account for $1 of every $5 spent on business software. The research firm also indicates that spending on Public IT Cloud Services is expected to grow from $70 billion in 2015 to $141 billion in 2019, a compound annual growth rate of 19 percent.
With numbers like that, it’s clear that the cloud computing market is showing no signs of slowing down. Combine all of this with trying to turn data from multiple SaaS, on-premises and social media applications, as well as sensor data into meaningful business insights and the IT strategy behind cloud deployment suddenly starts to get messy. This is why Talend has been keenly focused on designing an easy-to-deploy solution that can integrate big data workloads in the cloud with ease with our latest release of Talend Integration Cloud.
What’s New in Talend Integration Cloud Spring ‘16
Big Data Integration with AWS
Remember that AWS juggernaut I mentioned earlier? The Spring ‘16 release of Talend Integration Cloud is specifically designed to help companies more easily manage big data or data warehousing workloads in their AWS Redshift or AWS Elastic Map Reduce (EMR) environments. Talend is the first integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) solution to enable users to automatically provision and terminate AWS Redshift and EMR clusters when integration jobs are ready to run. This functionality significantly eases the management burden on IT, while enabling businesses to unlock the full potential of their environments at a reduced cost.
For a full rundown of what you can do with Talend on AWS, click here.
Support for Apache Spark and Kafka
It’s no surprise that real-time big data in the cloud is now a reality for any business trying to keep pace with their competition. Transforming real-time streaming data for analysis requires the use of a streaming engine for ingestion, such as AWS Kinesis, Apache Kafka, or Flume, amongst others. The Spring release of Talend Integration Cloud adds supports for Apache Spark and Kafka and makes it easy to build intelligent pipelines from a variety of big data sources. Moreover, Talend Integration Cloud makes use of the common architecture of Talend Data Fabric, which means that users can access over 900 connectors and components instantaneously.
Enterprise Class Capabilities to Optimize Hybrid Integration
With the explosion of data coming from sensors, social media, on-premises apps and more, hybrid integration is becoming increasingly tricky. Connectivity to data alone does not make an organization efficient. IT must automate integrations across on-premises and cloud data services for greater productivity. Talend Integration Cloud now provides enterprise class tools to help you manage your hybrid integration scenarios successfully. This includes improved job scheduling, monitoring and clustering as well as the ability to monitor the status of your integration jobs to quickly pinpoint and correct errors.
Unleash the Full Power of Your AWS Cloud
We've already established that the growth and potential for cloud in the enterprise is, and will continue to be, unstoppable for the foreseeable future. However, there are still a few key hurdles to overcome. Mick Bass, CEO of 47Lining said, "One of the major challenges companies face today is integrating silos of disparate data found on-premises and in the cloud to improve customer insights. Businesses that are looking to make their organizations more data-driven need to extend integration processes to the cloud."
The good news is that today you can take full advantage of these new features in Talend Integration Cloud and get a jump start on your journey to success with big data in the cloud.
To learn more, register for our Talend Integration Cloud Spring '16 launch webinar which takes place on March 31, 2016 at 10am PDT.
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