4 good reasons to migrate to Talend V5

On June 19, Talend announced the launch of version 5.3.1 of its data exchange platform. At the same time, they announced that by the end of the year (December 2013), version 4.2.X, as well as all earlier versions, would no longer be supported.

If you are still using these versions, you will no longer benefit from the editor support that has been available until now.

Software version migration is always a tricky project to launch and carry out, for a number of reasons:

  • It's a technical project that the trade doesn't always understand;
  • The IT department often wonders whether this new version will really provide additional services;
  • The trades do not wish to have their services suspended;
  • Etc...

So it seems only fair that you should ask yourself whether such a migration is worthwhile. Synetis has some answers.

What does version 5.2 or 5.3 really offer?

Data Integration since version 5.0 :

  • Enhanced XML capabilities (further enhancements are planned for future versions);
  • Addition of cloud-specific components to handle data (Redshift, AmazonRDS) and manage instance startup and shutdown;
  • Ability to create Jobs generating Map Reduce code to run transformations directly in Hadoop;
  • Talend Administration Center now supports the deployment and scheduling of compiled jobs.

Data Quality (since version 5.0) :

  • Provision of Big Data "Matching" components;
  • Addition of wizards to directly visualize the effect of changes made to matching algorithms;
  • Look & Feel change to Data Quality reports;
  • Data profiling is now available for Hadoop.

Master Data Management :

  • Since version 5.2, Talend's MDM can now store data in a MySQL, Oracle or SQL Server relational database;
  • Multilingual data management;
  • Redesigned user interface for greater stability;
  • Custom forms can be defined (without Smart View);
  • Master data search capability.

Enterprise Services Bus :

  • Possibility of deploying a job as a SOAP or REST service;
  • Graphic mediation editor based on Camel;
  • Improved clustering aspects of Talend Runtime (Virtual Server available for Services and routes).

The migration of your Talend Enterprise environment to Talend Platform 5.2 or 5.3 is documented in the installation guides for each version. You can, of course, call on the support of Talend itself, or of an expert company such as Synetis.
Synetis works closely with the publisher's teams to offer you the simplest, quickest and most painless migration process possible. The aim is to set up a migration process that is controlled from start to finish, and, what's more, with no interruption to services.
It is possible to migrate to a new version while continuing to work on the current version, so as to limit platform unavailability during the migration phases, in terms of both development and execution.

Synetis ' support guarantees you the benefit of our experience and methodology, enabling you to minimize project-related risks.

  • Post published:August 5, 2013
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