Talend Announces Record 2009 and Continues Growth in the New Year

Company Cements Its Position As A Global Leader In Data Integration

Talend, the recognized market leader in open source data integration software, today announced that 2009 was a record year for the company. For the tenth consecutive quarter, Talend achieved record performance, reflecting the company’s ability to deliver cost-optimized, high-performance data management solutions to global companies of all sizes. To support the company’s success and broadening customer base, Talend continues to add new personnel across offices worldwide in the United States, France, Germany, United Kingdom and China. The company is also opening a new office in White Plains, New York to better serve its customers located in the Eastern part of the United States. 

“2009 was a successful year for Talend as the company delivered tremendous growth, quarter after quarter. We continue to execute as the data integration technology leader, expanding the capabilities of our existing products, and launching new breakthrough solutions such as the first open source MDM solution on the market,” said Bertrand Diard, co-founder and CEO of Talend. “Our customers must simultaneously control costs and maximize the value of their data and Talend’s open source data management solutions are the only ones that empower them to meet this difficult challenge. 2010 is set to be a pivotal year for Talend and will see accelerated deployment, continuous growth at the same rate as 2009 and innovation that will better and more completely serve the data management needs of our customers and users.”Customer, Revenue and Internal Growth 

Talend enters 2010 with a record increase in customer growth, revenue and an expanded employee base. Talend ended 2009 on a high point, announcing in December that Gartner Inc. had positioned the company in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools.” The report evaluated vendors based on a set of criteria that included “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute.” 

Additional 2009 highlights include:  

  • Achieved record revenue, more then doubling from 2008. The fourth quarter of 2009 was Talend’s tenth consecutive quarter of growth.
  • Grew customer base by 140% to over 1,000 customers, up from 420 at the end of 2008. Of these new customers, over 50% are Fortune 1000 companies.
  • Total downloads reached seven million, with over 300,000 users of the open source products.
  • Talend doubled its staff, increasing to 200 global employees. Continuing this trend, Talend has already hired 15 people in 2010 to support its rapid growth.

Talend ProductsMaster Data Management (MDM) has always been an expensive solution, with a lengthy ROI. On January 25 Talend released the first open-sourced MDM product. By open sourcing MDM technology, Talend is democratizing the MDM market and providing customers with the ability to master any data at a fraction of the cost of previous offerings, thus accelerating the return on their customer’s investment. This launch coincided with several large M&A announcements in the MDM field, with Siperian being acquired by Informatica and Initiate becoming part of IBM, which further underlines the strategic importance of MDM and Talend’s ability to quickly expand its capabilities.Other products released in 2009 include: 

  • New versions of Talend Integration Suite and Talend Data Quality
  • The latest versions of the leading enterprise open source data integration and data quality platforms include powerful capabilities for the design and deployment of enterprise-grade data management architectures.
  • Talend Life Cycle Platform (LCp)
  • LCp extends the enterprise capabilities of Talend’s solutions by offering features for enterprise users, including a single centralized testing platform, audit capabilities and management of complex project environments. 
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About Andy Painter

A passionate Information and Data Architect with experience of the financial services industry, Andy’s background spans pharmaceuticals, publishing, e-commerce, retail banking and insurance, but always with a focus on data. One of Andy’s principle philosophies is that data is a key business asset.
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