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Talend Announces First Open Source Data Profiler
Talend Open Profiler Helps Companies Diagnose Data, Making Processes More Efficient and Saving Companies Money

by Maroushka Kanywani, Editor, Dashboard InsightMonday, June 23, 2008

LOS ALTOS, Calif., June, 23, 2008—Talend today announced the first open source data profiler, which enables companies to assess the quality of data and decide which actions must be taken to correct “dirty data” that irritate customers and cost companies time and money. Data profiling is the first step to achieving reliable, trustworthy data.

Data quality is a major concern for companies of all sizes. Faulty or conflicting data such as missing zip codes, incomplete addresses or wrong phone numbers can lead to multiple mailings to the same customer, lost product shipments and missed sales opportunities. All waste companies’ time and money and exasperate customers. 

The first step in improving the quality of a company’s data is to “profile” or evaluate the data. Talend Open Profiler provides project teams with the ability to understand the characteristics of their data and discover its quality level. Accurate profiling reduces the time and resources needed to find problematic data and allows companies to identify potential problems before beginning data-intensive projects such as data integration or new application development. It also allows business analysts to have more control over the maintenance and management of the data.

“Data profiling is a key component of an organization’s comprehensive data quality management program,” said David Loshin, president and principal consultant at Knowledge Integrity. “Companies in every industry rely on top-quality data to succeed but they need to assess, measure, and understand the quality of their data before they can improve upon it.”

In addition to the newly-released Talend Open Profiler, Talend offers a range of open source data integration solutions: Talend Open Studio, the flagship data integration product provided at no cost under a GPL license; Talend Integration Suite, a subscription-based service that extends the functionality of Talend Open Studio; and Talend On Demand, the first Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) open data integration solution.

Talend Open Profiler’s key features include:

  • Metadata discovery, which identifies the structure of the databases that need to be analyzed.
  • Statistics definition, which defines the statistics and metrics that need to be measured on each data item.
  • Results and graphs, which make it easy to view the results and assess the level of quality of the data.

“Organizations are spending a ton of money to share data among different departments but far too often this data is incorrect,” said Bertrand Diard, CEO and co-founder of Talend. “Companies in every business face significant losses and inefficiencies that are caused directly by poor data quality. Yet very few organizations are equipped with professional data quality solutions. The first open source data profiling product, Talend Open Profiler, leverages Talend’s well-respected data expertise to help companies understand and regain control of the quality of their data.”

Talend Open Profiler is available immediately at no cost under a GPL license. To download, visit www.talend.com.

About Talend

Talend is the first provider of open source data integration software. After three years of intense research and development and with solid financial backing from leading investment firms, Talend revolutionized the world of data integration when it released the first version of Talend Open Studio in 2006. Talend’s solutions are used primarily for migration and integration between operational systems, as well as for ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) for Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing. Unlike proprietary, closed solutions that only the largest organizations can afford, Talend makes enterprise-class data integration solutions affordable to organizations of all sizes. To download Talend Open Studio free of charge, visit www.talend.com

Yves de Montcheuil
Schwartz Communications
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