Talend Data Fabric
By: Philip Howard and Daniel Howard
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The basic concept behind the Talend Data Fabric is to allow you to collect, govern, transform, and share your data. Where “you” in this equation may have any one (or more) of a number of personas.
The Talend Data Fabric is designed to support multi-cloud, hybrid and on-premises environments and there is a managed service offering. The tools in the data fabric are all cloud-native and include the Stitch Data Loader, which is targeted at frictionless (self-service) data loader and is primarily aimed at smaller businesses and the mid-market. For enterprises there is Data Integration and Pipeline Designer (the inheritors of Talend Open Studio); Data Quality; Data Inventory (cloud-only), which allows you to see who is using your data and how; Data Catalog; Data Preparation; Data Stewardship, which enables data governance in conjunction with other relevant modules; and API and Application Integration, which is another cloud-only offering.