Integrating data from one location with another has long been a primary challenge of data management.
Data is typically located in multiple locations and formats and bringing it all together in a format that helps organizations is difficult. Among the various approaches to enterprise data integration are data virtualization, in which data stays in its original location, and data loading into a centralized location.
A standout among vendors in the data integration market is Talend, based in Redwood City, Calif. Talend has grown its suite of tools in recent years. It acquired Stitch Inc. in 2018, bringing in a new data loader tool to the company’s portfolio to complement its own extract, transform and load platform offerings. The vendor has continued to develop the Stitch technology since the acquisition and is pushing forward on broader efforts to enable data trust as well.
In this Q&A, Laurent Bride, CTO and COO of Talend, outlines the evolution of the company in recent years and provides insight into the state of data integration today.
What’s the difference between data loading with Stitch and Talend’s other data integration tools?
Laurent Bride: Stitch is really focused on quick data ingestion.