How Talend established itself in the open source data integration market

by bold-lichterman

He is one of the few French people to shine at the New York Nasdaq. Talend, the French publisher of open source data management and integration software, has built since its creation in Paris in 2005 a structure capable of withstanding the daily assaults of the market and fierce competition. And for good reason, the French company founded by Bertrand Diard and Fabrice Bonan is positioned in a segment occupied by mastodons like Oracle and IBM.

The success story of the French publisher has its source in the obvious: “Ten years ago, integration solutions were only for those with a lot of money», Notes François Mero, General Manager Europe of Talend. Taking a market opposite approach with an agile and free solution, namely Talend Open Studio, the French company then began its ascent. “It was the start of a long strategy of providing a data integration, management and governance platform that allowed all customers to benefit from the data they have.», Summarizes François Mero.

Talend’s take-off culminated in its IPO in New York on July 29, 2016. Although the company’s operational headquarters are now located in California, Talend belongs to the very closed club of French technology companies that have launched on the US stock market. On June 9, the publisher even took a further step by seeing its valuation exceed one billion dollars on the Nasdaq.