It’s no secret that businesses are undergoing a dramatic digital acceleration during the pandemic. A recent Gartner CFO Survey characterizes this acceleration as “from the pace of a multi-year marathon to a 12-month sprint,” while a McKinsey survey estimates that organizations have shortened the digitization of their customer and supply-chain interactions by three to four years. Lagging behind in turning data into answers is no longer an option.
Happy anniversary to us! Fifteen years ago, Talend’s founders anticipated the business need to have data accessible to all users across an organization. I’ve been with Talend since the beginning, and I wanted to celebrate this milestone by sharing our product innovation and evolution through the years. Talend was created with the idea that we could offer something new to the market: open source ETL.
Imagine if you bought a beautiful lake house, invited all your friends to come and visit, and the lake was dry? Not much value and a little embarrassing, right? Now imagine you have that beautiful lake house and you have special water valves to control not just if there is water in the lake but also control the water quality, clarity, and what fish the lake is stocked with? Much more impressive, correct?
Talend is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. It’s a milestone we couldn’t have achieved without our customers, partners, and the heart and soul of Talend, our employees.
Today, companies can measure every aspect of business health, except the health of their data which drives business decisions. Data is vital to inform critical decisions such as identifying new routes to market, systems to support business agility, and more resilient supply chains. As Harvard Business Review puts it, “Your organization’s data is the source of both the opportunity and the challenges to your innovation.