Friday, March 20, 2009

Acxius Strategic Consulting Announces Partnership with Talend

Acxius Strategic Consulting, a management consulting and systems integration company, and Talend, a leading provider of open source middleware, today announced a partnership to assist Talend customers in the use of its open source data integration and application interface solutions. As a result of this relationship, Acxius customers can obtain an enterprise-grade open source data quality solution.

Talend allows Acxius' healthcare and insurance clients to extract and integrate data from their operational systems to enable faster and more complete reporting and analysis. The graphical Job Designer of Talend provides both a graphical and a functional view of the actual integration processes. This kind of capability becomes more and more important as installations throughout the world scale in complexity because of mergers and acquisitions. Acxius will be able to work with users to implement data extraction and systems integration applications that allow them to populate systems that can be used for reporting and analysis of their core processes to drive better business decisions.

"We are enthusiastic about our partnership with Axcius, a well respected player in the systems integration arena," said Yves de Montcheuil, Talend's Vice President of Marketing. "In selecting our implementation partners, it is important for us to work with companies that truly understand the challenges customers face. Acxius will be able to provide its customers with a high level of value-added expertise on our products."

"Talend offers a core open source application programming interface, licensed under GPL v2 that allows developers to create their own connectors and extend the product," says Robert Scott, Chief Technology Officer at Acxius. "Acxius plans to utilize Talend's products not only as an efficient systems integration tool for those client data warehouses that need an easy to use and economical, data integration solution, but also as a key component of vertical oriented software application appliances that we are currently working on releasing to the general public."

Talend specializes in data integration products that support the process of moving and combining data from different IT systems. Its flagship product Talend Open Studio helps users extract data from different sources including databases, files, applications and emails. It further applies transformations such as join, lookup, and de-duplication to data and then sends the resulting data to target systems. Since its inception the company has had over 700,000 core product downloads.

"Operational data integration is used to create links between many different types of software - often company-specific. This is where open source brings a clear advantage and provides a good model for data integration," said Vincent Pineau, Talend Vice President and General Manager, Americas. "Talend includes over 400 connectors, connecting to most IT systems, including, LDAP directory services, and Microsoft's solutions."

About Acxius Strategic Consulting

Acxius is a world-class consulting and systems integration firm that provides full lifecycle, high-value, high-performance, end-to-end business solutions related to data, information, business performance and project management. It provides scalable solutions to Global 2000 companies based on industry best practices, proven methodology and lessons learned.

Acxius combines best-of-breed solutions with expert strategy, architecture, implementation and a multi-disciplinary team to provide IT and business solutions that improve the systems, applications, and processes that help organizations win business challenges. By implementing proven and reliable solutions for data and information management and business performance and project management, Acxius continues to deliver a competitive advantage for customers around the world. For further information visit Acxius at

About Talend

Talend is the recognized market leader in open source data integration. More than 400 paying customers around the globe, including Yahoo!, Virgin Mobile, Sony and Swiss Life, use the Talend Integration Suite of products and services to optimize the costs of data integration, ETL and data quality. With over 700,000 core product downloads, Talend's solutions are the most widely used and deployed data integration solutions in the world. The company has major offices in North America, Europe and Asia , and a global network of technical and services partners. For more information, please visit

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