Talend (NASDAQ: TLND), a provider of cloud and big data integration software, has unveiled its plans to open a new European Data Center for Talend Integration Cloud – the company’s multi-tenant, scale-out, iPaaS solution.
The new cloud data center center will be opened to support Talend’s global expansion and customers that are working to comply with the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – a directive designed to strengthen data protection for individuals within the European Union. Talend expects the new cloud data center to begin hosting customers in Q4 2017.
“The new cloud data center reinforces Talend’s commitment to supporting our customers as they prepare for the enforcement of emerging European Union data regulations,” said Ciaran Dynes, SVP Products, Talend. “With more of our customers in Europe adopting an iPaaS, our primary goal as a company is to streamline the process by which data can be converted into actionable insights. However, the new data center is also vital to assist companies and their data stewards as they define new standards for data security, compliance, and governance.”
Going into effect in May 2018, GDPR covers a broad range of areas related to data privacy and applies to any company, anywhere in the world, that collects personal information about European customers or employees. GDPR would contain “robust” breach notification requirements and “high fines” for failing to comply. For added protection, Talend’s new European cloud data center will be spread across two data center locations in Frankfurt and Dublin, with one serving as the backup site for the other.
“We are pleased that Talend will offer an instance of Talend Integration Cloud that will be deployed independently from the U.S.,” said Stephan Kochauf, director of Software Development, Lyoness Group AG. “In the wake of recent legal and regulatory changes, it’s very important for us to maintain data inside the European Union and meet the highest standards regarding the data privacy rights of our customers.”
Highly scalable and secured, Talend Integration Cloud would offer “powerful” graphical tools, “robust” data quality, and 900+ connectors and components for connecting databases, big data sources, as well as on-premises and cloud applications and services. The solution would enable users to develop cloud-to-cloud and hybrid integration workflows for publishing to a fully managed cloud, and automate the provisioning of big data integration across multiple cloud platforms no matter the volume or velocity.