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Talend vs. Workato Comparison

Which is the best iPaaS provider for you?
Written by
Louis-Victor Jadavji, Cofounder of Taloflow

Who should you choose and why?

✋ Most important consideration

  • Talend and Workato are equally good at handling most integration use cases. Talend is well known for data integration scenarios where it leverages graphs, data management, and ML for collecting, transforming, and passing data. In contrast, Workato is known for application integration scenarios involving modern SaaS solutions.

🤔 Strongly consider Talend over Workato if

  • You want to leverage a combination of data integration and management tools that help with ETL and creating a unified and consistent user experience for your data.
  • You need in-memory repositories for high throughput, low latency scenarios.

🤔 Strongly consider Workato over Talend if

  • You want to publish the APIs to an API marketplace for developers to discover.
  • You need message routing, service abstraction, or service binding. 
  • You want to make your artifacts reusable and available to a wider audience via the integration marketplace.
  • You prioritize a better workflow for your developers.

📝 Other Notes

  • Talend Data Fabric generally does not provide good support for API-first initiatives.
  • Workato is a better option than Talend for handling files.

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"Gotchas"

  • Neither product is good at processing event streams (note that Workato is slightly better).

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About the Author

Louis-Victor Jadavji

Louis-Victor Jadavji (or "LV") is a recognized leader in the cloud services industry. He's helped 50+ digital native companies like ModusBox, Later, and NS1 choose the right cloud stack for their applications. His work has been featured in Forbes (30 Under 30 All-Star), HuffPost, The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, and Inc. Magazine.

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