vs. Talend

See why leading brands use DataGalaxy's SaaS-native platform to improve governance and cataloging initiatives.


Full Comparison DataGalaxy VS. Talend

DataGalaxy and Talend are two data management platforms that offer a range of tools and features to help organizations manage their data more effectively. Both platforms have unique strengths and capabilities, making them valuable tools for businesses looking to improve their data management processes. Choosing between them ultimately depends on the specific needs and requirements of the organization.

Why choose DataGalaxy over Talend?

Based on Gartner PeerInsights Reviews 2023 & Customers Reviews






Ease of Deployment

Low Complexity Medium
4.7 Product reliability 4
Ease of Integration  4.2
5 Adoption Business User 4
Ability to Understand Needs 4.1
4.9 Support 4
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Ease of Use

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  • DataGalaxy is rated higher for ease of use according to Gartner Peer Insights with a rating of 4.9 stars based on 46 reviews​​.
  • Offers a straightforward setup process, intuitive interface, and pre-built connectors for popular data sources, simplifying data connection and cataloging.
  • The guided onboarding process helps users to get started quickly, reducing the learning curve.

    "DataGalay  boasts a user-friendly interface that is both intuitive and efficient, streamlining the data governance process."
    Julien B - Product Owner
  • Talend's data integration capabilities are powerful, but some users find the process of configuring complex data transformations, such as mapping intricate data structures, to be challenging and requiring more extensive documentation or training.
  • The initial setup and configuration of Talend workflows can be daunting, especially for users new to the platform, as it involves defining various connections and data sources.
  • While the interface is functional, some users have reported difficulties in locating specific components within the workspace, leading to occasional frustration during project development.





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  • DataGalaxy offers several collaboration features for teams to work together on data-related tasks
  • Unique web browser plugin allows users to comment on and share data assets directly from their web browser
  • Integrates with popular collaboration tools such as Slack and Microsoft Teams
  • Talend's collaborative features are adequate for small teams, but some users have encountered difficulties when multiple team members simultaneously work on the same data integration job, requiring better conflict resolution mechanisms.
  • While the platform supports shared repositories, users have mentioned limitations in managing access control and permissions, making it challenging to manage team collaboration effectively.

Customer Support



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    • DataGalaxy offers customer support through an online help center, which includes a knowledge base, FAQs, and tutorials.
    • The company also provides email support and has a dedicated support team that works with customers to resolve issues.
    • DataGalaxy's customer support team is known for being responsive and providing personalized support to customers.
    • DataGalayx launched a portal for customers (Users Voice) to submit ideas for improvements, responding within a 2 to 3 day timeframe​.

  • Talend's customer support is generally responsive, but some users have experienced delays in receiving resolutions for technical inquiries. 
  • A few users have also found that the quality of customer support can vary, with some issues being resolved quickly while others require multiple interactions to reach a satisfactory resolution. This could be improved by providing more training and support resources to customer service representatives.
  • In addition, some users have faced challenges in finding detailed solutions for specific use cases or troubleshooting advanced data integration challenges in the platform's documentation. This could be improved by providing more targeted and in-depth documentation for specific features and use cases.





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DataGalaxy offers a substantial library of ready-to-go connectors for a variety of data platforms:


  • Data Warehouses & Databases: Snowflake, Databricks, Salesforce, MongoDB, DynamoDB, Azure Synapse, among others​.
  • Data Visualization: PowerBI, Looker, Tableau Server, Qlik Sense, etc​.
  • Data Processing and Others: Amazon Glue, Azure Data Lake, Teradata, Vertica, and more​.
  • CRM and NoSQL: Hubspot, Salesforce, MongoDB, DynamoDB, etc​​.
  • Custom Integrations: Excel, CSV, and others for custom data integration needs​.

Talend also provides a plethora of connectors to facilitate data integration and governance:

  • ETL Tools, Modeling Tools, and Databases: Over a hundred connectors for ETL tools, modeling tools, NoSQL or SQL databases, popular BI and Data Discovery tools, Hadoop, XML, or Cobol structures​.
  • Extensive Connector Library: Over 1,000 connectors and components to connect virtually any data source with virtually any data environment, whether in the cloud or on premises​.
  • Metadata Extraction: Connectors to extract metadata from virtually any data source, aiding in data protection, governance, analytics management, and ETL process acceleration​.
  • Comprehensive Operations: 800+ connectors and components to perform multiple actions, categorized into 21 main categories​.





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  • Cloud Scalability: DataGalaxy provides a platform where you can secure and access your data from anywhere, whether you prefer on-site control or the scalability of the cloud​​.
  • Cloud Computing Cost Optimization: The platform offers observability on your data stack to provide reliability information, control access, and optimize cloud computing costs​.
  • Rapid Deployment of Solutions: DataGalaxy enables the rapid deployment of solutions to support regulatory compliance, implement a Data Catalog, or optimize the performance of data teams, which can be indicative of cloud-native capabilities​.
  • Deployment on AWS and other platforms: Talend Cloud can be rapidly deployed on AWS and provides an end-to-end cloud data integration and iPaaS platform to accelerate the transition to the cloud.
  • Microservices Architecture: Talend employs a microservices architecture, where each microservice is specialized in a single task. These microservices can be modified, updated, deployed, or deleted independently without affecting others, thus enhancing the agility in development​​.
  • Container Technology: Associated with microservices is the use of container technology, which provides almost instantaneous horizontal scalability. This makes it easy to adapt the number of microservices based on need, especially during peak loads​​.






Talend (4)


  • Offers flexible pricing options for their data catalog solution
  • Provides a quote-based pricing model based on the specific needs of each organization
  • Appears to be a considerably more affordable solution according to some customer reviews.
  • Free readers & Connectors
  • Per-User Pricing: Talend is priced on a per-user basis at $1,170 per user, per month or $12,000 annually. There's also a free basic option available for users who are looking to explore the platform before committing to a paid plan​​.
  • Unclear Pricing Model: Some users have found Talend's pricing model to be a bit unclear, as mentioned in community discussions. This could potentially make it challenging for potential customers to understand the total cost of ownership​.


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Why does DataGalaxy offer more value?

Accelerated User Adoption

Our user-friendly data catalog integrates with popular platforms like Slack and Teams, making it easy for your team to access and use the data they need. 

Cloud Ready and On Premise Flexibility

Our data catalog is cloud-agnostic, giving you the best of both worlds - on-premise control and cloud scalability.

Seamless Integration with your Existing Tools

Our data catalog seamlessly integrates with your existing tools and systems, with no disruption to your technology stack.

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Investing in our data catalog can a substantial return on investment (ROI) for your organization. And with a positive net present value (NPV), our data catalog is designed to provide long-term value for your organization.

DataGalaxy's unique features

- Search & Discovery

Google-Like Search

Stop searching for data and start finding it where it belongs. Our data catalog transforms tribal knowledge into accessible and useful data, with the help of Metabot for suggestions and tasks. Our dynamic search bar provides instant access to centralized information, and our natural language features make it easy to find the data you need based on your goals and technical knowledge.


- Browser Extension

Right Click and Search

Users need to understand and trust the reports, dashboards, and spreadsheets.  What they can’t afford to do is stop and go look it up somewhere.  They need the knowledge immediately at the point of use.  The DataGalaxy Browser Extension provides the ability to simply highlight text in any webpage and immediately pop open everything it knows.

- Toggle Mode

Adapted to your technical Knowledge

DataGalaxy provides the right data, at the right moment. It ensures a global comprehension with a toggle profile feature, adapting your results based on your personal technical skill.
Our collaborative tools enhance communication between IT and other users, making your data the heart of your organization.


- Metabot

Increase data classification with AI/ML

DataGalaxy is a platform made by humans, for humans. But we know that the help of artificial intelligence will help you a lot!


- Social Data Network

Active Metadata Management

Avoid clogged data information into your organisation with effective communication. The Datacatalog is able to bride gap between IT and business users to establish freedom of knowledge. Empower your teams and ensure democratize data. Create, change, improve… your data come alive with our collaborative tools.


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The observed results can be illustrated by the fact that complex questions about data are answered more quickly and that there is a growing appetite on the part of the business to complete the data catalog.


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Company data leader

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