Presenting at Talend Connect London 2018 is Reed Elsevier (part of RELX Group), a $7 billion data and analytics company with 31,000 employees, serving scientists, lawyers, doctors, and insurance companies among its many clients. The company helps scientists make discoveries, lawyers win cases, doctors save lives, insurance companies offer customers lower prices, and save taxpayers money by preventing fraud.
Standardizing business practices for successful growth
As the business grew over the years, different parts of the organization began buying and deploying integration tools, which created management challenges for central IT. It was a âshadow ITâ situation, where individual business departments were implementing their own integrations with their own different tools.
With lack of standardization, integration was handled separately between different units, which made it more difficult for different components of the enterprise to share data. Central IT wanted to bring order to the process and deploy a system that was effective at meeting the companyâs needs as well as scalable to keep pace with growth.
Moving to the cloud
One of the essential requirements was that any new solution be a cloud-based offering. Elsevier a few years ago became a âcloud firstâ company, mandating that any new IT services be delivered via the cloud and nothing be hosted on-premises. It also adopted agile methodologies and a continuous deployment approach, to become as nimble as possible when bringing new products or releases to market.
Elsevier selected Talend as a solution and began using it in 2016. Among the vital selection factors were platform flexibility, alignment with the companyâs existing infrastructure, and its ability to generate Java code as output and support microservices and containers.
In their Talend Connect session, Delivering Agile integration platforms, Elsevier will discuss how it got up and running rapidly with Talend despite having a diverse development environment. And, how itâs using Talend, along with Amazon Web Services, to build a data platform for transforming raw data into insight at scale across the business. Youâll learn how Elsevier created a dynamic platform using containers, serverless data processing and continuous integration/continuous development to reach a level of agility and speed.
Agility is among the most significant benefits of their approach using Talend. Elsevier spins up servers as needed and enables groups to independently develop integrations on a common platform without central IT being a bottleneck. Since building the platform, internal demand has far surpassed the companyâs expectationsâas it is delivering cost savings and insight at a whole new level.
Attend this session to learn more about how you can transform your integration environment.
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