After many years of leading Oakland Software to develop really good data transformation technology, I have moved to a new phase, having sold these assets to Talend. A little while ago, I joined Talend as a Senior Architect responsible for data transformation as well as other cross product issues and I’m very excited to be part of this team of extremely bright and talented folks.
For quite a while now the Oakland Data Transformer has worked well with the Talend ESB runtime technologies, and now that it’s part of Talend we will work on integration at the Talend Open Studio level for a future Talend release. You will hear more about that as the work progresses.
I am very grateful to the open source community, mostly to my friends at Eclipse on which my product is based. It would not have been possible to make such a high functionality and robust product without the extensive infrastructure provided by Eclipse to do such things. I think however that the most important part of Eclipse is the culture. It’s a culture of openness, mutual respect, and encouragement. People are encouraged to be nice, helpful, and not at all arrogant and this is the case with everyone I have worked with there over the years. It’s been an amazing experience being part of it and I hope to continue my small contributions to Eclipse.