Talend today released version 6 of its eponymous data integration platform. The new version includes new native support for Apache Spark and Spark Streaming. This version also includes support for continuous delivery of integration and analysis applications.

Mike Tuchen, CEO of Talend, said, “Fast analytics absolutely requires fast data integration, so we are very happy to be first to market with native Spark and Spark Streaming support. We made a big bet on Spark because we understand that in an increasingly competitive marketplace, every moment is material when it comes to business-critical information.”

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Tim Stevens, vice president of corporate and business development at Cloudera, said, “We’ve worked with Talend for a number of years and have together helped many organizations easily bring data from various data sources into Cloudera. We are excited to see Talend’s commitment to Spark and look forward to this next chapter in our relationship as we jointly introduce Spark to customers, not only to deliver a new level of ease and speed, but also to innovative on new data possibilities.”

Talend 6 also includes data masking and semantic analysis capabilities, helping to keep data compliant with privacy regulations. The new semantic analysis capabilities allow developers to better understand their data with data-type auto-discovery and Hadoop Distributed File System profiling.

This version also includes a Master Data Management RESTful API, which can help developers load pertinent information into mobile and desktop applications.