Talend announces its acquisition of all outstanding shares of Restlet SAS, a cloud-based API design and testing platform that uses the cloud to provide powerful API design, documentation, testing and hosting capabilities to developers.
With this in mind, Restlet’s technology will complement Talend Data Fabric’s existing ability to integrate, transform, govern and share enterprise data by making it easier for customers to take an API-first design approach to monetise and securely share information in real-time with clients and business partners.
“Current API solutions tend to focus exclusively on app-to-app connectivity versus the transforming, governing and sharing data. The addition of Restlet will extend out data integration platform with APU capabilities, so that customers can share data more pervasively and optimise performance across their entire value chain,” states Ciaran Dynes, SVP, Products, Talend.
Apart from helping to streamline data sharing, Restlet’s API technology lends itself to creating new opportunities for Talend customers to monetise their data. By increasing data volumes and the use of data lakes, Talend believes it will help fuel interest in data monetisation across a range of industries.
The Restlet API platform will initially be deployed as part of Talend Integration Cloud, which will include new support for open source projects such as Swagger and RAML. It will also be compatible with third-party API gateways, such as Google Apigee. Soon after, more of Restlet’s capabilities will be incorporated into the broader Talend Data Fabric integration platform.