Talend migration in record time

Secured data integration processes for Stadtwerke Norderstedt in 5 days

A reliable data model is essential for effective data management. This required smooth data integration processes to bring together data from different sources. Stadtwerke Norderstedt was using a Talend OEM software solution for this purpose, whose maintenance contract expires at the end of 2021. TIMETOACT migrated the Talend Data Integration Suite, including all workflows and processes, to the Stadtwerke's internal system environment (with a subscription license) within a very short period of time and will continue to provide support as a support partner in the future if necessary.

Initial situation:
  • Use of a white label OEM software as a data integration solution.
  • Termination of the maintenance contract at the end of 2021 and thus end of the primary support path
Core requirement:
  • Smooth and timely migration of Talend Data Integration Suite away from the OEM solution to a subscription license (direct license) directly into the system environment of Stadtwerke Norderstedt.
  • Analysis and risk assessment of all implemented functions and processes
  • Installation of Talend in the system environment of the municipal utility, import of the processes
  • Migration completed after five days without loss of functionality
Added value:
  • Municipal utilities have a current and direct Talend subscription license on their own system environment
  • Independence from software house 
  • Individualization and customizing possible on request

We are very grateful to TIMETOACT for the great support and the fast, smooth implementation - I have rarely experienced anything so good.

Daniel SeeligerIT system integration and developmentStadtwerke Norderstedt

Need for timely migration of the data integration solution

In many companies, a large amount of corporate data is generated on a daily basis, usually from different sources. It is necessary to collect, store and manage this (un)structured data in order to be able to make decisions based on trustworthy data. For this to be possible in a data warehouse, it needs a functional data integration solution. For years, Stadtwerke Norderstedt has relied on Talend Data Integration Suite to integrate the data of its subsidiary wilhelm.tel GmbH as part of a whitelabel OEM software.

Talend offers a highly scalable architecture for almost any application or data source and is used at the municipal utility as the basis for data management for many applications in numerous business areas. After six years, the software house from which the OEM solution originated terminated the maintenance contract at the end of 2021, which also meant the end of the primary support path. The municipal utilities were now faced with the challenge of migrating the existing Talend solution to their own system environment.

Core requirement

The core requirement was a smooth and timely migration of Talend Data Integration Suite away from the OEM solution to the subscription license (direct license) directly into the system environment of Stadtwerke Norderstedt.

This also included the analysis and risk assessment of all implemented functions and processes in order to ensure all existing workflows after the migration. In addition, the municipal utilities were to be able to fall back on a comprehensive support offering once the project was completed.

In addition to the migration, it was important for us to have a partner who would take us by the hand throughout the entire process and be available to answer questions.

Daniel SeeligerIT system integration and developmentStadtwerke Norderstedt

Fast project implementation without loss of functionality

Stadtwerke Norderstedt relied on TIMETOACT as a long-standing Talend Gold partner for the migration.

Using an OEM solution always involves the risk of using functions that were implemented by the software house and are not part of the original solution. Thus, before the migration, an in-depth consideration of the initial situation was necessary. This included recording the individual data integration processes of the existing solution and its infrastructure. This resulted in a risk assessment, not only to identify and take into account potential enhancements, but above all to prevent the loss of data or process structures. No individualizations were identified as part of this.

This was followed by the installation of Talend in the system environment of Stadtwerke Norderstedt according to best practice specifications and the import of the processes. To ensure the smooth functioning of Talend on the new environment and to check the validity of the data, extensive testing of all processes was carried out. Five days were sufficient to complete the migration ahead of schedule without any loss of functionality. The municipal utilities can continue to use Talend as usual in terms of handling and functionality.

We had already heard a lot of good things about TIMETOACT. The project concept presented convinced us in our core requirements - fast implementation, reasonable price range and know-how with the solution.

Stefan MohrHead of IT Integration & Developmentwilhelm.tel GmbH

Further cooperation as needed

Stadtwerke Norderstedt now has an up-to-date subscription license in its system environment, obtained directly from TIMETOACT as a Talend partner. This means that in the future they will no longer be tied to an OEM solution and will therefore be independent of the software house. The structured project approach of the TIMETOACT experts not only enabled a smooth and secure migration, but also brought the project to a quick conclusion as desired.

Individual adaptations, extensions and customizing can be implemented easily and quickly on request so that the municipal utility can benefit from Talend beyond the standard functions. TIMETOACT continues to be available to the Stadtwerke as a support partner as needed.

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Stadtwerke Norderstedt is a modern utility company - from the region for the region. Around 500 employees are committed to a good life in the city every day. They supply Norderstedt residents with electricity, gas, water and district heating, and also with telephony, Internet, cable TV and mobile communications via wilhelm.tel GmbH's own fiber-optic network.


Bernd Nock
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