Land Registry moves to improve data integration to bolster BI

Land Registry for England and Wales has gone open source in support of its new business intelligence drive.

The Land Registry for England and Wales has gone open source in support of its new business intelligence initiative.

The government institution responsible for keeping and maintaining the Land Register for England and Wales has opted for Talend Integration Suite to improve its data integration.

The organisation has 6400 employees, spread over 19 sites in England and Wales, and has an IT staff of 400. It aims to maintain and develop a stable, effective land registration system; guarantee title to registered estates and interests in land; and provide ready access to up-to-date and guaranteed land information.

Steven Philips, delivery manager at Land Registry commented in a press statement issued by the supplier: “Maintaining concise and accurate data for business intelligence is crucial to Land Registry’s operational performance and we needed a flexible and cost effective tool that would improve data integration for the BI warehouse.”

And so, Land Registry began searching for a reliable and efficient data integration tool. After a six-week proof of concept, Land Registry was confident that it had accurately gauged Talend’s Integration Suite and decided to implement it.

“[The suite] was initially implemented in just two weeks. It was extremely easy to install and the whole process was very straight forward,” said Philips.

He added: “With Talend Integration Suite, Land Registry will benefit from being able to use ETL processes - extract, transform and load - to extract data from a number of different repositories and in multiple formats to provide consistent data for business intelligence.

 “With Talend we have been able to create a robust and efficient suite of ETL applications that automate several of our data collection processes overnight. Furthermore, because of the way Talend Integration Suite has been developed using an open Java framework which is compatible with Eclipse, we are able to run jobs on virtually any technical platform.

“Overall, we have been very impressed. [Talend has] a great set of open source data integration solutions and a very supportive workforce. We have participated in their training courses.”

The supplier said that its Talend Integration Suite is the first open source enterprise data integration solution designed to support multi-user development, and to scale to the highest levels of data volumes and process complexity. The company maintains the tool improves the productivity of data integration job design and is scalable.

François Méro, VP of Global Sales for Talend, stressed that “being open source, Talend Integration Suite can integrate with all existing legacy systems and is ideal for supporting new and evolving projects such as Land Registry’s BI project”.

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