Talend Open Studio is one of the most popular open-source products available, and for good reason: it provides much of the functionality of their enterprise solution, free of charge. However, as Talend’s product line continues to grow (this year alone, I’ve started using the Talend Data Mapper and Talend Data Stewardship console), the enterprise solution becomes more appealing.

Still, free is hard to beat, so to showcase the additional functionality of their enterprise product line, Talend is offering a 30-day trial of Talend Big Data Sandbox. This includes a fully-functional commercial version of Talend Big Data version 6, and your choice of Hadoop distribution, all delivered via Docker. It’s intended as a sandbox where you can shortcut and deploy everything on a single machine to play around. A real license post-trial adds the enterprise grade deployment and monitoring features, but this is a great way to get started.

The trial license gives you full access to established products such as Talend Data Integration and Big Data Platform, and newer additions that let you explore Hadoop Spark, Kafka, and numerous machine learning algorithms. If you are considering the move to an enterprise license, now is your chance to see what the additional functionality can do.

You can start your free trial here:

Talend Big Data Sandbox 30 Day Free Trial