Just a month ago I reported here that Pentaho open sourced their Big data features in their data integration tool (Kettle). And yesterday Talend revealed on their blog that they are about to release a new Talend Open Studio for Big Data. This version will natively support Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), Pig, HBase, Sqoop and Hive. Moreover, Talend Open Studio for Big Data will be bundled with Hortonwork's Apache Hadoop distribution.
These are exciting times for data integration experts and companies alike. First of all, this means more choice in terms of open source data integration tools. Secondly, competition is always good and vital to a product's future development.