Adaptive Metadata Manager vs. Alation Data Catalog

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Adaptive Metadata Manager
Score 7.4 out of 10
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The Adaptive Metadata Manager product, from Adaptive in Aliso Viejo, comprises a number of configurable software components that provide an organization with eight core capabilities required to govern and improve data-driven business capability. These capabilities are: Data Lineage, Data Quality, Impact Analysis, Business Terminology, Business to Technical Traceability, Version Management, Change Approval Workflow, Stewardship, and Automated Harvesting & Stitching.N/A
Alation
Score 8.6 out of 10
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Alation offers enterprise data intelligence solutions, including data search & discovery, data governance, data stewardship, analytics, and digital transformation. Alation operates in thethe data catalog market. With its Behavioral Analysis Engine, inbuilt collaboration capabilities, and open interfaces, Alation combines machine learning with human insight with the goal of tackle the most demanding challenges in data and metadata management.N/A
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
Adaptive Metadata ManagerAlation Data Catalog
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
7.7
(16 ratings)
Usability
7.0
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10.0
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Support Rating
7.0
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9.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Adaptive Metadata ManagerAlation Data Catalog
Likelihood to Recommend
Adaptive
Great support in the middle of development and other activity whenever it is needed to get the work done within the time frame.
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Alation
Alation is pretty easy to implement. We were able to do it ourselves with Alation's help, no 3rd party needed. We are currently migrating to Snowflake, and it has been helpful with prioritizing what gets migrated. It's great for searching for tables and views. I even use it when I'm trying to find fields in a large table. If I'm not sure if the field is called first_name, firstname, or fname, I can use Alation's table page, filter for fields with "name", and easily find it.
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Pros
Adaptive
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Alation
  • Ability to link objects using the @ symbol. It allows us to easily provide a way to get more information or context. So if the business concept is part of a hierarchy, we can link to the other terms in that hierarchy.
  • The customization is really helpful. Most object types have robust customization options. Others are less so, but it is improving. We've created multiple custom fields to support our data governance framework.
  • The search feature with filtering is helpful in narrowing down what you're looking for.
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Cons
Adaptive
  • Interface is occasionally buggy
  • Not always intuitive navigating between sheets
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Alation
  • The lineage UI is not ready for primetime. I would not recommend this feature for my users at this time because it's too complex to understand and is visually difficult to track down specific paths.
  • The underlying infrastructure of the on-premise version of the software is fragile and unnecessarily complicated, using too many modules and technologies.
  • The license model of the on-premise version contains too many add-ons. I would like to pay one price and get all of the features.
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Usability
Adaptive
It's a perfectly functional software but isn't intuitive right out of the box. With some training, it's easy to use.
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Alation
It's a great tool in terms of user experience.
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Support Rating
Adaptive
I haven't needed to use Adaptive Metadata Manager support.
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Alation
From the RightStart Program to the Customer Success team to technical support, Alation has it all covered. They respond quickly and expertly to answer my questions and fix my problems.
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Alternatives Considered
Adaptive
I haven't used any other similar products and am unfamiliar with any other options. Speaking generally, Adaptive Metadata Manager's user interface is occasionally buggy and doesn't always allow for smooth navigation. It's easy to get lost in the myriad reports and sheets on occasion.
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Alation
Alation provided the right balance of connection with systems in use, trusted reputation and affordability. The product integrates with current ways of working and does not require reorganisation within other lines of business.
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Return on Investment
Adaptive
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Alation
  • Provides a place where people can go to find things
  • When we first implemented, someone was concerned that people would now see what a mess our data environment was. I consider that a feature. We can't clean up if we can't see what we have.
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ScreenShots

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Screenshot of Search: Finds data with natural language or advanced search capabilities like tags, and asset typesScreenshot of Curate: Documents data with valuable context for everyone to better understand and trust dataScreenshot of Compose: Queries multiple databases and provides guided navigation with recommended data to use