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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Alation

Alation is best suited for data analysts and data scientists to understand the business using the metadata that it curates. It provides a platform for users to be able to run queries and share them with other users, which creates a collaborative environment. It is a single source of truth to learn more about the data you work with daily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog

I think clients who are already on the IBM Ecosystem will immensely benefit from this tool. Also, it depends on the long term strategy of the organization. If the long term goal is to develop an Operations Business Intelligence Platform then tools provided by the IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog platform will be really good.
Vinay Pushkarna, B.Eng, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Alation

  • Query builder
  • Entity relationship
  • Metadata
  • Conversations
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog

  • Ready to use data catalog experience with years of IBM consulting experience is helpful.
  • Particularly helpful if the client is in the IBM ecosystem like IBM Maximo.
  • Effective asset data management ready to deploy tools.
Vinay Pushkarna, B.Eng, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Alation

  • Data flow
  • Impact analysis
  • User experience
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog

  • I think an industry-specific data catalog service will be good.
  • Effective alignment of IBM consulting services and bringing in an Industry point of view will be great.
  • Effective reach out like roadshows, etc. will be good.
Vinay Pushkarna, B.Eng, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Alation

Alation 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's a great tool in terms of user experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Alation

Alation 10.0
Based on 1 answer
You get great support from Alation right from setting up the system to using them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Alation

Apache atlas, LinkedIn Datahub, Lyft Amundsen are some of the open-source tools we've explored before using Alation. Alation is way advanced over these tools and it has AI capabilities to help you write queries in an automated fashion. and learn more about the data in an easy way. It's very helpful in the data world.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog

Azure is definitely a strong competition considering that it has machine learning capabilities too.
Vinay Pushkarna, B.Eng, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Alation

  • Single source of truth
  • One application to all queries about metadata
  • Query platform
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog

  • Too early to determine ROI.
  • I have had cases where IBM Watson has been offered with a suite of services
  • With strengths in enterprise asset management, it has a lot of potential to be the platform of choice.
Vinay Pushkarna, B.Eng, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Alation

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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