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Score 8.4 out of 100
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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

MEGA

MEGA is great for storing and syncing files across devices. It has a great web interface, as well as a sync tool for desktop and a mobile app that works very well on iPhone. (I have not used the Android version of the app.) I like the overall usability, as well as some of the features like the QR code and contact list functionality. I like the file versioning and file management features as well.What works less well for me is collaboration with other users, and file sharing among users. I have not been able to find a way to view all files shared with me from other users in the same view as my own files. In fact, when files are shared with me, the only way I have been able to locate them is through Notifications, which is sub-par. I would much prefer to see all shared folders alongside my files, without having to make a copy of the shared folder, thus losing the ability to sync with another user's changes, as well as using up my storage space.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Alation

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

MEGA

  • Very fast upload and download rate.
  • Lots of space for little money. Even in the free version, they give you more space than other clouds (50GB)
  • It has an encryption system so your files cannot be published by third parties.
  • Has mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows phone
antonio lopez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Alation

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

MEGA

  • API for external use
  • Query engine (join between metaclass)
  • Export tools
  • Web site generator
Marco Riva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Alation

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

MEGA

MEGA 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Clean, contemporary UI that is heavily polished and works great. You can tell they did a lot of user testing with this, and have a top notch UI design team that really cares about the customer. A highly user-friendly service across platforms and form factors, I found their web, desktop and mobile apps to all be impeccably designed and consistent.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

MEGA

MEGA 10.0
Based on 2 answers
While I have never contacted customer support, there is a large user community that has posted solutions on third party websites to a number of common questions like how to share files, and how to access files that have been shared with you. When I received a 40 GB shared file, I was not able to find how to access it until I searched on Google to find a solution, which was easy to find. The large user community helps with support tremendously.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

MEGA

From my experience both are very good, but they are also very different. MediaFire has managed to survive regardless of all the problems that it's had, but at some point it fell short, not in speed because it is really fast, but in the space that provides. That's where MEGA totally wins, since almost no one can compete with its free 50GB and the 200GB you get in the cheapest paid version.
antonio lopez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Alation

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

MEGA

  • Only positive impact in all departments
Marco Riva | 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

MEGA

General

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

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