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27 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • MEGA is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Alation Data Catalog and MEGA are tied in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Alation

90%
2 Ratings
9.9

MEGA

99%
3 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Alation

100%
1 Rating
10.0

MEGA

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

10.0

Alation

100%
1 Rating
10.0

MEGA

100%
2 Ratings

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

  • Data Analyses
  • Queries
  • Data export
  • SQL
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MEGA

  • Mega is very easy to use
  • Mega has a solid referral program unlike others
  • Mega is very secure
🐿 Matthew Karsten | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Alation

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

MEGA

  • Sometimes the download rate drops by a lot, so the downloads take much longer.
antonio lopez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Alation

General

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

Starting Price

MEGA

General

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

Starting Price

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

Alation Data Catalog allows for more powerful data analysis, queries and export of said queries to build data models and reports that lead to internal presentations. It's more user-friendly than Azure SQL, and more powerful than Microsoft Excel VBA, though I still prefer to use Microsoft Excel for most of the work that I do
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MEGA

Mega is a must go to first when expanding cloud storage capabilities and security. Mega can store any file types beyond that of Google Drive and iCloud. Mega is competitively priced to be a suitable option to replace or augment other cloud storage options depending on your business needs. Mega is a must download addition for cloud storage
🐿 Matthew Karsten | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Alation

  • 90%+ ROI
  • ease of data collection and export
  • streamlined data repository and global access
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MEGA

  • You can create backups without needing to occupy the cloud you share with other workers.
  • You can share large files quite quickly. Also, those who receive the link can access the file in just a few minutes.
antonio lopez | TrustRadius Reviewer

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