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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.5 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

Varonis Data Security Platform

Data Governance is well suited to areas where there is a requirement to control user access and privileges to unorganised data, if an organisation is taking on the challenge of a data classification project then this is a great tool for finding out what data is out in the organisation. Some additional modules allow information owners and approvers to authorise user access through a web portal cutting down on a manual process and lets profile administration be auditable.
Philip Clarke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Alation

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

Varonis Data Security Platform

  • Monitors and reports file and folder access and usage.
  • Provides for assigned folder owners who can receive reports and manage access themselves.
Rodney Barnhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Alation

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

Varonis Data Security Platform

  • Implementation could have been a little smoother with more help from the Varonis sales team, but we managed
  • Tying it into some 3rd party systems could be more intuitive
  • Navigating the built in rules and patterns was a little clunky, but we worked through them
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Alation

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

Varonis Data Security Platform

Varonis Data Security Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I wish the cost was a little bit lower and increase functionality and features would give it 10/10.
Gus Awad | 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

Varonis Data Security Platform

Varonis Data Security Platform 9.4
Based on 6 answers
Support has always been very responsive and addressed any issues we may have had in the past. Some local engineers are willing to come onsite or work over a web session to discuss creating a new rule set or look at some issues. Getting issues address has never been a problem. There was one feature we had trouble getting to function correctly, but support and local engineers were willing to work with us as much as needed to get it working correctly for our organization.
Rodney Barnhardt | 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

Varonis Data Security Platform

At the time of our purchase Stealth Bits did not have the same functionality that we initially wanted, so Varonis was the better option and across the available modules again Varonis could cover more future use areas. As of now Stealth Bits has really caught up and as they do not operate an agent logic of data capture can be a lot easier and quicker to install.
Philip Clarke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Alation

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

Varonis Data Security Platform

  • Put our organization within compliance with regulations, which saves us possible fines
  • Put our organization in a better position to handle audits and save on audit fees, since audit reports are quick and easy to run
Anonymous | 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

Varonis Data Security Platform

General

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

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