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September 25, 2020
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We use Alation as a data discovery tool at our company. It's highly used as a query running tool as well. It's been used across EDW systems and helps in identifying the metadata about data. It is ensuring a single source of truth and you can find all the information in one place.
  • Query builder
  • Entity relationship
  • Metadata
  • Conversations
  • Data flow
  • Impact analysis
  • User experience
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.
You get great support from Alation right from setting up the system to using them.
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What is Alation?

Alation states its customers leverage the data catalog as a platform to drive data search & discovery, data governance, data stewardship, analytics, and cloud transformation. With its behavioral and linguistic intelligence technologies, collaboration capabilities, and open interfaces, Alation provides a platform for a broad range of metadata management applications by combining machine learning with human insight to tackle the most demanding challenges in data management.

The vendor boasts more than 180 organizations as customers, driving their data cultures and improving their organizations’ decision making with Alation, including AbbVie, DraftKings, Exelon, Finnair, Genentech, GoDaddy, Marks & Spencer, MercadoLibre, Munich Re, New Balance, New Relic, Pfizer, Scandinavian Airlines, Scout24 and US Foods. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation is funded by Costanoa Ventures, Data Collective Venture Capital, Icon Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, and Salesforce Ventures.

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Alation Features

Has featureFind Data: Quickly find data with natural language or advanced search capabilities
Has featureCurate Data: Document data with valuable context for everyone to better understand and trust data
Has featureCompose SQL Queries: Query multiple databases and get guided navigation with recommended data to use

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Alation Competitors

Collibra, Informatica, IBM

Alation Support Options

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Alation Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac, CentOS, RedHat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu, Debian, SUSE Linux, Fedora, Amazon Linux
Mobile Application:No

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What is Alation?

Alation in Redwood City offers their collaborative Alation Data Catalog for the enterprise, a solution designed to improve analytic productivity and drive better business decisions. Alation automatically indexes data by source, and automatically gathers knowledge about data, while using machine learning to continually improve human understanding.

Who uses Alation?

The most common users of Alation are from Enterprises and the Internet industry.