Best data exploration tool
September 25, 2020

Best data exploration tool

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Alation Data Catalog

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
  • Single source of truth
  • One application to all queries about metadata
  • Query platform
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.
You get great support from Alation right from setting up the system to using them.
It's a great tool in terms of user experience.

Do you think Alation Data Catalog delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Alation Data Catalog's feature set?

Yes

Did Alation Data Catalog live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Alation Data Catalog go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Alation Data Catalog again?

Yes

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.