Alation Partners with Teradata

Satyen Sangani
CEO

Today Alation and Teradata announced a strategic partnership. There are multiple components to this partnership. Teradata will sell Alation worldwide. Both companies will co-invest in 

Suppliers Keep Inventories. Consumers Need Catalogs.

Aaron Kalb
VP of Design & Strategic Initiatives

Finding the right data asset in a modern enterprise can be like trying to find a book in a massive library. In the 20th century, libraries leveraged card catalogs to make it easier for book seekers to search by title, author, or category. In the digital age, Amazon and Google eclipsed their predecessors, largely by […]

[Podcast] Alation at the Boulder BI Brain Trust (BBBT)

Aaron Kalb
VP of Design & Strategic Initiatives

Alation CEO Satyen Sangani and Customer Development lead Anand Aidasani visited the Boulder BI Brain Trust, to talk about the challenges of data accessibility and data literacy in the modern enterprise. Listen Now!

[Podcast] Alation CEO, Satyen Sangani on After Nines

Arlene Boyd

Our CEO, Satyen Sangani, was on a podcast with After Nines around the time of our launch. In this podcast, Satyen gives an overview of the Alation product as well as describes the mission of Alation – making data accessible. And for those of you interested in learning more about the founding of Alation and […]

Challenges of Working with Big Data: Beyond the 3Vs

Venky Ganti
CTO

Among many challenges in working with big data, the 3V’s (Volume, Velocity, and Variety) have gotten a lot of attention. Googling yields many results worth reading. Almost all of these focus on technological challenges in managing and processing big data. In this post, I would like to highlight a different set issues that make working […]

The Agile Analytics Gap

David Crawford
Engineering

For years we’ve been talking about agile analytics, but the implementations to date have little to recommend them. And our problems seem to revolve around the data lake. The data lake is the answer to reducing cycle time in analytics—once you have one, you no longer have to wait months for engineering to create your […]

The 2016 Crystal Ball – What’s Next in Data?

Venky Ganti
CTO

With the year coming to a close, many look back at the headlines that made major waves in technology and big data – from Spark to Hadoop to trends in data science – the list could go on and on. Looking in 

These Are Data’s Dark Ages, and That Needs to Change

Satyen Sangani
CEO

For those of us who champion the power of data, the past five years have been an incredible ride thanks to the rise of big data. Consider just these three examples: by 2020, we will have created as many digital bits as there are stars in the universe; data drove President Obama’s wins in the […]

Data Analysts Spend Lot of Time Finding and Understanding Data

Venky Ganti
CTO

In a prior blog post on challenges beyond the 3V’s of working with data, I discussed some issues which hindered the efficiency of data analysts besides drastically raising the bar on their motivation to begin working with new data. Here, I want to drill down into a couple of those issues and my past experience around […]

Using Data

Feng Niu
Lead Engineer

Organizations collect and store data all the time; at the end of the day, the goal is for software and people to use the data in technical and business decisions. The mission of Alation is to make enterprise data more accessible and usable. Through our extensive experience of building the product and talking with customers, […]

Launching Today

Satyen Sangani
CEO

Today is an exciting day for all of us at Alation. We’re finally able to share what we’ve been working on for the last two years. Soon after founding the company, we decided to let our customers determine when we launched our company and product. We had two reasons for this. First, we knew that […]

Making Data Accessible

Satyen Sangani
CEO

It’s likely that anyone reading this post believes in the power of data. Data guides people to make better decisions. Data helps people learn about the world around them. Data allows people to build amazing things. Data cuts through fiction, empowering people to work together around the facts. These truths are self evident. These truths […]