Why Data Culture Made Me Pack a Space Suit and Head to Orlando

Stephanie McReynolds
SVP of Marketing

We live in an age of unprecedented speed and breadth of technological change. Since the year 2000, new discoveries are coming at a fast and furious pace in many technology sectors, including software, material science, neuroscience, and genetics. Innovations are also uniquely broad compared to other eras of technological innovation, spanning multiple technologies from innovations […]

The year of the data catalog

Chitra Rakesh

This was an eventful year in the world of data and analytics. Be it the surprising $5.2 billion merger of Cloudera and Hortonworks, the widely scrutinized GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), or the Cambridge Analytica scandal that rocked Facebook. Amid the headline grabbing news, 2018 will also be remembered as the year of the data […]

Join the Alation MLDC World Tour!

Chitra Rakesh

“I’ve been looking at the sky, ‘Cause it’s gettin’ me high… Yes I’m back in black” – Back In Black, AC/DC 1 AC/DC, the Australian rock and roll band shot to international fame with Back in Black, their best-selling album of all times. The Back in Black world tour was a glorious rock and roll […]

A New Market Is Born: The Data Catalog Market Study

Stephanie McReynolds
SVP of Marketing

We’ve seen the trend first hand. Organizations who are so successful in their adoption of self-service analytics, that their own business intelligence (BI) evangelists worry that they’ve created an analytics “wild west.” When they see a data catalog for the first time, they’re thrilled that a product exists that can govern the west

Deep Thoughts on Data Flow with Alation & Trifacta

Stephanie McReynolds
SVP of Marketing

Data lakes, while useful in helping you to capture all of your data, are only the first step in extracting the value of that data. Self-service analytics tools like Tableau help by democratizing the data analysis process, causing disruption to existing Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) tools from the likes of Informatica 

Our Next Phase of Growth: Enterprise Data Catalogs

Satyen Sangani
Chief Executive Officer

Today, we’re announcing that Alation has closed a $50 million Series C funding led by Sapphire Ventures, with participation from new investor Salesforce Ventures and our existing investors Costanoa Ventures, DCVC (Data Collective), Harmony Partners and Icon Ventures. Following a very successful year of growth in Alation’s business, this announcement marks a milestone for Alation […]

Munich Re Launches Enterprise-Wide Data-Driven Platform for Analytics

Ron Powell

Ron Powell, independent analyst and industry expert for the BeyeNETWORK and executive producer of The World Transformed FastForward Series, interviews Andreas Kohlmaier, Head of Data Engineering at Munich Re. Andreas leads the team responsible for setting up a group-wide data platform and supports the transformation of Munich Re to a data-driven organization. Andreas, can you […]

Driving Business Value and ROI from a Hybrid Cloud Data Lake

Jason Ma

For many enterprises, a hybrid cloud data lake is no longer a trend, but becoming reality. With a cloud deployment, enterprises can leverage a “pay as you go” model; reducing the burden of incurring capital costs. Compute and storage resources are separated, allowing those resources to be rapidly provisioned and scaled

A Catalog-First Approach to MicroStrategy Reporting

Aaron Kalb
Chief Data Officer

Tools like MicroStrategy and Tableau make it easy for business users to quickly turn raw data into visualizations and reports. But before you can even start, you have to find a relevant data set, understand it, and trust it. Then you have to connect to it, which can involve many steps and typing many slashes […]