Gartner Data & Analytics London: Human Curation + Machine Learning

Nolan Necoechea

Earlier this month in London, more than 1,600 data and analytics leaders and professionals gathered for the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit. It was probably a surprise to no one that artificial intelligence (AI) took center stage. From niche breakout sessions to the packed opening keynote—where “AI” was one of three leading trends along with […]

The “FUTURe” of Working with Data

Aaron Kalb
Chief Data Officer

It’s time for a change. One of our core values here at Alation is to measure our success through customer impact. Since we launched, Alation has made it easier for data consumers to find, understand, and trust relevant datasets. Numerous studies had shown that before we introduced the first Machine Learning Data Catalog, analysts and […]

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 […]

Defining Data Acquisition and Why it Matters

Malcolm Chisholm

As data drives more and more of the modern economy, data governance and data management are racing to keep up with an ever-expanding range of requirements, constraints and opportunities. It is a little like a data version of the Cambrian Explosion, where data-centricity is giving rise to a rich variety of practices, each distinct and […]

At the Top of Everyone’s List

Nolan Necoechea

Today, we’re honored to be named to Constellation Research’s ShortList™ for Data Cataloging1 for the fourth consecutive year. In an increasingly noisy data cataloging space, this recognition is a reminder that Alation continues to lead the pack with 100+ customers and a unique solution built on the combination of human collaboration and machine learning. To […]

MercadoLibre Democratizes BI with Certified Data, Collaboration and Self-Service

Ron Powell

Ron Powell, independent analyst and industry expert for the BeyeNETWORK and executive producer of The World Transformed FastForward Series, interviews Adrian Quilis, Director of Business Intelligence at MercadoLibre. This article is based on a podcast with Adrian. Adrian, I understand MercadoLibre is Latin America’s most popular ecommerce site by number of visitors. Can you tell […]

TrustCheck from Alation: In Conversation with Peter Burris

Aaron Kalb
Chief Data Officer

Meet TrustCheck: Your Spell Check for SQL or BI. Just like Spell Check prompts you as you’re writing—or like Waze nudges you as you’re driving—TrustCheck guides you to desired behavior while ensuring accuracy as you’re creating a query or a dashboard. With TrustCheck, data analysts see color-coded visual cues whenever they use a questionable source, […]