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 […]

Funding and Our Future

Aaron Kalb
VP of Design & Strategic Initiatives

We recently announced $50M in Series C funding to supercharge our growth, cement our leadership position, and innovate so data catalogs can create even deeper and broader value than they provide today. We’re delighted to watch leading organizations like Daimler, eBay, Hilton Hotels, LinkedIn, Munich Re, and Pfizer trust the Alation Data Catalog to connect […]

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 […]

Data Catalogs: A Category of Their Own

Stephanie McReynolds
VP of Marketing

Data catalogs are here to stay. This week, two independent analyst reports validated what we’ve known for years – data catalogs are critical for self-service analytics.[1]

The Year Enterprises Embraced the Data Catalog

Satyen Sangani
Chief Executive Officer

A recent report from Gartner, Data Catalogs Are the New Black in Data Management and Analytics finds that, “Demand for data catalogs is soaring as organizations struggle to inventory distributed data assets to facilitate data monetization and conform to regulations.”* The trend mirrors demand for Alation.

The “FUTURe” of Working with Data

Aaron Kalb
VP of Design & Strategic Initiatives

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 […]

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 […]

TrustCheck from Alation: In Conversation with Peter Burris

Aaron Kalb
VP of Design & Strategic Initiatives

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, […]

Gartner BI Bake Off: Data Catalogs and the Opioid Epidemic

Jason Ma

For the past four years, Gartner has hosted a BI Bake Off competition at the Gartner Data and Analytics Summit in Texas. Selected vendors are given the opportunity to highlight their solutions and show how data and analytics can be harnessed for social good.