Customer Data Culture: The Innovators Have Already Reinvented Themselves

Satyen Sangani
Chief Executive Officer

After 116 years in business, legendary guitar maker Gibson filed for bankruptcy in 2018. Prior to the filing, Gibson’s CEO Henry Juszkiewicz was one of the most staunch advocates for “innovation” that you could find. During his tenure as CEO, he sought to transform Gibson from a guitar manufacturer into a “music lifestyle brand.” While […]

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 […]

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 […]

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
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, […]

A New Market Is Born: The Data Catalog Market Study

Stephanie McReynolds
VP 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
VP 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 

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
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 […]

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 […]

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.

A Catalog-First Approach to MicroStrategy Reporting

Aaron Kalb
VP of Design & Strategic Initiatives

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 […]