Software is not enough: Automatically collecting knowledge in one place is a start, but it is not sufficient. To have impact you need to change behavior.
Alation was designed on the principle of Behavior I/O – the idea that observing the behavior your best analysts can produce enough crowd-sourced input to improve the output productivity of every user of data in your organization. Alation not only gathers behavior input, but also uses an understanding of analyst behaviors to create intervention recommendations that more successfully drive data governance.
Data doesn’t document its context. And crowdsourcing is human constrained.
So we add machines to the mix.
How do you propagate siloed human knowledge? Incent data teams to share their work. Observe the details of how your best analysts succeed. And leverage the best of AI, Inference, Natural Language Processing, Semantic Search, Machine Learning & Distributed Systems to scale the knowledge.
The machines aren’t taking over the world, they’re helping us scale.
Makes data, algorithms & data viz easily discoverable
Reduces the friction in understanding & trusting data
Delivers interventions to ensure that data is used appropriately