About Alation

The Leaders in Data Intelligence


The key to enterprise innovation: Data-fueled collaboration

More than 40% of all Fortune 100 companies have embraced Alation’s data catalog as a central hub for data-driven innovation.

At Alation, we are passionate about helping enterprises create thriving data cultures where anyone can find, understand, and trust data. Alation pioneered the modern data catalog and is now leading its evolution into a platform for data intelligence.

Alation by the numbers


Enterprise Customers


Passionate Alationauts


in VC Funding Raised


Different Industries


Snowflake Data Governance Partner of the Year


Industry-Leading Platform

It started with a question

How do you connect people with questions to people with answers? That was the deceptively simple question that Alation co-founders, Satyen Sangani and Aaron Kalb, pondered during their first meeting. Together, they combined machine learning with human curation to create the first modern data catalog.

Meet the Leadership Team

People are at the heart of our data culture, and Alation is no different. Meet the team behind the leader in data intelligence.

Become an Alationaut

Alationauts care about more than just building software. They are passionate about helping customers build thriving data cultures and empowering a more curious and rational world.

Belong logo

Alation is the best place to store our business knowledge and technical metadata as it helps us integrate, centralize, and collaborate around fundamental concepts stored in disparate systems.

Angela Fraga

Former Data Governance Lead, Belong

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We have used Alation as a foundation of our data democratization premise as well as quality and policy linkage.

Abra Le

Sr. Manager, Data Governance, Cisco

American Family Insurance logo

With Alation, we’ve seen a lot of added efficiency, cost reduction, and ultimately greater output.

Amy Keelty

IT Internal Audit Director, American Family Insurance

Daimler Truck North America logo

Alation saved me a weeks' worth of asking around. I could quickly identify other tables, verify the tables were actively used, and join that table to my existing dataset to expand my query.

Philippe Topdjian

Digital Transformation Manager, Daimler Trucks North America

A Values-Driven Culture

Move the Ball

We take small steps in the present to make it to the future we’re seeking.