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The Leaders in Data Intelligence

Driving Data Culture

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

200+ ENTERPRISES LEVERAGE ALATION

300+ PASSIONATE ALATIONAUTS

300,000+ SUBSCRIBERS WORLDWIDE

63 COUNTRIES

267+ MILLION DATA OBJECTS INDEXED

$82 MILLION IN VC FUNDING RAISED

21 INDUSTRIES

1 INDUSTRY-LEADING PLATFORM

It All 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.

While Satyen and Aaron were intent on solving the same problem — they came at it from very different angles. From his background in economics and his experience as an executive at Oracle, Satyen knew that enterprises struggled to work with data and theorized that machine learning could be the answer. As an expert in symbolic systems and a designer who worked on Siri at Apple, Aaron sought to tap into crowdsourced knowledge.

Their differing perspectives would end up their strength. Together, they combined machine learning with human curation to create the first modern data catalog.

Leading the Evolution of the Data Catalog

Alation founded to make enterprise data accessible
2012
Alation raises $9M led By Costanoa & DCVC
2015
Alation launches the first modern data catalog
2015
Alation raises $23 Million led by Icon Ventures
2017
Alation brings guided navigation to self-service
2018
Alation sees year-over-year triple digit revenue growth
2019
Alation raises $50 Million led by Sapphire Ventures
2019
Enterprises turn to Alation for data governance
2019
Alation vision evolves to data intelligence platform
2020
Alation enables business users with new UX
2020

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.

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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.

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A Values-Driven Culture

Move
the Ball

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

Build
for the Long Term

We plan to fulfill a bold, ambitious mission over decades to come.

Listen
Like You’re Wrong

Data and insight are most valuable when they surprise us and prove us wrong.

Measure
Through Customer Impact

We measure ourselves by the impact we achieve, not the benefits we receive.

See the Impact on our Customers

40% IMPROVEMENT IN ANALYSTS PRODUCTIVITY

67% FASTER TIME TO INSIGHTS

365% ROI SEEN BY ALATION CUSTOMERS

$2.7M IN SAVINGS FROM SHORTENED DATA DISCOVERY

See Why the Experts Name Alation an Industry Leader

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