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
350+ ENTERPRISES LEVERAGE ALATION
600+ PASSIONATE ALATIONAUTS
300,000+ SUBSCRIBERS WORLDWIDE
355+ MILLION DATA OBJECTS INDEXED
$217 MILLION IN VC FUNDING RAISED
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
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.
A Values-Driven Culture
Move the Ball
We take small steps in the present to make it to the future we’re seeking.
Buildfor 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.
Through Customer Impact
We measure ourselves by the impact we achieve, not the benefits we receive.