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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

250+ ENTERPRISES LEVERAGE ALATION

350+ PASSIONATE ALATIONAUTS

300,000+ SUBSCRIBERS WORLDWIDE

26 COUNTRIES

355+ MILLION DATA OBJECTS INDEXED

$217 MILLION IN VC FUNDING RAISED

34 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 Acquired Lyngo Analytics
October 2021
Alation Launched Data Governance App
September 2021
Alation raises $110M in Series D funding
June 2021
Alation named one of Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces 2021
May 2021
Alation Cloud Services is launched
April 2021
Alation enables business users with new UX
Oct 2020
Alation launches Global Partner Network
July 2020
Enterprises turn to Alation for data governance
June 2020
Alation named 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Metadata Management Solutions
March 2020
Alation vision evolves to data intelligence platform
January 2020
Alation Named One of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces 2019
May 2019
Alation Recognized as 2019 Bay Area Best Places to Work
April 2019
Alation launches India office
February 2019
Alation raises $50 Million led by Sapphire Ventures
January 2019
Alation sees year-over-year triple digit revenue growth
January 2019
Alation opens new London office
October 2018
Alation brings guided navigation to self-service
July 2018
Alation raises $23 Million led by Icon Ventures
July 2017
Alation launches the first modern data catalog
March 2015
Alation raises $9M led By Costanoa & DCVC
March 2015
Alation founded to make enterprise data accessible
2012
Alation Leadership Team

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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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