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Thank You Snowflake for Naming Alation the Data Governance Partner of the Year

By Tracy Eiler
  • Active Data Governance
  • Alation News

Alation Scoops Gold for 5th Straight Year in Dresner’s Wisdom of Crowds Report

By Mitesh Shah
  • Alation News
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

The Role of the Data Catalog in Data Security

By Myles Suer
  • Active Data Governance
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Data Intelligence + Human Brilliance: The Future of the Data Catalog

By Satyen Sangani
  • Alation News

Moving from Traditional to Active Data Governance

By Awais Ahsan
  • Active Data Governance

How 2021.2 Is Remaking the Future of Enterprise Search

By Linh Nguyen
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Alation 2021.2: More Tools to Drive Data Culture with Monali Narayanaswami, Director of Product Management at Alation

By Talo Thomson
  • Alation News
  • Data Culture

Strategies on Implementing a Data Catalog

By Talo Thomson
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Data Dictionary vs. Business Glossary (and How They Can Get Your Business and IT Teams on the Same Page)

By Jason Lim
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Migrating Data to the Cloud: Things You Need to Know

By Ibby Rahmani
  • Cloud Transformation

Snowcase Study: How Data Governance Gives Texas Mutual Insurance Company a Competitive Edge

By Chris Atkinson
  • Active Data Governance

Alation Cloud Service: Data Intelligence Just Got Simpler

By Ibby Rahmani
  • Alation News
  • Cloud Transformation

Introducing Alation Cloud Service with Jason Ma, Senior Director of Product Management

By Jason Lim
  • Alation News
  • Cloud Transformation

The Science of Savings: An Interview with the Alation Data Scientists

By Talo Thomson
  • Self-Service Analytics

Data Catalogs for Search & Discovery

By Ibby Rahmani
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Alation State of Data Culture Report: Bad Data Spells Trouble for AI

By Aaron Kalb
  • Data Culture

Alation 2021.1: Architecting a Platform for Data Intelligence with Junaid Saiyed, SVP of Engineering at Alation

By Mitesh Shah
  • Data Intelligence
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Alation 2021.1: Getting users to the data they need, faster

By Ibby Rahmani
  • Alation News

What is Active Data Governance?

By Talo Thomson
  • Active Data Governance

How to Become a CDO: Thoughts from the Chief Data Officer of a $2.5B Global Provider of Biopharmaceutical Services

By Dave Kellogg
  • Data Intelligence

Making the Business Case for a Data Catalog

By Umid Akhmedov
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

How to Evaluate Data Catalog Software

By Nolan Necoechea
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

The Tribal Knowledge Problem

By Leslie Brand
  • Data Culture
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Data Governance: Starting Quickly with a Data Catalog

By Robert Seiner
  • Active Data Governance

Why Every Snowflake User Needs Alation’s Data Catalog

By Kiran Narsu
  • Enterprise Data Catalog
  • Partner News

Analytics and Governance, Two Sides of the Data Intelligence Coin

By Jason Lim
  • Active Data Governance
  • Self-Service Analytics

Alation 2020.4: Discussing Analyst Productivity with Andrea Levy, Data Science Lead at Alation

By Nolan Necoechea
  • Data Intelligence
  • Self-Service Analytics

Alation + AWS: Search, Discover, Query, and Govern Your Data Across Hybrid Architectures

By Kiran Narsu
  • Active Data Governance
  • Partner News

LGBTQ History Month: A Look Back and the Importance of Community at Alation

By Claire Saitta
  • Alation News

To Activate Data Governance, Everybody Must be a Data Steward

By Robert Seiner
  • Active Data Governance
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Gartner Names Alation a Leader in Metadata Management

By Mitesh Shah
  • Alation News

Alation + Databricks: Inviting More People to the Lakehouse

By Raja Perumal
  • Partner News
  • Self-Service Analytics

Alation is the Clear Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Machine Learning Data Catalogs, Q4 2020

By Mitesh Shah
  • Alation News
  • Data Intelligence

Alation + Dataiku: Drive Greater Value from Data Science

By Raja Perumal
  • Partner News
  • Self-Service Analytics

The “Right” Data Governance Approach

By Robert Seiner
  • Active Data Governance

Alation 2020.3: Getting Business Users in the Game

By Jason Lim
  • Data Culture
  • Data Intelligence

Alation 2020.3: Discussing Customer-Centric Design with Colin Poindexter, Alation’s Product Design Lead

By Nolan Necoechea
  • Data Culture

The Data Culture Disconnect

By Aaron Kalb
  • Data Culture

Alation + Snowflake: Driving Data Culture

By Nolan Necoechea
  • Data Culture
  • Partner News

Alation + Looker: Trusted, Modern Analytics — Perfect for the Cloud

By Raja Perumal
  • Cloud Transformation
  • Partner News

MIT CDOIQ Video: The Data Catalog as a Platform for Data Intelligence

By Satyen Sangani
  • Data Intelligence
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

What is CDO 4.0? — A CDO’s Perspective

By Nolan Necoechea
  • Data Culture

Alation and Manta: Automating Advanced Data Lineage

By Peter Wang
  • Partner News
  • Self-Service Analytics

Data Governance Should Not Threaten Work Culture

By Robert Seiner
  • Active Data Governance

Data Governance: Stay Non-Invasive in Your Approach

By Robert Seiner
  • Active Data Governance

The Modern Data Catalog: ‘Mythbusting’ the Top Four Assumptions

By Paige Bartley
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Five Questions on the Alation Partner Network with Kiran Narsu

By Nolan Necoechea
  • Digital Transformation
  • Partner News

Alation Named Leader in IDC’s Inaugural Data Catalog Assessment

By Nolan Necoechea
  • Alation News
  • Data Intelligence

Eight Questions on Data Governance: An Interview with Alation Co-Founder and CDAO Aaron Kalb

By Nolan Necoechea
  • Active Data Governance
  • Alation News

Deliver on the Promise of the Cloud with Alation and Databricks

By Raja Perumal
  • Cloud Transformation
  • Partner News

Four in a Row: Customers Give Alation the Top-Rank in Dresner’s 2020 Wisdom of Crowds® Data Catalog Market Study

By Nolan Necoechea
  • Alation News
  • Data Intelligence

Searching for Answers

By Satyen Sangani
  • Alation News

A Data Architect’s Guide to the Data Catalog

By Dave Wells
  • Enterprise Data Catalog
  • Self-Service Analytics

Alation and BigID: Driving Privacy-Aware Data Culture

By Raja Perumal
  • Active Data Governance
  • Partner News

Introducing the COVID-19 Data Catalog

By Nic Colley
  • Data Intelligence
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

What Public Health Interventions Can Teach Us About Building Data Literacy Programs

By Aaron Kalb
  • Enterprise Data Catalog
  • Self-Service Analytics

Supporting Remote Workers with a Data Catalog in the WFH Era

By Dave Wells
  • Self-Service Analytics

The Business Case for an Enterprise Data Catalog

By Dave Wells
  • Digital Transformation
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Enterprise Data Catalog Maturity: A Key to Data Literacy and Data Fluency

By Dave Wells
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Why Data Literacy Matters for the Enterprise

By Nolan Necoechea
  • Data Culture
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Work in the time of Coronavirus

By Satyen Sangani
  • Alation News

Alation Achieves ISO 27001 Certification

By Zlatko Unger
  • Alation News

How does a data catalog work?

By Claudia Imhoff
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Making Data Accessible

By Satyen Sangani
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

The Agile Analytics Gap

By David Crawford
  • Enterprise Data Catalog
  • Self-Service Analytics

Launching Today

By Satyen Sangani
  • Alation News

Challenges of Working with Big Data: Beyond the 3Vs

By Venky Ganti, Ph.D.
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Using a Data Catalog To Build Your Enterprise Data Strategy

By Feng Niu
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Data Analysts Spend A Lot of Time Finding and Understanding Data

By Venky Ganti, Ph.D.
  • Data Intelligence

These Are Data’s Dark Ages, and That Needs to Change

By Satyen Sangani
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Suppliers Keep Inventories. Consumers Need Catalogs.

By Aaron Kalb
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

The 2016 Crystal Ball – What’s Next in Data?

By Venky Ganti, Ph.D.
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Alation Partners with Teradata

By Satyen Sangani
  • Data Intelligence
  • Partner News

Self-Service Data’s New Frontier: The Data Catalog

By Stephanie McReynolds
  • Self-Service Analytics

Data Engineering Teams Waste Time & Resources Due to Poor Knowledge of Data Usage

By Venky Ganti, Ph.D.
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Announcing Alation 4.0 with Alation Connect

By Venky Ganti, Ph.D.
  • Enterprise Data Catalog
  • Partner News

Announcing Alation Tableau Edition

By Satyen Sangani
  • Active Data Governance
  • Partner News

Cataloging MicroStrategy

By Aaron Kalb
  • Active Data Governance
  • Partner News

Data Cataloging in the Data Lake: Alation + Kylo

By Stephanie McReynolds
  • Partner News
  • Self-Service Analytics

Navigating Data: Alation + Trifacta

By Satyen Sangani
  • Partner News
  • Self-Service Analytics

Shopping for Data

By Stephanie McReynolds
  • Active Data Governance

Deep Thoughts on Data Flow with Alation & Trifacta

By Stephanie McReynolds
  • Partner News

A Catalog-First Approach to MicroStrategy Reporting

By Aaron Kalb
  • Partner News
  • Self-Service Analytics

A New Market Is Born: The Data Catalog Market Study

By Stephanie McReynolds
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Aaron Kalb named to the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list

By Satyen Sangani
  • Alation News

The CDO Imperative: From Process Centric to data-driven

By Satyen Sangani
  • Data Culture
  • Data Intelligence

Why Icon Ventures Invested in Alation

By Michael Mullany
  • Alation News

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Includes Alation

By Stephanie McReynolds
  • Alation News
  • Data Intelligence

Alation’s Role in the Sentient Enterprise

By Satyen Sangani
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Alation and Einstein Analytics Announce Deep Integration For Data Cataloging and Governance

By Stephanie McReynolds
  • Active Data Governance
  • Partner News

Driving Business Value and ROI from a Hybrid Cloud Data Lake

By Jason Ma
  • Cloud Transformation
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Gartner BI Bake Off: Data Catalogs and the Opioid Epidemic

By Jason Ma
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Data Catalogs: A Category of Their Own

By Stephanie McReynolds
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Introducing Agile Data Governance – Alation TrustCheck

By Jason Ma
  • Active Data Governance
  • Partner News

Alation + First San Francisco Partners: A New Approach to Data Governance

By Stephanie McReynolds
  • Active Data Governance
  • Partner News

The Alation Arena: Enter the world of robots

By Chitra Rakesh
  • Alation News

Defining Data Acquisition and Why it Matters

By Malcolm Chisholm
  • Active Data Governance
  • Partner News

Munich Re Launches Enterprise-Wide Data-Driven Platform for Analytics

By Ron Powell
  • Digital Transformation
  • Self-Service Analytics

TrustCheck from Alation: In Conversation with Peter Burris

By Aaron Kalb
  • Digital Transformation
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

MercadoLibre Democratizes BI with Certified Data, Collaboration and Self-Service

By Ron Powell
  • Active Data Governance
  • Self-Service Analytics

Our Next Phase of Growth: Enterprise Data Catalogs

By Satyen Sangani
  • Alation News
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Funding and Our Future

By Aaron Kalb
  • Alation News

The “FUTURe” of Working with Data

By Aaron Kalb
  • Data Intelligence
  • Digital Transformation

At the Top of Everyone’s List

By Nolan Necoechea
  • Alation News

Customer Data Culture: The Innovators Have Already Reinvented Themselves

By Satyen Sangani
  • Data Culture
  • Digital Transformation

Why Data Culture Made Me Pack a Space Suit and Head to Orlando

By Stephanie McReynolds
  • Alation News
  • Data Culture

GoDaddy: Customer-First Digital Transformation

By Ron Powell
  • Digital Transformation
  • Self-Service Analytics

One of the Best Places to Work—and Getting Better

By Ed Avila
  • Alation News

What Is a Data Catalog?

By Dave Wells
  • Digital Transformation
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

What Is Data Curation?

By Dave Wells
  • Data Intelligence
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Where Do Data Catalogs Fit in Metadata Management?

By Dave Wells
  • Enterprise Data Catalog
  • Self-Service Analytics

Alation Ranked Top Data Catalog Third Year in a Row

By Jason Lim
  • Alation News
  • Digital Transformation

Collaboration and Crowdsourcing with Data Cataloging

By Dave Wells
  • Active Data Governance

Driving Data Catalog Adoption

By Dave Wells
  • Data Culture
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Diversity and Inclusion: It’s not enough to get invited to the party, get invited to dance

By Paige Caldwell
  • Alation News

Forrester Does the Math on the ROI of the Alation Data Catalog

By Stephanie McReynolds
  • Alation News
  • Data Intelligence

Introducing Alation Analytics Stewardship: Unlocking the Business Value from Governance

By Sergey Astretsov
  • Alation News
  • Self-Service Analytics

Build or Buy an Enterprise Data Catalog: Top 6 Considerations

By Nolan Necoechea
  • Enterprise Data Catalog

Measuring the Value of Your Analytic Investments with the Alation Data Catalog

By Raja Perumal
  • Alation News
  • Self-Service Analytics

MercadoLibre grows governed, self-service analytics with Alation and Tableau

By Conor Knowles, Tableau
  • Self-Service Analytics

What in the World is an Augmented Data Catalog?

By Nolan Necoechea
  • Enterprise Data Catalog