Alation Steps Up APAC Presence Following Strong Growth

By Eyal Mekler

Published on May 11, 2023

APAC Alationauts shaking each others hands in a office setting as they smile.

Alation is excited to announce that, following substantial growth in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, it has opened a new office in Chennai, India. Our growth and further expansion of our team in the region underscores the strong demand for global cloud services and data intelligence, highlighting the tremendous market opportunity for digital transformation.

Simply put, enterprises are increasingly seeking ways to take better advantage of their data and analytics to make data-informed decisions, strengthen the customer experience, and capitalize on cost-saving opportunities. In this blog post, I’ll share some exciting details about how Alation is growing in APAC and what this means for data transformation more widely in the region.

Opening doors in the region

Located on the 20th floor of the World Trade Centre, our new regional office in Chennai will host more than 160 employees from across engineering, product, finance, and HR teams.

The opening of our Chennai office reflects our strong commitment to the APAC region, where businesses increasingly recognize the importance of digital expansion to improve agility and meet customer needs. According to Snowflake, over a third of APAC organizations have already increased their budget for integrating data significantly since the pandemic, with data intelligence and management among their top priorities. Our expanding presence in Chennai, combined with our existing offices in Bangalore, Singapore, Sydney, and Melbourne, underscores our dedication to helping organizations in APAC achieve their digital transformation goals.

And we’re not done growing our team yet! In addition to the new 160-person office, we’re also still on the lookout for talented data professionals to join us to support our work with a number of large regional companies. We are actively hiring to bolster our APAC expansion, with a full list of open roles available here.

Alation is a great place to work, but don’t just take my word for it: Alation has been named one of the best places to work by the likes of Inc. Magazine and Great Place to Work, based on the experience of real people who work at the company. Whether it’s the US, EMEA, or APAC, it’s great to be an Alationaut!

A burgeoning customer base

Our growing team in APAC represents both a commitment to the region as well as a recognition of our growing local customer base. At Alation, we are proud of our strong relationships with large regional organizations in APAC, such as Ampol, Cbus Super, Domain Group, Loyalty New Zealand, SparkNZ, and Virgin Australia.

All these businesses understand that there must be a better way to manage, find and govern trusted data. By investing in Alation, more and more APAC companies are ensuring that their data is accessible, understandable, and trustworthy, empowering them to keep their end customers top of mind at all times.

Bolstering the leadership team

For Alation, the exciting news and growth don’t just relate to APAC. We are also pleased to welcome Jill Woodworth and David Chao as Alation’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, respectively.

David Chao brings more than 15 years of expertise in growing enterprise B2B SaaS businesses. Prior to joining Alation, he served as vice president of marketing at Datadog and vice president and head of product marketing at MuleSoft, where he supervised crucial growth that led to the company’s successful IPO in 2017 and purchase the following year. David will be in charge of all aspects of our international marketing as CMO.

Jill Woodworth has nearly 30 years of financial and investment banking expertise. In her previous position as CFO for Peloton, she scaled the company’s international operations and supervised its IPO. Jill will oversee global financial operations in her role as CFO.


It’s been an exciting year of growth for us since we announced $100 million in annual recurring revenue (ARR) this past September. Whether it’s a number of brilliant award wins in EMEA or our very own momentum and new office here in APAC, Alation continues to go from strength to strength!

  • Opening doors in the region
  • A burgeoning customer base
  • Bolstering the leadership team
  • Conclusion
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