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The Data Culture Disconnect

The Data Culture Disconnect

Building a data culture is the number-one priority for Chief Data Officers, according to Gartner. The Alation State of Data Culture Report—released today—finds that 78% of enterprises are undertaking a corporate initiative to become more data driven, but that despite...

What is CDO 4.0? — A CDO’s Perspective

What is CDO 4.0? — A CDO’s Perspective

What is CDO 4.0? Recently, Gartner released a classification that defines a new ideal mindset for Chief Data Officers (CDOs)— what Gartner is calling "CDO 4.0." In Gartner’s words, this new type of CDO should have a focus on their organization’s core product, moving...

The CDO Imperative: From Process Centric to data-driven

The CDO Imperative: From Process Centric to data-driven

Innovating inside of established companies has always been challenging. Being “established” is synonymous with having a proprietary, scalable, and, likely, profitable way of doing things. Change is risky; change is expensive, and change is disruptive. Over the last 20...

At the Top of Everyone’s List

At the Top of Everyone’s List

Today, we’re honored to be named to Constellation Research’s ShortList™ for Data Cataloging1 for the fourth consecutive year. In an increasingly noisy data cataloging space, this recognition is a reminder that Alation continues to lead the pack with 100+ customers and...

What Is a Data Catalog?

What Is a Data Catalog?

A Data Catalog Can Help People See Remarkable Changes in the Speed & Quality of Their Data Analysis. Learn How to Start Your Journey With a Data Catalog.

What Is Data Curation?

What Is Data Curation?

Data curation is a term that has recently become a common part of data management vocabulary. Data curation is important in today’s world of data sharing and self-service analytics, but I think it is a frequently misused term. When speaking and consulting, I often...

Where Do Data Catalogs Fit in Metadata Management?

Where Do Data Catalogs Fit in Metadata Management?

In an earlier blog, I defined a data catalog as “a collection of metadata, combined with data management and search tools, that helps analysts and other data users to find the data that they need, serves as an inventory of available data, and provides information to...