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Alation + Snowflake: Driving Data Culture

Alation + Snowflake: Driving Data Culture

In case you somehow missed it, last week Alation’s partner Snowflake, leading provider of cloud-based data warehousing solutions, had the biggest tech IPO of 2020. While everyone has Snowflake on the brain, we figured it might be a good time to remind you that Alation...

GoDaddy: Customer-First Digital Transformation

GoDaddy: Customer-First Digital Transformation

This article is based on a podcast Ron Powell conducted with Sharon Graves, Enterprise Data and BI Tools Evangelist for GoDaddy, about data curation, data stewardship, and data catalogs.  Ron is an independent analyst and industry expert for the BeyeNetwork and...

What Is a Data Catalog?

What Is a Data Catalog?

A Data Catalog is a collection of metadata, combined with data management and search tools, that helps analysts and other data users to find what they need in one place. Discover more about how it helps to improve efficiency as well as data analysis.

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...

Alation Ranked Top Data Catalog Third Year in a Row

Alation Ranked Top Data Catalog Third Year in a Row

For the third consecutive year, Alation has been named the top-ranked data catalog in the Dresner Advisory Services Wisdom of the Crowds® Data Catalog Market Study. This achievement is a testament not only to our legacy of helping to create the data catalog category...

Collaboration and Crowdsourcing with Data Cataloging

Collaboration and Crowdsourcing with Data Cataloging

A core element of business today is the desire to become a data-driven organization. Most organizations aspire to that goal and many of them struggle. The key to data-driven success and maturity is data culture, and strong data culture begins with participation....

Driving Data Catalog Adoption

Driving Data Catalog Adoption

In a recent blog, titled Collaboration and Crowdsourcing with Data Cataloging, I discussed the importance of participation by all data stakeholders as a key to getting maximum value from your data catalog. Many organizations, however, find data catalog...