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Alation + Databricks: Inviting More People to the Lakehouse

Alation + Databricks: Inviting More People to the Lakehouse

Today we are excited to announce our support for SQL Analytics, the latest innovation from Databricks, and deepened support for Lakehouse, the Databricks architecture paradigm that combines the best of data lakes and data warehouses. Built on Delta Lake, SQL Analytics...

Deliver on the Promise of the Cloud with Alation and Databricks

Deliver on the Promise of the Cloud with Alation and Databricks

Deliver on the Promise of the Cloud with Alation and Databricks Increasingly, enterprises seeking a modern data infrastructure are adopting cloud environments for greater productivity and flexibility as well as to drive digital transformation. But unlocking these...

Deep Thoughts on Data Flow with Alation & Trifacta

Deep Thoughts on Data Flow with Alation & Trifacta

Data lakes, while useful in helping you to capture all of your data, are only the first step in extracting the value of that data. Self-service analytics tools like Tableau help by democratizing the data analysis process, causing disruption to existing Extract,...

A Catalog-First Approach to MicroStrategy Reporting

A Catalog-First Approach to MicroStrategy Reporting

Tools like MicroStrategy and Tableau make it easy for business users to quickly turn raw data into visualizations and reports. But before you can even start, you have to find a relevant data set, understand it, and trust it. Then you have to connect to it, which can...

A New Market Is Born: The Data Catalog Market Study

A New Market Is Born: The Data Catalog Market Study

We’ve seen the trend first hand. Organizations who are so successful in their adoption of self-service analytics, that their own business intelligence (BI) evangelists worry that they’ve created an analytics “wild west.” When they see a data catalog for the first...

Driving Business Value and ROI from a Hybrid Cloud Data Lake

Driving Business Value and ROI from a Hybrid Cloud Data Lake

For many enterprises, a hybrid cloud data lake is no longer a trend, but becoming reality. With a cloud deployment, enterprises can leverage a “pay as you go” model; reducing the burden of incurring capital costs. Compute and storage resources are separated, allowing...

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

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

We live in an age of unprecedented speed and breadth of technological change. Since the year 2000, new discoveries are coming at a fast and furious pace in many technology sectors, including software, material science, neuroscience, and genetics. Innovations are also...

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...