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Alation 2020.3: Getting Business Users in the Game

Alation 2020.3: Getting Business Users in the Game

The recent ‘The Alation State of Data Culture Report’, found that 78% of data & analytics leaders have a corporate initiative to become more data driven and help create data culture. But despite these ambitions, there is a stark data culture disconnect. The report...

How does a data catalog work?

How does a data catalog work?

The architectures of the past for BI and analytics – the Corporate Information Factory or the Bus Architecture – are now only one part of a complete analytical environment. We now have multiple areas of analysis and a plethora of technologies to support and perform...

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...

Gartner BI Bake Off: Data Catalogs and the Opioid Epidemic

Gartner BI Bake Off: Data Catalogs and the Opioid Epidemic

For the past four years, Gartner has hosted a BI Bake Off competition at the Gartner Data and Analytics Summit in Texas. Selected vendors are given the opportunity to highlight their solutions and show how data and analytics can be harnessed for social good. Each...