Why are Businesses Choosing Alation over Collibra?

Data governance that works — Avoid the pitfalls and failure of command-and-control style data governance.

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Choice — Deploy on-premises or in any cloud - we never force you to choose.

Not just for the technical — Our superior UX is suitable for business users and data scientists alike.

Trusted partner — We will be there for you every step of the way to ensure your success.

Increase your data discovery speed with enhanced accuracy of analytics by centralizing your data.

Drive productivity and realize business value





Savings from faster discovery

Present value improvement

Work days saved per year

Time savings to find data

Get to your data faster with a Data Catalog

Increase your data discovery speed with enhanced accuracy of analytics by centralizing your data.

Drive productivity and realize business value

Your Complete Solution for Your Data Catalog

Make it easy to find, understand, and govern your data. Build trust while improving the accuracy of your analytics and analyst productivity.

Accelerate time to insight

Advanced AI capabilities make Alation the most intelligent data catalog on the market. Powered by the Behavioral Analysis Engine, Alation surfaces insight details like popularity, search relevancy, usage recommendations, and more — guiding users to the best use of data.

Find, understand, and govern data

The data catalog is the foundation of the data intelligence platform. Build a shared data language. Centralize your data's context, rules, policies, definitions, and relationships in a single source of reference. Build trust in data while improving accuracy of analytics and analyst productivity.

People-first active data governance

Alation's data governance methodology was created to close the gap between guidelines, policies, and the way that data is actually being used. The goal is to deliver an iterative process of continuous management and improvement meanwhile empowering people — not punishing them.

Your entire data ecosystem, all in one place

To be able to effectively guide analytics work, spur collaboration, and encourage active data governance, data catalog software must connect to many different data sources.  Alation has 100+ connectors for a wide variety of data sources. Develop connectors to less common sources with our Open Connector SDK.

ALLIE AI: Co-pilot for AI engineers, data analysts and data stewards

ALLIE AI builds upon Alation’s machine learning (ML) core to enable organizations to save time and scale data initiatives more quickly, democratize trusted data, and advance new AI initiatives. Alation's intelligent curation capabilities enable customers to accelerate the population of their data catalog by automatically documenting new data assets and suggesting appropriate data stewards.

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Raluca Alexandru
Analyst at Forrester

Alation's offering differentiates itself by blending strong technical skills in the field of machine learning (ML) and intelligent asset classification capabilities with an obsessive focus on collaboration tools and data valuation models.

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Alation was named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Data Governance Solutions, Q3 2023 achieving the highest possible scores in 12 criteria including Data Catalog, Data Governance Management, Data Discovery, Vision, Adoption, and Stewardship Roles and Responsibilities.

Leader with the Highest Possible Scores in 12 Criteria

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More than 40% of all Fortune 100 companies have embraced Alation as a central hub for data-driven innovation.

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