Press Release • March 22, 2016

Alation Customer eBay to Present Benefits of Governed Self-Service Analysis at Strata + Hadoop World 2016

Alation Customer eBay to Present Benefits of Governed Self-Service Analysis at Strata + Hadoop World 2016

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – March 22, 2016 – Alation, Inc., the data intelligence company, today announced that its customer eBay will present a session on how eBay analyst teams are leveraging Alation for governed self-service analysis at Strata + Hadoop World 2016. Taking place March 29-31 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif., Strata + Hadoop World 2016 will also showcase Alation as a sponsor, exhibitor and presenter, with demos of its collaborative data platform at booth #741.

Debora Seys, senior product manager at eBay, will present on how one of the world’s oldest, largest and most complex data environments is moving from a traditional approach to governing analytic processes through heavily engineered metadata systems, to the new world of self-service analysis. eBay, an Alation customer, has successfully transitioned to a system in which data is governed collaboratively through a combination of machine-learned guidance, asynchronous collaboration and a shared data catalog.

With Alation’s SmartSuggest™ technology, eBay analysts have increased their analytic productivity. Alation SmartSuggest is software that observes and learns from the activities performed in the natural course of analysis by data stewards, subject experts and analysts themselves. Analyzing these signals with machine learning algorithms, Alation automatically creates a rich knowledge base that then feeds a just-in-time smart suggestion experience for all data consumers. eBay will share its results using Alation for governed self-service analysis, which include broader use of data by analysts, analytic productivity increases, and increased re-use of trusted and validated data.

Additionally, Aaron Kalb, head of product at Alation, will present a session on modern data catalogs. He will cover how to build a catalog that improves the experience and productivity of data analysts, data scientists and other data consumers. A data catalog provides context to help users quickly find relevant datasets, determine the trust-level, understand the meaning and put data to use to make better decisions.

Details-at-a-glance

What: eBay analysts and governed self-service analysis: Delivering “turn-by-turn” smart suggestions

Who: Debora Seys, senior product manager, eBay

When: Wednesday, March 30, 1:50-2:30 p.m. PT

Where: LL21 E/F

 

What: Amazon for information: Building a modern data catalog

Who: Aaron Kalb, head of product, Alation

When: Wednesday, March 30, 5:10-5:50 p.m. PT

Where: LL21 E/F

See what customers are talking about

Visitors at Strata + Hadoop World 2016 can stop by booth #741 to request a live demo of Alation, the first data catalog built for collaboration. With Alation, analysts are empowered to search, query and collaborate on their data to achieve faster, more accurate insights.

Alation automatically captures the rich context of enterprise data, including what the data describes, who has used it, and the fit between the data and different types of analysis. Alation’s catalog is generated and updated using machine learning and improved through human collaboration between analysts, stewards, experts and business users.

To register for the event, visit: https://conferences.oreilly.com/strata/hadoop-big-data-ca/public/register

About Alation

Alation is the first data catalog built for collaboration. With Alation, analysts are empowered to search, query and collaborate on their data to achieve faster, more accurate insights. Alation automatically captures the rich context of enterprise data, including what the data describes, who has used it, and the fit between the data and different types of analysis. Alation’s catalog is generated and updated using machine learning and improved through human collaboration between analysts, stewards, experts and business users. Alation is funded by Andreessen Horowitz, Bloomberg Beta, Costanoa Venture Capital, Data Collective and General Catalyst Partners. Customers include eBay, MarketShare and some of the world’s largest finance and retail firms. For more information, visit alation.com.

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Media Contact

Danielle Salvato-Earl Kulesa Faul for Alation alation@kulesafaul.com 650-922-7287

About Alation

Alation, the data catalog company, is building a data-fluent world by changing the way people find, understand, trust, use, and reuse data. The first to bring a data catalog to market, Alation combines machine learning and human collaboration to bring confidence to data-driven decisions. More than 100 organizations, including eBay, Exelon, Munich Re and Pfizer, leverage the Alation Data Catalog. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation is funded by Costanoa Ventures, DCVC (Data Collective), Harmony Partners, Icon Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Sapphire Ventures. For more information, visit alation.com.

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ashley.womack@alation.com

About Alation

Alation is the leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions, enabling self-service analytics, cloud transformation, data governance, and AI-ready data. More than 550 enterprises build data culture and improve data-driven decision-making with Alation, including Cisco, Nasdaq, Pfizer, Salesforce, and Virgin Australia. Alation has been named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces list four times, is a 2022 UK’s Best Workplaces™ in tech and Best Workplaces™ for Women, and recognized as a 2022 and 2023 UK’s Best Workplaces™. For more information, visit www.alation.com.

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Lauren Lloyd

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