Press Release • October 24, 2023

Alation Extends Partner Ecosystem With Monte Carlo, Sigma Computing, and ThoughtSpot

New technology partners build on Alation’s Open Connector and Open Data Quality frameworks to increase the breadth of the Alation Data Intelligence Platform

Redwood City, Calif. – October 24, 2023 – Alation, Inc., the data intelligence company, today announced the expansion of its partner ecosystem with the addition of Monte Carlo, Sigma Computing, and ThoughtSpot. These deepened partnerships extend Alation’s connectivity to new data sources, building upon more than 100 existing connectors that enable organizations to gain insight across the modern data stack

Alation’s Data Intelligence Platform is built on an open and extensible architecture that enables organizations to ingest metadata from third-party data sources. This ensures that the Alation platform captures the richest set of metadata, regardless of the source. 

Alation’s Open Connector and Open Data Quality Frameworks provide an SDK and support development standards for technology partners to build on the Alation platform. This empowers not only third-party product partners to create integrations but third-party developers as well. The Sigma Computing and ThoughtSpot integrations, developed and supported by Hakkoda and Logan Data respectively, are examples of such partner-developed and partner-supported solutions.

“The true power of the Alation Data Intelligence Platform lies in its open architecture – the Open Connector and Open Data Quality Frameworks provide organizations with the flexibility to build a best-of-breed data environment,” said Diby Malakar, Vice President of Product Management at Alation. “Our recent integrations with Monte Carlo, Sigma Computing, and ThoughtSpot deliver even greater connectivity, allowing organizations to effortlessly consolidate vital data into Alation for a more comprehensive view.”

"As data and AI use cases diversify across the business, teams need to ensure that the data powering these products and services are both reliable and accessible at each stage of the pipeline,” said Matt Sulkis, Head of Partnerships at Monte Carlo. “With Monte Carlo's end-to-end data observability and Alation's Data Intelligence Platform, organizations can ensure that the data powering their most critical data and AI products are discoverable and trustworthy. We're excited to deepen our partnership and continue providing our joint customers with trusted data across their stack."

“True democratization of data extends beyond mere access – it’s about humanizing the data and analytics process, providing ease and context for all users,” said Justin Thomas, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Sigma Computing. “Our integration with Alation transforms the data journey for users, streamlining access to Sigma Workbooks and shattering data silos. This amplifies the user experience and fosters an environment where swift, informed decisions become the norm. Together, we simplify finding and understanding trusted data to ensure analysts no longer grapple with delays or fragmented insights.”

“When making business decisions with data, users often question the meaning of columns and the trustworthiness of data sources,” said Kuntal Vahalia, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Channel and Alliances and Head of APJ at ThoughtSpot. “These concerns highlight the need for better data understanding, reliability, and trust. With our Alation connector, users can confidently analyze data, using enriched metadata like quality markets and descriptions, surfacing it in the context where it's needed most – when conducting business analytics. ThoughtSpot and Alation’s partnership helps organizations advance their data literacy agendas by empowering more people to make quicker and more accurate data-driven decisions.”  

Monte Carlo and Sigma Computing are sponsors at revAlation Chicago. Attend “Product Breakout 1: Alation Open Data Platform,” a breakout session at 11:45 a.m. CT on October 24th, to learn how Alation delivers value to customers through connectors and data quality. 

For the latest updates on the conference series and to complete your registration, please visit the revAlation 2023 website. Stay tuned for the most recent announcements on LinkedIn and X (formerly known as Twitter).

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

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