Press Release • November 19, 2020

Alation Recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions

Market research report evaluates company’s ability to execute and completeness of vision

Redwood City, Calif. – Nov. 19, 2020 – Alation Inc., the data intelligence company, today announced it has been named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions. This is the fourth consecutive year Alation has been named a Leader in the report and in March, Alation was named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Metadata Management Solutions. Alation was recognized by Gartner for ability to execute and completeness of vision. The company’s key strengths include market visibility and traction, innovation with machine learning (ML), and a focus on collaboration.

Innovation with machine learning is cited as a top strength for Alation due to its Behavioral Analysis Engine, which uses machine learning to derive insights about data usage patterns and drive automation and intelligence across the platform.

Alation was also recognized for its focus on active metadata management and collaboration. According to the report, “Alation has continued to expand its vision and is investing in product capabilities and ways to deliver value from increased analyst productivity and from analytics stewardship use cases. It now embraces the value proposition of being an active metadata platform.”

“We are excited to be a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for the fourth consecutive year,” said Satyen Sangani, CEO and co-founder, Alation. “Data catalogs are leveraged by visionary customers as a platform for metadata management. We are continuing to lead the evolution of the category with our innovative technology and focus on user engagement and adoption.”

This recognition comes on the heels of Alation being a Leader in the “The Forrester Wave™: Machine Learning Data Catalogs, Q4 2020” report; named to the Constellation ShortList for Metadata Management, Data Cataloging & Data Governance in Q3 2020; positioned as a leader in the Inaugural IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Data Catalog Software 2020 Vendor Assessment; and named the top-ranked data cataloging solution in Dresner Wisdom of Crowds® Data Catalog Market Study.

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Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions, Guido De Simoni, Mark Beyer, Ankush Jain, Alan Dayley, 11 November 2020

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, DocuSign, Nasdaq, Pfizer, and Samsung. Alation has been named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces list five 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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