Press Release • March 23, 2020

Alation Named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Metadata Management Solutions

Distinction is based on feedback and ratings from end-user professionals with experience purchasing, implementing, and using Alation

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 23, 2020 — Alation Inc, the data intelligence company, today announced it has been named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Metadata Management Solutions.

The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice distinction is based on feedback and ratings from end-user professionals and is given to up to seven vendors that meet the criteria. For this distinction, vendors needed a minimum of 50 published ratings with a score equal to or higher than 4.3 out of 5 stars.

For example, Alation customers said in their Gartner Peer Insights reviews:

Alation has helped our organization build a data-trustworthy culture, enabling us to use available information across the organization in a very fluent manner and speeding up the decision making process with real-world insights.

Gartner Peer Insights reviews


“Alation has delivered in all aspects. We have been extremely impressed both with Alation as a product, and with the engagement and technical support they have provided.” – Data and Analytics Engineering Leader, Communications Industry (read full review here)

“Alation is enabling digital transformation across our enterprise. …Alation is highly responsive to our needs and works closely with our server admin to solve issues, provide world-class training and connect and engage with our end users.” – Data Engineer, Services Industry (read full review here)

In October 2019, Alation was recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions for the third consecutive year and improved its position on the completeness of vision axis compared to the previous year.

“At Alation we measure success through customer impact, so we’re exceedingly proud to receive this recognition from the customers participating in Gartner Peer Insights. We remain committed to the success of our customers and to our vision to leverage the data catalog as a metadata platform to support a broad set of applications – from analyst productivity to data governance to digital transformation,” said Satyen Sangani, CEO of Alation.

Source: Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions, Guido De Simoni, Mark Beyer, Ankush Jain, 16 October 2019.

About Peer Insights: Peer Insights is an online platform of ratings and reviews of IT software and services that are written and read by IT professionals and technology decision-makers. The goal is to help IT leaders make more insightful purchase decisions and help technology providers improve their products by receiving objective, unbiased feedback from their customers. Gartner Peer Insights includes more than 215,000 verified reviews in more than 340 markets. For more information, please visit

Disclaimers: Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice constitute the subjective opinions of individual end-user reviews, ratings, and data applied against a documented methodology; they neither represent the views of, nor constitute an endorsement by, Gartner or its affiliates.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Alation

Alation is the leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions, enabling self-service analytics, cloud transformation, and data governance. 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

Alation Media Contact

Lauren Lloyd

Director of Public Relations