Press Release • June 16, 2020

Alation Partners with Databricks to Accelerate Data Discovery and Streamline Cloud Data Migration

Empowers data teams to collaborate in the cloud with Databricks and Delta Lake to increase confidence in data-driven decisions

Redwood City, Calif. – June 17, 2020 – Alation Inc., the data intelligence company, today announced its partnership with Databricks, the Data and AI company, to accelerate data science-led innovations and foster a data culture. The new integration provides data teams with a platform to identify and govern cloud data lakes; discover and leverage the best data for data science and analytics; and collaborate on data to deliver high quality predictive models and business insights.

Data teams establishing cloud analytics platforms need to increase performance and reduce cost while minimizing productivity loss and risk during the migration process. By identifying the most widely used assets, Alation enables data teams to prioritize data for migration to the cloud. Once in the cloud, Alation provides data teams with visibility into the assets residing in the data lake and allows for context and understanding of the data, as well as collaboration among subject matter experts.

The partnership between Alation and Databricks enables organizations to:

  • Quickly identify and prioritize popular datasets for cloud data migration to manage an up-to-date cloud environment

  • Discover and understand data within Delta Lake on Databricks to enable the development of accurate data science and analytics

  • Collaborate with context and conversations in Alation to deliver trusted data for predictive models and business insights

“Databricks and Alation give customers visibility into high quality data for analytics and data science projects.” said Michael Hoff, SVP Business Development and Partners, Databricks. “Data teams can now discover and understand the data in the Delta Lake on Databricks with Alation and use that data to improve the accuracy of predictive models.”

Alation and Databricks joint customer, Ming Yuan of Zurich North America, will present at Spark+AI Summit 2020 on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. The session will discuss how Zurich North America uses Alation as part of the data ecosystem to enable easy data exploration, data transformation and modeling, and how the company implements a scalable self-service data science ecosystem built on Databricks.

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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 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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