Press Release • April 22, 2019

Alation Recognized as 2019 Bay Area Best Places to Work

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – April 22, 2019Alation, Inc., the data intelligence company, has been recognized as a winner of the 2019 Bay Area Best Places To Work, an awards program presented by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Select employers from the Bay Area were named winners of the awards program, held on April 18, 2019. These winning organizations are being honored for having created exceptional workplaces that their employees value highly.

Award applicants were evaluated and ranked across five categories according to the number of Bay Area employees. The ranking found companies in the region whose employees rate them as the highest on such values as fun, collaborative culture, solid compensation and benefits offerings and other amenities as well as management practices. The rankings were unveiled on April 18, 2019 at the awards program.

“At Alation, we take pride in our vision of empowering a curious and rational workforce. By supporting the creation of data culture, both with our customers and here at Alation internally, our team comes to work every day with a mission that they believe in and work to achieve that vision alongside people that they like and respect,” said Satyen Sangani, co-founder and CEO, Alation. “We are delighted that we’re able to realize that vision at Alation, and we’d like to see it take hold more broadly in the world today.”

The recognition comes on the heels of a string of developments showcasing Alation’s strong growth. The company recently announced impressive Q4 2018 customer adoption, capping off 4 years of triple-digit revenue growth and the completion of its $50M Series C funding round to further its leadership in the Machine Learning Data Catalog market. The company is accelerating its investment in the award-winning Alation Data Catalog. Alation is also positioning itself for future growth with the appointment of its first chief data officer (CDO), Aaron Kalb, co-founder of Alation, as well as the promotion of Stephanie McReynolds, the company’s first senior marketing hire, to senior vice president of marketing.

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About 2019 Bay Area Best Places to Work

Best Places to Work is an innovative publication and awards program produced by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The rankings were determined by surveys that went directly to employees who answered a series of questions. The survey was administered online by the employers and through a service provided by Quantum Workplace, our research partner. The rankings are numeric based on Quantum’s scoring process. By ranking companies and sharing best practices we facilitate idea sharing and help other companies learn from the best.

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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