Press Release • October 13, 2015

Alation to Sponsor and Exhibit at Teradata PARTNERS 2015


REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Oct. 13, 2015 – Alation, Inc., the data intelligence company, today announced that it will exhibit, sponsor and demo its platform at Teradata PARTNERS, to be held Oct. 18-22 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. Alation’s customer eBay will also present a breakout session on how eBay analyst teams are leveraging Alation for governed self-service analysis on Monday, Oct. 19, from 1:30-2:15 p.m. PT.

In the breakout session, Debora Seys, senior product manager at eBay, and Hu (Alex) Liang, director of data programs, product strategy and architect, will present how eBay, one of the world’s oldest, largest and most complex data environments, is moving from the traditional approach of governing analytic processes through heavily engineered metadata systems to the new world of self-service analysis. eBay had made a successful transition to a system where data is governed collaboratively through a combination of machine-learned guidance, asynchronous collaboration and a shared data catalog.

With Alation Smart Suggest technology, eBay analysts not only gather the data faster, but also benefit from how the software learns from and leverages activities by data stewards, subject experts and analysts themselves, to enrich a knowledge base that feeds a just-in-time smart suggestion experience for all data users. eBay will share real-world results using Alation for governed self-service analysis, which include higher system engagement, reduction from hours to minutes searching for trusted data, and increased re-use of trusted and validated data sources and queries.


What: “eBay Analysts and Governed Self-Service Analysis – Delivering “Turn-by-Turn” Smart Suggestions” Who: Debora Seys, senior product manager and Hu (Alex) Liang, director of data programs, product strategy and architect, eBay When: Monday Oct. 19, 1:30-2:15 p.m. PT Where: 203 AB

Alation will be a sponsor and exhibitor (booth #104) at Teradata PARTNERS.

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Visitors to booth #104 at Teradata PARTNERS can request a live demo of Alation’s proven collaborative data platform, which delivers faster insight and richer context around data for customers such as eBay, MarketShare, Square and Hipmunk.

Alation’s collaborative data platform combines the power of machine learning with human insight to centralize an organization’s knowledge of data – automatically capturing information on what the data describes, where the data comes from, who’s using it and how it’s used. This allows stakeholders across organizations to share knowledge, exchange ideas and quickly find the answers they need.

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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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