Press Release • February 9, 2022

Alation Named a Winner in 2021 Technology Innovation Awards

Alation awarded Top Data Catalog by Dresner Advisory Services

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – February 9, 2022Alation Inc., the data intelligence company, today announced that the Alation Data Catalog was named a winner of the 2021 Technology Innovation Awards presented by Dresner Advisory Services. Alation was ranked #1 in the 2021 Data Catalog market study for its leading data intelligence platform.

“There is a strong link between data catalogs and successful BI usage. Data catalogs help organizations understand the data that they can use, and the data that they need to govern and manage,” said Satyen Sangani, founder and CEO, Alation. “Alation is proud to be named as the leader in Data Catalogs by Dresner Advisory Services Technology Innovation Awards.”

“Among the many thematic areas we cover, data catalog stands out as a growth area that organizations continue to rank as important. As data complexity continues to increase, we expect this trend will continue,” said Howard Dresner, Founder and Chief Research Officer at Dresner Advisory. “Congratulations to Alation for its leadership in the 2021 Data Catalog market study.”

The Technology Innovation Awards are presented to the top-ranked vendors in 12 Dresner Advisory 2021 Wisdom of Crowds® thematic market reports that examine current deployment trends, user intentions, and industry capabilities. The annual thematic studies, which are based on data collected from end-users, provide a real-world perspective on various technical capabilities related to Dresner’s annual research. Download a complimentary copy of the complete Dresner Wisdom of CrowdsⓇ Data Catalog Market Study.

Platforms in the Data Catalog category were scored on the technology’s ability to simplify access to analytical content and provide collaboration and governance capabilities to make it more trustworthy and broadly available.

Alation dramatically improves analyst productivity with behavioral intelligence to increase the accuracy of analytics with guided navigation. The catalog drives confident data-driven decision-making for more than 300 organizations globally. Alation addresses the data governance needs of enterprises with its active, collaborative approach, and delivers trusted data to the enterprise by embedding governance into day-to-day workflows and activities.

This award bookends an incredible year for Alation. The company won the Snowflake Data Governance Partner of the Year Award and was named a leader in “The Forrester Wave™: Data Governance Solutions, Q3 2021” report. Alation solutions were finalists for the Cloud Awards, CRN Tech Innovator Awards, and the Constellation ShortList™ for Metadata Management, Data Cataloging & Data Governance. Alation was also named to Inc. magazine’s annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2021.

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 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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