Press Release • February 4, 2021

Alation Wins Technology Innovation Award by Dresner Advisory Services for Fourth Consecutive Year

Company’s flagship data intelligence platform recognized in data catalog category

Redwood City, Calif. – February 4, 2021 – Alation Inc., the data intelligence company, today announced it was named a winner of the 2020 Technology Innovation Awards by Dresner Advisory Services. Alation was a top-ranked vendor in the “Data Catalog” market study for its industry-leading data intelligence platform. The study recognized Alation’s ability to enable confident, data-driven decisions while empowering everyone in an organization to find, understand, and govern data.

The Technology Innovation Awards are presented to the top ranked vendors in nine Dresner Advisory 2020 Wisdom of Crowds® thematic market studies. The studies are based on data collected from end users and provide a real-world perspective on various technical capabilities related to the business intelligence (BI) and analytics markets. Download a complimentary copy of the complete Dresner Wisdom of Crowds® Data Catalog Market Study.

“Alation is honored to be recognized for its leadership by Dresner Advisory Services,” said Satyen Sangani, CEO and co-founder of Alation. “There is a strong link between data catalogs and successful BI usage because data intelligence serves as a platform that delivers trusted, governed data to the enterprise. We also see the critical interdependence of BI and data intelligence among our 230 customers.”

“Data catalogs are an essential technology that help users find the information they need, where and when they need it. Again and again our research shows that users face massive obstacles in getting trusted, governed data to make good decisions,” said Howard Dresner, founder and chief research officer at Dresner Advisory Services. “Congratulations to Alation for its leadership in the data catalog market study.”

This recognition follows an award-winning 2020 where Alation was named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions; named winner of KMWorld’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Award for Information Governance; positioned as a leader in the new Forrester Wave™ for Machine-Learning Data Catalogs Q4 2020 and recognized as a leader in the inaugural IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Data Catalog Software 2020 Vendor Assessment.


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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