REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Sept. 23, 2015 – Alation, Inc., the data catalog company, today announced that it will present at Strata + Hadoop World, an event that brings together the brightest minds in the data industry. The conference will be held Sept. 29 – Oct. 2 at the Javits Center in New York, NY.
In the Solutions Showcase, Robert Stratton, VP of analytics at MarketShare and an Alation customer, will share MarketShare’s experience with “Increasing Analyst Productivity & Innovation on Hadoop.” Robert will speak on the adoption of processes and platforms that have increased analyst productivity and improved collaboration within his team to speed true data discovery.
Additionally, during a tech talk titled, “Considerations for Building a Cognitive Application,” Alation CTO, Venky Ganti, will share a technical perspective on the challenges of designing & building a recommendation system for analysts. He will address trade-offs between algorithms evaluated for use in the system. As part of his presentation, Venky will demonstrate an example application that is currently in daily production use and relied upon by hundreds of analysts for query recommendations.
What: “Increasing Analyst Productivity & Innovation on Hadoop”
Who: Robert Stratton, VP of analytics, MarketShare
When: Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 5:00 – 5:10 p.m. EST
Where: Solutions Showcase Theater
What: “Considerations for Building a Cognitive Application”
Who: Venky Ganti, CTO, Alation
When: Thursday, Oct. 1 at 4:35 – 5:15 p.m. EST
Where: 1 E18/1 E19
Alation is a sponsor and exhibitor at Strata + Hadoop World. If you attend the conference, please stop by booth #258 to see a live demo of the Alation Platform. To register for the event, please visit https://conferences.oreilly.com/big-data-conference-ny-2015/public/register.
See what customers are talking about
Visitors to the Alation booth #258 will see the collaborative data platform that customers, such as Marketshare, eBay and Hipmunk, are using to gain fast insight and context into the data used throughout their organizations in one place.
Connect with Alation
To schedule one-on-one meetings with Alation executives or to schedule a demo, visit alation.com/learn-more.
Alation pioneered the data catalog market, leading the evolution of data management from simply managing data to driving data culture. Alation customers leverage the data catalog as a platform to drive data search & discovery, data governance, data stewardship, analytics, and cloud transformation. With its powerful behavioral and linguistic intelligence technologies, collaboration capabilities, and open interfaces, Alation provides a platform for a broad range of metadata management applications by combining machine learning with human insight to tackle the most demanding challenges in data management. More than 180 organizations are driving their data cultures and improving their organizations’ decision making with Alation, including AbbVie, DraftKings, Exelon, Finnair, Genentech, GoDaddy, Marks & Spencer, MercadoLibre, Munich Re, New Balance, New Relic, Pfizer, Scandinavian Airlines, Scout24 and US Foods. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation is funded by Costanoa Ventures, Data Collective Venture Capital, Icon Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, and Salesforce Ventures. For more information, visit alation.com.