Alation Customer eBay to Present Benefits of Governed Self-Service Analysis at Strata + Hadoop World 2016
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – March 22, 2016 – Alation, Inc., the collaborative data company, today announced that its customer eBay will present a session on how eBay analyst teams are leveraging Alation for governed self-service analysis at Strata + Hadoop World 2016. Taking place March 29-31 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif., Strata + Hadoop World 2016 will also showcase Alation as a sponsor, exhibitor and presenter, with demos of its collaborative data platform at booth #741.
Debora Seys, senior product manager at eBay, will present on how one of the world’s oldest, largest and most complex data environments is moving from a traditional approach to governing analytic processes through heavily engineered metadata systems, to the new world of self-service analysis. eBay, an Alation customer, has successfully transitioned to a system in which data is governed collaboratively through a combination of machine-learned guidance, asynchronous collaboration and a shared data catalog.
With Alation’s SmartSuggest™ technology, eBay analysts have increased their analytic productivity. Alation SmartSuggest is software that observes and learns from the activities performed in the natural course of analysis by data stewards, subject experts and analysts themselves. Analyzing these signals with machine learning algorithms, Alation automatically creates a rich knowledge base that then feeds a just-in-time smart suggestion experience for all data consumers. eBay will share its results using Alation for governed self-service analysis, which include broader use of data by analysts, analytic productivity increases, and increased re-use of trusted and validated data.
Additionally, Aaron Kalb, head of product at Alation, will present a session on modern data catalogs. He will cover how to build a catalog that improves the experience and productivity of data analysts, data scientists and other data consumers. A data catalog provides context to help users quickly find relevant datasets, determine the trust-level, understand the meaning and put data to use to make better decisions.
Who: Debora Seys, senior product manager, eBay
When: Wednesday, March 30, 1:50-2:30 p.m. PT
Where: LL21 E/F
Who: Aaron Kalb, head of product, Alation
When: Wednesday, March 30, 5:10-5:50 p.m. PT
Where: LL21 E/F
See what customers are talking about
Visitors at Strata + Hadoop World 2016 can stop by booth #741 to request a live demo of Alation, the first data catalog built for collaboration. With Alation, analysts are empowered to search, query and collaborate on their data to achieve faster, more accurate insights.
Alation automatically captures the rich context of enterprise data, including what the data describes, who has used it, and the fit between the data and different types of analysis. Alation’s catalog is generated and updated using machine learning and improved through human collaboration between analysts, stewards, experts and business users.
To register for the event, visit: https://conferences.oreilly.com/strata/hadoop-big-data-ca/public/register
Alation is the first data catalog built for collaboration. With Alation, analysts are empowered to search, query and collaborate on their data to achieve faster, more accurate insights. Alation automatically captures the rich context of enterprise data, including what the data describes, who has used it, and the fit between the data and different types of analysis. Alation’s catalog is generated and updated using machine learning and improved through human collaboration between analysts, stewards, experts and business users. Alation is funded by Andreessen Horowitz, Bloomberg Beta, Costanoa Venture Capital, Data Collective and General Catalyst Partners. Customers include eBay, MarketShare and some of the world’s largest finance and retail firms. For more information, visit alation.com.
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Alation pioneered the data catalog market and today is leading its evolution into a platform for a broad range of data intelligence solutions including data search & discovery, data governance, data stewardship, analytics, and digital transformation. Thanks to its powerful Behavioral Analysis Engine, inbuilt collaboration capabilities, and open interfaces, Alation combines machine learning with human insight to successfully tackle even the most demanding challenges in data and metadata management. Nearly 200 enterprises drive data culture, improve decision making, and realize business outcomes with Alation including AbbVie, DraftKings, Exelon, Finnair, Genentech, MercadoLibre, Munich Re, New Balance, Pfizer, Scandinavian Airlines, and US Foods. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation is backed by leading venture capitalists including Costanoa, Data Collective, Icon, Sapphire, and Salesforce Ventures. For more information, visit alation.com.