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Enhanced partnership helps customers mitigate compliance risk and accelerate productivity

Redwood City, Calif. – November 16, 2021Alation Inc., the leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions, today announced the company has joined the Data Governance Accelerated Program from Snowflake, the Data Cloud company. Select partners that were accepted into the program built integrated governance solutions with Snowflake to support joint customers on their data governance journeys.

Alation’s built-in integration for Snowflake allows joint customers to centrally manage data policies, protect data assets, and comply with governance rules at a granular level from a single-pane-of-glass view. The integration increases transparency with data controls, and links those controls to policies in Snowflake. This makes maintaining industry compliance and regulatory standards dramatically simple. Selection for the Data Governance Accelerated Program comes after the recent release of Alation’s new Data Governance App, which enhances data governance capabilities for the Snowflake Data Cloud.

“Alation and Snowflake’s integration empowers Texas Mutual Insurance to be more data-driven and will improve our policy process,” said Anthony Seraphim, Vice President of Data Governance, Texas Mutual Insurance Company. “In the future, our data team will centrally manage and audit Snowflake data policies in Alation, ensuring that data is protected. It’s a critical component as we use data to develop better products and services for our customers and keep private data protected.”

“Fifth Third Bank and Alation continue to have a tremendous partnership resulting in accelerated business outcomes, improved data management, and an enhanced data culture,” said Nate Murray, Chief Data Officer, Fifth Third Bank. “Alation’s ability to integrate with diverse source systems drove adoption of the platform and enabled Fifth Third to create a true data marketplace for the enterprise. Snowflake and Alation’s integration resulted in increased confidence that our data is well managed, regardless of landing zone.”

Today’s news is the latest milestone in Snowflake and Alation’s growing partnership. In June, Alation announced a $110 million Series D funding round that included a strategic investment from Snowflake Ventures to expand the value proposition for Snowflake and Alation customers. Alation was also named Snowflake’s Data Governance partner of the year and was recognized for helping joint customers easily search, discover, analyze, and govern data critical to their businesses. In September, Alation partnered with Snowflake to be the first companies to achieve assessment under the new Cloud Data Management Capabilities (CDMC) standard, which is sponsored by the EDM Council and verified by KPMG.

“Alation’s integration with Snowflake helps joint customers scale their data-driven initiatives with confidence,” said Christian Kleinerman, SVP of Product, Snowflake. “We will continue to drive more innovation and partner together to bring advanced governance capabilities to the Snowflake Data Cloud.”

“Organizations need to get data right – trusted, protected, and compliant – to accelerate the execution of their data strategy,” said Satyen Sangani, CEO and co-founder, Alation. “I’m thrilled to see Alation included in the new Data Governance Accelerated Program and to continue deepening our partnership with Snowflake to better support our customers.”

Leading industry analyst firms have recognized Alation for its innovative approach to data governance. Alation was named as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Data Governance Solutions, Q3 2021 report, and received top rankings in BARC’s Data Management Survey 22 in the data governance peer group.

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About Alation
Alation is the leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions including data search & discovery, data governance, data stewardship, analytics, and digital transformation. Alation’s initial offering dominates the data catalog market. 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. More than 300 enterprises drive data culture, improve decision making, and realize business outcomes with Alation including AbbVie, American Family Insurance, Cisco, Exelon, Fifth Third Bank, Finnair, Munich Re, NASDAQ, New Balance, Parexel, Pfizer, US Foods and Vistaprint. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation was named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces list and is backed by leading venture capitalists including Blackstone, Costanoa, Data Collective, Dell Technologies, Icon, ISAI Cap, Riverwood, Salesforce, Sanabil, Sapphire, and Snowflake Ventures. For more information, visit