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Program includes metadata integration, data governance and self-service analytics partnerships with systems integrators and technology companies

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — August 8, 2018 Alation Inc., the data catalog company, today announced the launch of Alation Partner Program, the first partner program dedicated to successful enterprise-wide deployment of data catalogs. As the data cataloging innovator, Alation is committed to ensuring that customers achieve the full benefit of enterprise-wide data catalog adoption and has established a partner program to make it easier for customers to find systems integrators and technology partners that are knowledgeable about Alation. The program has launched with a select 12 partners, including Agilisium Consulting, Information Asset, Tableau and Teradata.

Successful data catalog deployments go beyond simply installing the software and require expertise to drive success, cultural change and widespread adoption. Data catalogs can build the foundation for instilling confidence in data-driven decisions. With the Alation Partner Program, we are ensuring that customers have the expertise they need no matter what their data and self-service environment looks like.

– Satyen Sangani, CEO, Alation

One focus of the partner program is fulfilling the needs of customers to achieve success with enterprise-wide metadata management. Data catalogs naturally elevate the role of metadata, turning metadata management from a narrow, IT-focused initiative into a broad source of knowledge for self-service analytics users. With a data catalog, metadata can be used to drive proactive data recommendations on what data assets to re-use given the context of an analytics inquiry. By partnering with leading regional systems integrators with metadata management expertise, like Agilisium and Information Asset, Alation enables customers to architect effective metadata management strategies that leverage a data catalog as the single source of reference for the entire enterprise.

“Our team works with some of the most demanding and innovative customers to manage metadata in the cloud and deploy data lakes which are often hundreds of terabytes. Alation gives us and our customers the insight and visibility into these vast data holdings for more agile data governance and greater confidence in their cloud-based data initiatives,” said Raj Babu, VP of customer success at Agilisium Consulting.

“Alation is core to solving a long-standing problem in the market. Data analysts and data scientists spend too much time searching for and trying to understand data. The Alation Data Catalog solves this problem, allowing data users to accelerate their analytics productivity. Because Alation supports not only business and technical metadata but also operational metadata, such as the usage characteristics of a database column or a report, we are able to create holistic data governance programs for joint clients,” said Sunil Soares, founder and managing partner of Information Asset, as well as a thought leader and prolific author on data governance.