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Received exceptional scores in social collaboration, sensitive data detection and management, and data quality detection & remediation

Redwood City, Calif. – June 30, 2021 – Alation Inc., the leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions, has been named a Leader in the GigaOm Radar for Data Catalogs report. Alation is positioned in the report as a Forward Mover in the Innovator hemisphere. Alation received the maximum possible scores in key criteria, including social and collaboration features, sensitive data detection and management, and data quality detection & remediation. Alation also received the maximum possible scores in four out of five evaluation metrics, including flexibility/user appropriateness, degree of automation, compliance orientation, and documentability.

“Alation pioneered the data catalog market and is a leader in this radar report because of its continued innovation,” said Andrew Brust, Analyst at GigaOm. “Data catalogs have moved from ‘nice-to-have’ to ‘essential’ because it can address an organization’s need for centralized metadata management while also ensuring compliance with data protection regulations and encouraging the adoption of a data culture.”

According to the report, Alation’s strengths include the platform’s query tools and search capabilities. It was recognized for its powerful machine-learning (ML) engine that drives numerous useful features including insights about data usage patterns and automation across the platform.

“We are excited to be named an leader in the first-ever GigaOm Radar for Data Catalogs report,” said Satyen Sangani, CEO and co-founder, Alation. “This recognition validates our focus on providing the most critical technology investment that enables the modern, data-driven enterprise. The data catalog is exactly what organizations that use data need to make decisions, innovate, and remain competitive.”

The GigaOm Radar report is designed to assess existing data catalog offerings and provide an overview of capabilities. The report analyzed the top data catalog offerings in the market and recognized data catalogs that excelled in particular aspects, weighting the table stakes, key criteria, and evaluation metrics used to assess solutions and identify important features and technologies of the future.

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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 250 enterprises drive data culture, improve decision making, and realize business outcomes with Alation, including AbbVie, American Family Insurance, Cisco, Exelon, Finnair, Munich Re, New Balance, Pfizer, Scandinavian Airlines, and US Foods. 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