Alation recognized as one of the highest-scoring businesses, with standout employee engagement
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – May 16, 2019 – Alation, Inc., the data catalog company, today announced it has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2019, in the fourth annual ranking of the fast-growing private company sector.
Hitting newsstands on May 28 in Inc.’s June 2019 issue, and as part of a prominent Inc.com feature, the list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement and stellar benefits. Collecting data on nearly 2,000 submissions, Inc. singled out 346 finalists.
“At Alation, we seek to foster a data culture, both among our customers and internally with a set of values built on humility, curiosity, and measuring success through customer impact,” said Satyen Sangani, CEO, Alation. “People, operating in the right culture, make data come alive. This recognition is a testament to our dedication to developing a world-class data culture within Alation.”
Each company took part in an employee survey, conducted by Omaha’s Quantum Workplace, on topics including trust, management effectiveness, perks and confidence in the future. Inc. gathered, analyzed and audited the data, then ranked all the employers using a composite score of survey results. This year, 74.2% of surveyed employees were engaged by their work — besting last year’s 72.1%. The strongest engagement scores came from companies that prioritize the most human elements of work. These companies are leading the way in employee recognition, performance management and diversity.
“With today’s tight labor market, building a great corporate culture is more important than ever,” says Inc. magazine Editor-in-Chief James Ledbetter. “The companies on Inc.’s Best Workplaces list are setting an example that the whole country can learn from.”
The recognition follows Alation being named to the 2019 Bay Area Best Places To Work, an awards program presented by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The company has recently celebrated a number of milestones showcasing its growth, including the appointment of its first Chief Data Officer Aaron Kalb, significant Q4 2018 customer adoption, four years of triple-digit revenue growth and the completion of its $50M Series C funding round to further its leadership in the Machine Learning Data Catalog market.
Learn more about the Alation Data Catalog:
- Read more about the unique culture that makes Alation one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces
- Learn why Alation is the “FUTURe” of working with data
- Download Constellation Research’s latest report on enterprise data catalogs for a hybrid data lake
- Download GigaOm Research’s latest report on data catalogs for enterprise data governance
- Read how customers are adopting machine learning data catalogs across a variety of industries
About Inc. Media
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About Quantum Workplace
Quantum Workplace is an HR technology company that serves organizations through employee engagement surveys, action-planning tools, exit surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, performance evaluations, goal tracking, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit QuantumWorkplace.com.
About IDC MarketScape
About IDC MarketScape: IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.
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, Marks & Spencer, 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.