American Family Insurance, an Alation customer, named a finalist in 2019 Constellation SuperNova Awards
Redwood City, Calif — August 28, 2019 – Alation Inc., the data catalog company, today announced that it has been named to the Constellation ShortList™ for Data Cataloging in Q3 2019. For the fourth consecutive year, the company has been recognized for its collaborative data catalog, which has become a key requirement for early adopters pursuing digital transformation initiatives. In addition, American Family Insurance, an Alation customer, has been named a finalist in the prestigious Constellation SuperNova Awards for their own digital transformation efforts, which include the use of the Alation Data Catalog to move the company from a data rich to a data-driven organization.
“Lots of vendors offer data catalogs, but many of those tools, products and services only deal with technical metadata and are aimed at data professionals,” said Doug Henschen, VP and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research. “The best-of-breed catalogs on my ShortList offer an indispensable resource to data consumers and data professionals alike, as they serve up insights into available data assets while also providing collaborative tools that enable users to comment and enhance the value and usability of data.”
In addition to Alation being named to the Constellation ShortList, American Family Insurance, an Alation customer, has been named a finalist in the 2019 Constellation SuperNova Awards for their implementation of Alation in the Future of Work – Employee Experience category. Finalists were selected based on their continued success in implementing leading-edge business models and emerging technologies for their organizations.
“With the Alation Data Catalog, every user can discover and understand the information they need — no matter where that information resides. For our customers like American Family Insurance, the result is greater productivity and a culture empowered to drive business outcomes,” said Satyen Sangani, CEO of Alation. “We’re honored to again be recognized for our product leadership on the Constellation ShortList.”
“An important part of our digital transformation journey was creating an environment where business and technical experts could access the data they needed and collaborate with other experts throughout the organization on that data. The Alation Data Catalog provided a centralized, single source of reference and delivered the necessary data our users needed to make data-driven decisions,” said Amy Keelty, Information Strategy and Governance Director of American Family Insurance. “Our use of Alation has driven a significant shift from a culture of reporting to a culture of analysis, and we are honored to be named a finalist in the Constellation SuperNova Awards for pursuing this digital transformation.”
Voting for the Constellation SuperNova Awards is now open to the public and winners will be announced at the SuperNova Awards Gala Dinner on November 6, 2019. To vote for American Family Insurance visit: https://www.constellationr.com/node/17601/vote/application/view/633
Constellation Research advises leaders on leveraging disruptive technologies to achieve business model transformation. Products and services named to the Constellation ShortList meet the threshold criteria for this category as determined through client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share and internal research. The portfolio is frequently updated every six months with the rapidly changing market conditions.
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Constellation Research does not endorse any solution or service named in its research.
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.