Alation to Sponsor and Exhibit at Teradata PARTNERS 2015

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Oct. 13, 2015 – Alation, Inc., the data catalog company, today announced that it will exhibit, sponsor and demo its platform at Teradata PARTNERS, to be held Oct. 18-22 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. Alation’s customer eBay will also present a breakout session on how eBay analyst teams are leveraging Alation for governed self-service analysis on Monday, Oct. 19, from 1:30-2:15 p.m. PT.

In the breakout session, Debora Seys, senior product manager at eBay, and Hu (Alex) Liang, director of data programs, product strategy and architect, will present how eBay, one of the world’s oldest, largest and most complex data environments, is moving from the traditional approach of governing analytic processes through heavily engineered metadata systems to the new world of self-service analysis. eBay had made a successful transition to a system where data is governed collaboratively through a combination of machine-learned guidance, asynchronous collaboration and a shared data catalog.

With Alation Smart Suggest technology, eBay analysts not only gather the data faster, but also benefit from how the software learns from and leverages activities by data stewards, subject experts and analysts themselves, to enrich a knowledge base that feeds a just-in-time smart suggestion experience for all data users. eBay will share real-world results using Alation for governed self-service analysis, which include higher system engagement, reduction from hours to minutes searching for trusted data, and increased re-use of trusted and validated data sources and queries.


What:eBay Analysts and Governed Self-Service Analysis – Delivering “Turn-by-Turn” Smart Suggestions
Who: Debora Seys, senior product manager and Hu (Alex) Liang, director of data programs, product strategy and architect, eBay
When: Monday Oct. 19, 1:30-2:15 p.m. PT
Where: 203 AB

Alation will be a sponsor and exhibitor (booth #104) at Teradata PARTNERS.

See what customers are talking about

Visitors to booth #104 at Teradata PARTNERS can request a live demo of Alation’s proven collaborative data platform, which delivers faster insight and richer context around data for customers such as eBay, MarketShare, Square and Hipmunk.

Alation’s collaborative data platform combines the power of machine learning with human insight to centralize an organization’s knowledge of data – automatically capturing information on what the data describes, where the data comes from, who’s using it and how it’s used. This allows stakeholders across organizations to share knowledge, exchange ideas and quickly find the answers they need.

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About Alation

Alation is the first data catalog built for collaboration. With Alation, analysts are empowered to search, query and collaborate on their data to achieve faster, more accurate insights. Alation automatically captures the rich context of enterprise data, including what the data describes, who has used it, and the fit between the data and different types of analysis. Alation’s catalog is generated and updated using machine learning and improved through human collaboration between analysts, stewards, experts and business users. Alation is funded by Andreessen Horowitz, Bloomberg Beta, Costanoa Venture Capital, Data Collective and General Catalyst Partners. Customers include eBay, MarketShare and some of the world’s largest finance and retail firms. For more information, visit