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The Data Intelligence Platform with the Broadest and Deepest Connectivity

Connect to Virtually Any Data Source

Streamline Data Analytics with Broad, Deep Connectivity

Alation’s broad range of native data source connectors accelerate time to insight and power data intelligence across the enterprise. Extend connectivity to additional data sources with the Open Connector Framework SDK.

Query Log Processing

Query logs contain a rich source of intelligence about who is using data and how it’s being used. By analyzing these logs, Alation gleans vital insights into usage patterns unique to your organization and makes these insights available to your data consumers.

Alation Processing Connector Depth


Metadata Extraction

Metadata is the foundation of the data catalog. With metadata extraction (MDE), Alation makes sure users always have a current and complete view of metadata from across connected data sources.

Alation Extraction Connector Depth


Data Lineage

Data lineage is crucial to understanding how data came to be, as well as understanding the downstream impact of changes. Alation connectors process SQL queries & scripts to extract the information needed to build these essential object relationships.


Run Queries

Alation connectors make it possible to run SQL queries against a wide range of data source types, including RDBMS and even some NoSQL and application sources. Best of all, these queries can be run right from Alation’s built-in intelligent SQL editor.


Profiling

Data profiling helps assess data quality. Alation connectors gather deep column-level profiling statistics including min, max, frequency distribution, and null values – helping users determine whether the data is fit for use.


Sampling

Sometimes, a glimpse of the data is all you need. With sampling, a subset of the data is extracted and presented to users – offering a quick view into a table contents, quality, and usefulness.


Authentication

Authentication is a foundational security pillar that verifies users are who they say they are. Alation connectors let you match the source- and organization-specific authentication methods you’ve already established, including SSO.

Connect with Alation

Alation has pre-built connectors for a wide variety of data sources. Alation’s Open Connector SDK enables users to develop a connector for less commonly used data sources.

Type
  • BI
  • Cloud
  • Relational
  • Application
  • Data Platform
  • Storage
  • NoSQL
  • Data Warehouse
  • Data Lake
  • Data Science
  • Filesystem
  • Data Virtualization

Tableau

Bi-directional integration for Tableau assets

Snowflake

Securely integrate with Snowflake Cloud Data Warehouse

DataBricks

Bring the metadata live from Spark engine

Google Big Query

Analyze the metadata from Google Cloud Warehouse

MicroStrategy

Built-in integration to Microstrategy assets

PowerBI

BI connectivity to transform datasets, tables, and reports

Tableau Online

Hive

Analyze the metadata through Hive connector

AWS Redshift

Securely integrate with Amazon Redshift Cloud Data Warehouse

Azure Synapse

Securely integrate with Azure Synapse Analytics

Oracle on EC2

High-performance connectivity to Oracle on EC2

SQL Server on EC2

High-performance connectivity to SQL Server on EC2

PostgresSQL (Opensource on AWS EC2)

High-performance connectivity to PostrgreSQL for Opensource on EC2

MySQL on EC2

High-performance connectivity to MySQL on EC2

EMR Presto with Glue

Analyze the objects data through Presto connector

EMR Presto over Hive

Analyze the objects data through Presto connector

Starburst Enterprise Presto (Trinio)

EMR Spark SQL

AWS Redshift Spectrum

Extract External Metadata over Redshift

AWS Glue

Unlock the insights through native integration

Amazon Athena

Analyze your data on S3 with Glue catalog through powerful connectivity

IBM DB2

High-performance connectivity to DB2 on z/OS

SSRS

Easily extract, reports and dashboards

Looker

Cataloging BI assets with our native connector

Dataiku

Uncover reports assets through native connectivity

Teradata

High-performance connectivity to Teradata

PostgresSQL (Opensource on AWS RDS)

High-performance connectivity to PostrgreSQL for Opensource on AWS RDS

PostgresSQL (Enterprise)

High-performance connectivity to PostgresSQL for Enterprise

Oracle on AWS RDS

High-performance connectivity to Oracle on AWS RDS

MySQL on AWS RDS

High-performance connectivity to MySQL on AWS RDS

SQL Server on AWS RDS

High-performance connectivity to SQL Server on AWS RDS

GreenPlum

High-performance connectivity to Greenplum

MongoDB

Easily access live NoSQL data

Mongo DB Atlas on AWS

Azure Cosmos (CData)

Easily access live NoSQL data

Dynamo DB

Seamlessly connect to NoSQL database on AWS

Cloudera Impala

Extract the insights from Cloudera cluster data

Cloudera Data Platform (CDP)

Amazon S3

Easily access live Amazon S3 data

Azure Data Lake Storage – Gen 1

Easily access live Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) Gen 1 data

Azure Data Lake Storage – Gen 2

Easily access live Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) Gen 2

Azure Blob Storage

Easily access live Azure Gen 2 data

SAP HANA

High-performance connectivity to SAP HANA

ServiceNow

Unlock the data with our ServiceNow connector

SAP Sybase

High-performance connectivity to Sybase ASE

Sybase IQ

High-performance connectivity to Sybase IQ

Cassandra

Easily access live NoSQL data

Cloudera (CDH)

Easily access live Cloudera Data

HDP

Easily access live HDP data

Teradata Aster

Uncover data insights through Aster connector

Denodo

Salesforce

Unlock the data through force.com

SAP Business Objects

Qlik

BI Connector to Catalog QlikView and QlikSense Instances

MemSQL

Oracle eBusiness Suite

SAS (data files)

Discover the power of data through SAS integration

Vertica

High-performance connectivity to Vertica

We have more than 90 data sources in Alation owned by over 30 different teams at Genius Sports. Alation makes it easier for users to uncover information about our data.

Steve Perry
Director of Data and Analytics, Genius Sports