Find, understand, and govern data
Build a shared data language. Centralize your data's context, rules, policies, definitions, and relationships in a single source of reference. Make it easy to find, understand, and govern data. Build trust in data while improving accuracy of analytics and analyst productivity.
The Social Network for Data
Connect data sources to the catalog to reveal a rich trove of insights. Alation connects to a broad range of source types, including relational databases, file systems, and BI tools. The platform extracts useful metadata from each source, from data popularity and usage patterns to samples, profiling, and lineage. Empower smarter, more confident data usage through broad, deep connectivity.
After data is connected and starts to flow into the data catalog, curation can begin. Human contributed knowledge is augmented by AI/ML. People closest to the data can add rich context, describing what data really means and how it should be used. Machines can automate and scale tedious tasks, like translating technical to natural language, ranking data popularity, or identifying experts for guidance or data stewardship.
Now that you've laid the groundwork of a curated catalog, a vibrant community can collaborate. People can ask questions on and add their wisdom to specific data assets. They can document projects with inter-catalog links and share powerful SQL queries for others to use or adapt. People can even favorite data assets to monitor change over time.
Committed to Platform Openness
Interoperability ensures information can be pulled into Alation and pushed out to other systems. Use Open Connector Framework to build connectors and Open Data Quality Framework to integrate data quality tools. Alation Anywhere extends intelligence to third party tools, including Slack and Microsoft Teams.
Alation Cloud, at Your Service
We do the work. You reap the benefits. Alation Cloud Service offers data intelligence as a service. Benefits include:
Faster time to value
Zero administrative overhead
Flexibility to scale with growth, quickly