Enrich your data fabric with active metadata
The data fabric connects users to essential tools and data, scaling as you grow. Alation infuses the data fabric with behavior-driven metadata, collecting and interweaving metadata from other data sources. The outcome: advanced data & analytics solutions leveraging the IQ of your enterprise.
Leverage behavioral metadata
Behavioral metadata includes important social signals, such as who uses data and how. Powered by the Behavioral Analysis Engine, Alation surfaces insight details like popularity, search relevancy, usage recommendations, and more — guiding users to the best use of data.
Metadata where and when you need it
Give people a convenient way to find, understand, and trust data in the tools they use most. Bi-directional exchange of metadata surfaces rich, governed data where and when you need it. Get useful metadata information in Slack, Microsoft Excel, Tableau, and more.
Launch data pipelines with lineage
Alation provides a visual representation of end-to-end data lineage including data flow transformations, supporting both compliance and trusted data pipelines. Impact analysis highlights the potential upstream and downstream impact of your changes to data, as well as who is impacted.
Belong identified Alation as best-placed to store both our business knowledge and technical metadata as it helps us integrate, centralize, access, and collaborate around fundamental concepts stored in disparate source systems, individuals, or teams.
See the impact of active metadata management:
Reduced data delivery time1
Time spent on data analysis2
Research from [Gartner Market Guide](https://www.alation.com/resource-center/reports/market-guide-for-act)
Research from [Avista Customer Story](https://www.alation.com/wp-content/uploads/Alation-Avista-Article-PDF.pdf)