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Analyst Productivity

Drive greater analyst productivity for timely delivery of trusted insights


Create one place for productive self-service analytics. Intuitive search and discovery helps data consumers find what they need. Integrated collaboration breaks down silos and reduces redundancy. And guided navigation ensures accurate compliant analytics.

Empower your analysts to propel your business forward



Discover your data

Easily discover relevant data with an intuitive interface underpinned by broad, deep connectivity. Alation connects to a broad range of data sources, including data lakes, cloud data warehouses, business intelligence tools, enabling data consumers to easily query relevant data or search for what they need using natural language.

Understand your data

Better understand data with machine learning that surfaces key information on the data and how the data is being used. And crowdsourced knowledge capture, like wiki articles and fully searchable, integrated conversations, make expert knowledge available to everyone in the organization.

Collaborate with peers and SMEs

Foster seamless collaboration between data consumers across the organization with human-centered design and consumer-grade ease-of-use. Automated expert identification pinpoints the data experts, making it easy to ask questions of the right person every time, while crowdsourced knowledge capture and fully searchable, integrated conversations keep everyone connected.

Fast-track analytics with guided navigation

Whether leveraging natural language search or using the data catalog’s built-in SQL editor, guided navigation surfaces intelligence right in the analytics workflow — making it easier for data consumers to understand how to use data and making it easier for data stewards to ensure that data is being used properly.

Rapidly query and analyze your data

Alation’s built-in SQL editor is designed to let users immediately query data no matter where it resides. With automatically generated suggestions that guide data consumers to the most relevant data, filters, joins, and queries and guidance on how to use the data accurately and compliantly, data consumers can query and analyze data fast.

Alation allows our analysts to quickly find the data and now spend 80 percent of their time doing analysis on the data.

Patrick Dever
Chief Data Strategist – Avista

Culture and data literacy are the top two roadblocks for data and analytics leaders.

Mike Rollings, Alan D. Duncan, Valerie Logan
Gartner Inc., “10 Ways CDOs Can Succeed in Forging a Data-Driven Organization, 2019.”