Drive intelligent stewardship
As a data steward, you are responsible for ensuring that data assets are used effectively. Whether formalized through an official job title or less formally, you are the subject matter expert in your business area and act as a trustee of the data. Your role includes creating and managing core metadata such as a business glossary, documenting rules and standards, managing data quality, and operationalizing governance.
How Alation Helps Data Stewards
FOCUS ON THE MOST STRATEGIC DATA
ENLIST, RECRUIT, AND TRAIN THE COMMUNITY
AUGMENT CURATION EFFORTS WITH AUTOMATION
MEASURE PROGRESS AND REPORT IMPACT
Why Data Stewards Like Alation
Focus on the most strategic data
There is simply not enough time in the day to describe and apply policies to all of the data in your purview. But identifying your most strategic data assets can be challenging. Alation surfaces insights, including the most common users and the popularity of data, to help you prioritize curation efforts.
Enlist, recruit, and train the community
Your community can have a positive impact on data curation, but it can be difficult to enlist, recruit, and train members. Alation identifies the top users of specific data assets during the ingestion step to assist in the assignment of curation responsibilities. Alation also helps you onboard and train new community members to contribute to the corpus of knowledge by sharing their expertise and curating assets based on standards.
Augment curation efforts with automation
Data curation and stewardship can be a slow process if you don’t have the right tools. Using automation, behavioral intelligence, and agile processes, Alation helps you reduce the time needed for stewardship efforts. Alation’s approach to governance focuses on an iterative process of continuous management and improvement. Alation also suggests new business glossary terms using AI and links those terms to relevant data, automating an otherwise manual task.
Measure progress and report impact
Visibility into curation progress helps determine how far you’ve gone and how far you are from your goals. Alation’s stewardship dashboard gives you that visibility, providing insight into how much headway you’ve made on your stewardship efforts. Using an active cycle of assignment and curation, Alation gives you all the tools you need to address any gaps.
Read how Alation is benefiting Data Stewards
"The value of opportunity cost that subject matter experts save as a result of Alation is huge."
VP Data Stewardship, Nielsen
"With Alation, users have a place to go for accurate data and metric documentation."
Senior Manager, Business Process & Analytics, Akamai