When the data warehouse was king, registering data for reuse was straightforward. A data model held the keys to the kingdom. But today, even creating a simple inventory of your data is a big data challenge.
Leverage what is known and automate your inventory. Alation connects directly to databases, Hadoop files and business intelligence tools to automate the registration of your data. The inventory is then enriched with behavioral analysis using the query logs from your organization. This automated approach creates a rich data catalog that meets self-service IT and business needs.
Alation analyzes the relationships between your data, your data assets and the people accessing them. This can become a rich repository of knowledge for maintaining data models, schemas, and assets for the organization.
Answer questions of usage and popularity. Understand common joins, filters and data manipulations. Gain visibility into connections made across databases, Hadoop & semantic layers.
Alation becomes your window into the world of data usage.
Alation uses standard ODBC/JDBC connections to connect to your sources of data and ensures that all security and permission policies are mirrored from your source systems into the data catalog.
Interested in communicating data availability without revealing secure data points? Alation allows administrators to reveal only the metadata that’s necessary based on the class of user.
Security is key to an open data marketplace.
While speeding analyst productivity, supporting collaborative analytics and embracing effective data stewardship, Alation becomes a clearing house for knowledge about your data.
And we make it easy to leverage this single point of reference not only for human data interaction but also for system-to-system communications. Alation ships with a set of open APIs for connecting to your data transformation and management ecosystem.
Ensure that your data products are always presented in the context of data history, lineage & fit for analysis
Lower the barrier to data consumers for self-serving the highest quality data assets in your organization
Automate the process of cataloging, evaluating & updating data assets