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November 20, 2020

Alation Recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 20, 2020 — Alation Inc., a leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions, today announced it has been named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions. This is the fourth consecutive year Alation has been named a Leader in the report and in March, Alation was named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Metadata Management Solutions. Alation was recognized by Gartner for ability to execute and completeness of vision. The company’s key strengths include market visibility and traction, innovation with machine learning (ML), and a focus on collaboration.

Innovation with machine learning is cited as a top strength for Alation due to its Behavioral Analysis Engine, which uses machine learning to derive insights about data usage patterns and drive automation and intelligence across the platform.

Alation was also recognized for its focus on active metadata management and collaboration. According to the report, “Alation has continued to expand its vision and is investing in product capabilities and ways to deliver value from increased analyst productivity and from analytics stewardship use cases. It now embraces the value proposition of being an active metadata platform.”

“We are excited to be a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for the fourth consecutive year,” said Satyen Sangani, CEO and co-founder, Alation. “Data catalogs are leveraged by visionary customers as a platform for metadata management. We are continuing to lead the evolution of the category with our innovative technology and focus on user engagement and adoption.”

This recognition comes on the heels of Alation being a Leader in the The Forrester Wave: Machine Learning Data Catalogs, Q4 2020 report; named to the Constellation ShortList for Metadata Management, Data Cataloging & Data Governance in Q3 2020; positioned as a leader in the Inaugural IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Data Catalog Software 2020 Vendor Assessment; and named the top-ranked data cataloging solution in Dresner Wisdom of Crowds Data Catalog Market Study.

About Alation

Alation pioneered the data catalog market and today is leading its evolution into a platform for a broad range of data intelligence solutions including data search & discovery, data governance, data stewardship, analytics, and digital transformation. Thanks to its powerful Behavioral Analysis Engine, inbuilt collaboration capabilities, and open interfaces, Alation combines machine learning with human insight to successfully tackle even the most demanding challenges in data and metadata management. More than 200 enterprises drive data culture, improve decision making, and realize business outcomes with Alation, including AbbVie, American Family Insurance, Cisco, Exelon, Finnair, Munich Re, New Balance, Pfizer, Scandinavian Airlines, and US Foods. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation is backed by leading venture capitalists including Costanoa, Data Collective, Icon, Sapphire, and Salesforce Ventures. For more information, visit

Source: Alation