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June 13, 2019

The Alation Data Catalog Highlights Impact of Self-Service Analytics Initiatives

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 13, 2019 — Alation Inc., the data catalog company, today highlighted the significant business impact enterprise customers are achieving with the Alation Data Catalog on Tableau. Since Alation deepened support for Tableau more than a year ago and delivered Alation TrustCheck on Tableau, the Alation Data Catalog for Tableau has enabled companies like GoDaddy and MercadoLibre to build data cultures that embrace self-service analytics as a foundation for decision making.

The sheer volume of dashboards created in enterprise deployments of Tableau Server, across distributed systems can be a challenge to govern for accessibility and accuracy. And when business discovery takes over without governance, the result is data and insights that can’t completely be trusted. Alation on Tableau gives users the confidence of certified data and insights that ensure the accuracy of analysis.

“As organizations continue to amass tremendous amounts of data, it’s increasingly important for customers to easily identify and trust their data sources,” said Brian Matsubara, senior director of global technology alliances at Tableau. “The seamless integration between the Alation Data Catalog and Tableau allows customers to quickly discover the relevant, governed data they can trust to uncover insights and make an impact on decision-making.”

A multi-year co-development partnership between Alation and Tableau has delivered an integrated product experience that increases the productivity and accuracy of self-service analytics. Alation endorsements, warnings, and deprecations are directly surfaced in Tableau without the need to leave a Tableau experience. Certification badges in Tableau quickly reveal the work that data governors and stewards have done in Alation, speeding time to understanding. Joint users of Alation and Tableau quickly find the knowledge they need to trust self-service insights.

Alation will be at Tableau Conference Europe 2019 taking place in Berlin, Germany from June 17 – 19. Join Adrian Quilis, director of business intelligence at MercadoLibre, at the show on Wednesday, June 19 from 2:30 to 3 p.m. to learn how Latin America’s most popular e-commerce site leverages Alation and Tableau to develop a culture of analytics.

About Alation
Alation, the data catalog company, is building a data-fluent world by changing the way people find, understand and trust data. The first to bring a data catalog to market, Alation combines machine learning and human collaboration to bring confidence to data-driven decisions. More than 100 organizations, including eBay, Munich Re and Pfizer, leverage the Alation Data Catalog. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation is funded by Costanoa Ventures, DCVC (Data Collective), Harmony Partners, Icon Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Sapphire Ventures. For more information, visit

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