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Alation Springs Into Data Governance

Alation is best known as a data catalog company. But due to heavy demand from its data catalog customers, Alation today launched a data governance tool to help them better manage and govern their data. When paired with t Read more…

What’s the Big IDea? A Single Platform for Privacy, Security, and Governance

Companies today are struggling to manage their sprawling data estates, and to minimize the risks that they pose. Vendors are furiously building tools to help ease that pain. But the disconnected nature of point-tool deve Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: April 2021 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: February 2021 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details Read more…

Peering Into the Crystal Ball of Advanced Analytics

The world of advanced analytics was evolving quickly at the end of 2020. And according to our panel of experts who volunteered predictions on the topic, the accelerated pace of change in advanced data analytics will cont Read more…

News In Brief

Alation Adds $110M to Its Catalog

Alation, the company that put the data catalog on the map, today announced the completion of a Series D round of funding worth $110 million. The influx of cash coincides with a $1.2 billion valuation, and gives the unico Read more…

AtScale Tackles Data Engineering with Virtualization Software

It’s often the prep work in analytics that kills you. Before any analysis can be run, engineers must assemble, transform, and standardize the data. In a world where data silos are proliferating in the cloud, on premise Read more…

BigID Looks to Cement Position in Data Discovery

BigID today announced another $50 million round of financing, bringing its two-year funding total to an impressive $144 million. With that capital in hand and new data privacy regulations like CCPA in play, BigID is prep Read more…

What to Expect at Strata This Week

We knew that big data was also fast. But what we didn't fully grasp perhaps was just how fast the technology changes. This week's Strata Data Conference is setting up to be a prime example of the punctuated equilibrium w Read more…

Analysts Get A Guiding Hand

It can be tough knowing what you can and cannot do in analytics. While it may be possible to build a query that considers a person's race during a credit check, it is also illegal (not to mention unethical). Now data cat Read more…

This Just In

Alation 2020.3 Delivers New User Experience and Enhanced Analytics

Oct 6, 2020 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., October 6, 2020 — Alation Inc., the leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions, today announced Alation 2020.3, a new release of its flagship data intelligence platform that helps organizations drive data culture and reflects the company’s commitment to provide customers with flexibility across the full range of cloud deployment options. Read more…

Alation Augments Data Lineage Capabilities with Manta Partnership

Aug 20, 2020 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 20, 2020 – Alation Inc., developer of enterprise data intelligence solutions, announced its partnership with Manta, a unified lineage platform, to deliver advanced data lineage for comprehensive visibility and understanding of the data lifecycle across an enterprise.

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Alation Launches Global Partner Network

Jul 15, 2020 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 15, 2020 — Alation Inc announced the launch of Alation Partner Network (APN), a partner ecosystem designed to help enterprises foster data culture and democratize access to data. Read more…

Alation Launches Data Governance Initiatives

Jun 24, 2020 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 24, 2020 – Alation Inc. launched a series of initiatives to embrace data governance as a strategic use-case as part of the company’s broader vision to transform the data catalog into a platform for a broad range of data intelligence solutions including data search &

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BARC Study Reveals Top Challenges to Becoming a Data-Driven Enterprise

Jun 23, 2020 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 23, 2020 – Alation Inc. announced the results of a global study, Leverage Your Data, A Data Strategy Checklist for the Journey to the Data-Driven Enterprise, which found that while nearly every company wants to be data-driven, the lack of documentation and knowledge about data inhibits that goal. Read more…

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