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The Secret to Data and Analytics Success Is…People

Jan 30, 2020 |

One of the most astonishing facts culled from the data and analytics field is the persistently high rate of failure. Despite the billions of dollars and millions of hours invested, the majority of data analytics projects simply do not succeed. Read more…

Back to Basics: Governance, Quality, Security Grab the Spotlight at Strata Data Conference

Sep 27, 2019 |

The Wild West days of big data may not be totally gone, but it sort of felt that way this week on the Strata Data Conference’s Expo floor. Yes, there were vendors hawking the latest machine learning technology, but there were an equal number of vendors targeting basic tasks around data management, such as finding it, cleaning it, governing it, and making sure it’s not going to get your company fined $1 billion or get your CIO fired. Read more…

Data Catalogs Seen as Difference Makers in Big Data

Aug 7, 2019 |

You can’t get insights using big data techniques without the data. That much is clear. But where, exactly, is the data you need? Where does it reside, and how can you get access to it? Read more…

Why Investing in Your Team’s Data Culture Could Be the Most Important Money You Spend

Jul 22, 2019 |

Most executives today recognize the need to become data-driven and view their “digital transformation” initiatives as the means to do so. More technology means more data, right? Often, these efforts stumble and fail because being data-driven is not just about having more data. Read more…

Industry Speaks: Big Data Prognostications for 2019

Jan 2, 2019 |

“The future isn’t what it used to be” the French poet Paul Valery wrote nine decades ago. The same could be said for the big data trend that began in the mid ’00s. Read more…

News In Brief

AtScale Tackles Data Engineering with Virtualization Software

Jan 15, 2020 |

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, and everywhere in between, that becomes a big challenge. Read more…

BigID Looks to Cement Position in Data Discovery

Jan 6, 2020 |

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 prepared to serve the growing need for companies to de-risk their data. Read more…

What to Expect at Strata This Week

Sep 23, 2019 |

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 we’re currently experiencing. Read more…

Analysts Get A Guiding Hand

Oct 17, 2018 |

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). Read more…

Data Catalogs Scale in the Cloud

Nov 10, 2017 |

Data cataloging software for Hadoop and other big data systems emerged as a hot item at last year’s Strata + Hadoop World Expo.

Among the proponents of data cataloging, which is designed to help classify and organize most everything thrown into data lakes, is Waterline Data. Read more…

This Just In

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…

Alation Partners with Databricks to Accelerate Data Discovery and Streamline Cloud Data Migration

Jun 17, 2020 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 17, 2020 – Alation Inc. announced its partnership with Databricks to accelerate data science-led innovations and foster a data culture.

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Alation Strengthens Privacy Capabilities with BigID Partnership

May 13, 2020 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 13, 2020 – Alation Inc. announced a partnership with BigID to enable enterprises to consistently protect sensitive data and personal information, and ensure compliance with emerging data privacy regulations including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Read more…

Alation Launches COVID-19 Data Catalog

May 5, 2020 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 5, 2020 — In an effort to support the worldwide community of people working to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Alation Inc. announced the creation of a public data catalog populated with information on COVID-19. Read more…

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