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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…

Data Culture ‘Disconnect’ Identified in New Index

What does it take to succeed with data and analytics? Establishing a solid data culture, for starters, is often cited as a common characteristic among organizations that are successful with data and analytics. With that Read more…

The Secret to Data and Analytics Success Is…People

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 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…

Pandemic Driving ‘Back to Basics’ in Big Data, Study Suggests

During a financial crisis or natural disaster, stock traders frequently abandon risky equities and instead move to safer bets, like utilities, precious metals, and consumer goods. We may be seeing the same sort of flight 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…

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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