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Alation

Alation Data Catalog: A Single Source of Reference

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 the City of San Diego, eBay, Munich Re and Pfizer, leverage the Alation Data Catalog. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation is funded by Costanoa Ventures, Data Collective, Harmony Partners, and Icon Ventures. 

Benefits of Partnership

Teradata is a powerful platform that scales perpetually. Beyond a certain point, it becomes very difficult for humans to keep up with the growth in schemas, tables, and attributes. With Alation, the knowledge of your data scales as easily as the platform does.   

Alation empowers employees inside of data-driven enterprises to find, understand, and use the right data so they can make better, faster business decisions. Combining the power of machine learning with human insight, Alation automatically captures knowledge of your data and helps describe it so your employees can understand where the data comes from, who’s using it and how it’s used.  Within a Unified Data Architecture analytics environment that Teradata provides, Alation offers:

  • Increased data usage for analytic use cases
  • Accelerated time-to-insight from faster query composition and data search
  • Increased data analyst productivity
  • Automated data documentation through a combination of machine learning & crowdsourced knowledge

Alation Data Catalog 

Alation’s enterprise collaborative data platform empowers employees inside of data-driven enterprises to find, understand, and use the right data for better, faster business decisions. Alation combines the power of machine learning with human insight to automatically capture information about what the data describes, where the data comes from, who’s using it and how it’s used.

Product Resources

Product Interoperability

Version Teradata(s)
V R2 TD 16.10
TD 15.10
AD 6.10

About Alation

Alation with Teradata provides a complete data analytics solution for customers. Alation’s data catalog offers solutions in collaborative analytics and data search and discovery.  Data analysts can find data and compose queries up to 50% faster using an optimized query tool with capabilities such as SmartSuggest (tables suggestions based on query patterns from colleagues), table sampling, and semantic search of data documentation.