Alation Recognized as a Leader in Machine Learning Data Catalogs report by Independent Research Firm

Report finds that enterprises are turning to data catalogs to democratize access to data and states that Alation started the MLDC trend

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alation Inc., the data catalog company, today announced it has been recognized as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Machine Learning Data Catalogs, Q2 2018 (MLDCs). Forrester’s report states that the MLDC market is growing because firms want to scale data to the masses through self-service.

According to Forrester, organizations relying on manual processes to provision, manage, and govern data simply can’t scale. “The growth of data is outpacing organization’s ability to get value from it.”[1] As a result, MLDCs are becoming increasingly valuable for organizations implementing self-service analytics:

“Combining ML with collaboration and activation scales out data understanding and speeds up use. Thus, MLDCs are demonstrating ROI in many cases within four weeks. Additionally, ML provides certain insights from data as part of its analytic process that previously required an analyst to see facts, trends, and causal relationships.”[2]

“Enterprises, like Albertsons, Munich Re and Pfizer, are turning to data catalogs to bring trust, collaboration and scale to self-service analytics,” said Satyen Sangani, CEO of Alation. “We’re honored to be recognized at Alation not only for having started the MLDC trend, but as a leader in the 2018 Forrester Wave for Machine Learning Data Catalogs.”

The Alation Data Catalog received the highest possible scores in 15 criteria including stewardship processes, team collaboration, policy management and overall satisfaction with the tool. In Alation’s vendor profile, the report noted that “clients considering Alation will find a strong MLDC to help understand and make sense of the vast sources that exist on-premises, in the cloud, and across their legacy and modern systems.”[1]

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About Alation
Alation, the data catalog company, empowers analysts and information stewards to search, query and collaborate for faster, more accurate insights. The Alation platform leverages artificial intelligence to automatically capture the rich context of enterprise data, including relationships between data sets, analyst usage and trusted insights. Customers include Albertsons, eBay, Pfizer, and some of the world’s largest financial services firms. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation is funded by Costanoa Ventures, Data Collective, Harmony Partners, and Icon Ventures. For more information, visit alation.com.

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[1] The Forrester Wave: Machine Data Learning Catalogs, Q2 2018
[2] The Forrester Wave: Machine Data Learning Catalogs, Q2 2018
[3] The Forrester Wave: Machine Data Learning Catalogs, Q2 2018

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