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Alation provides an enterprise collaborative data platform that enables people to find, use, and govern data. It 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. 

HQRedwood City, CA, US
Employee Ratings4.7
Overall CultureB+

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Employees (est.) (Jun 2021)397(+8%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Alation

Satyen Sangani

Satyen Sangani

CEO and Co-Founder
Aaron Kalb

Aaron Kalb

Co-Founder, Chief Data & Analytics Officer
Eric Chan

Eric Chan

Chief Financial Officer
Raj Gossain

Raj Gossain

SVP of Product
Bob Block

Bob Block

Chief Customer Success Officer
Dave Kellogg

Dave Kellogg

Chief Marketing Officer
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Alation Office Locations

Alation has offices in Redwood City, Chennai and London
Redwood City, CA, US (HQ)
3 Lagoon Dr STE 300
Chennai, IN
Module No.6, Sixth Floor , Block A - Phase II, IIT Madras Research Park, Kanagam Road , Taramani, Kanagam, Tharamani
London, GB
145 City Rd, Hoxton
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Alation Financials and Metrics

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Alation total Funding

$192 m

Alation latest funding size

$110 m

Time since last funding

12 days ago

Alation investors

Alation's latest funding round in June 2021 was reported to be $110 m. In total, Alation has raised $192 m. Alation's latest valuation is reported to be $1.2 b.
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Alation Operating Metrics

Alation's Customers was reported to be 70 in Y, 2017.
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Alation News and Updates

Snowflake, Dell and Salesforce back $110M round for data catalog unicorn Alation

Data management unicorn Alation Inc. has raised a $110 million funding round, announced this morning, from a group of high-profile investors led by Riverwood Capital. Riverwood Capital was joined in the Series D round by the startup investment arms of cloud-based data warehouse maker Snowflake Inc.…

Snowflake-Backed Data Startup Alation Valued at $1.2 Billion

Snowflake-Backed Data Startup Alation Valued at $1.2 Billion

Alation launches Cloud Service to increase faster time-to-value from enterprise data

Enterprise data intelligence solutions provider Alation Inc. is expanding its services across hybrid architecture. Today, the company launched Alation Cloud Service, a cloud-based platform for data intelligence that connects to virtually any data source within cloud platforms or on-premises through…

Alation grows revenue and enterprise users through analytics-driven data cataloging

When the internet was taking off in the 1990s, finding a web page was an exercise in time and patience. Then search engines, such as Yahoo and Google, came along, and rapidly accessing information became infinitely easier after that. Companies such as Alation Inc. are seeking to revolutionize catal…

Alation raises $50 million to index enterprise data

Data catalog provider Alation has raised $50 million in a series C round led by Sapphire Ventures, with a host of previous investors participating.

Can your data be trusted? Alation rolls out TrustCheck for visual verification

As businesses increasingly rely on data to make critical decisions, the accuracy of that information becomes vitally important. Yet, the process for verification has been haphazard at best. Alation Inc., a company specializing is collaborative data cataloging, has introduced TrustCheck, a new tool …
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Alation Blogs

The Role of the Data Catalog in Data Security

In this post, Myles Suer discusses three things: why CIOs want their CISOs leading data protection efforts, the role of the data catalog that CIOs ascribe within data security, and what factors CIOs and CISOs should consider when evaluating a catalog – especially one used for data governance. The po…

The First Pillar of Data Culture: Data Search & Discovery

In this four-part blog series on data culture, we’re exploring what a data culture is and the benefits of building one, and then drilling down to explore each of the three pillars of data culture – data search & discovery, data literacy, and data governance – in more depth. This post focuses on …

Alation + Snowflake: An Integrated Approach to Data Governance

Data governance helps business users make more informed business decisions, but it can be difficult without the right tools and processes. See how Alation and Snowflake's partnership and product integration to help achieve a more comprehensive governance solution. The post Alation + Snowflake: An In…

Data Intelligence + Human Brilliance: The Future of the Data Catalog

Alation has raised $110 million in Series D financing, enabling us to build out additional specialized capabilities to help more people. Read more about this exciting news and what it means moving forward. The post Data Intelligence + Human Brilliance: The Future of the Data Catalog appeared first o…

Moving from Traditional to Active Data Governance

Learn About the Benefits of Active Data Governance & How To Help Your Organization Make A Smooth Transition from Passive Data Governance. The post Moving from Traditional to Active Data Governance appeared first on Alation.

How 2021.2 Is Remaking the Future of Enterprise Search

Data search just got better. With the latest release of 2021.2, Alation has upgraded search with ranking that weights valuable social signals, and a new view that shares metadata alongside results. Read more. The post How 2021.2 Is Remaking the Future of Enterprise Search appeared first on Alation.
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Alation Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Alation founded?

    Alation was founded in 2012.

  • Who are Alation key executives?

    Alation's key executives are Satyen Sangani, Aaron Kalb and Eric Chan.

  • How many employees does Alation have?

    Alation has 397 employees.

  • Who are Alation competitors?

    Competitors of Alation include Dataiku, Informatica and Collibra.

  • Where is Alation headquarters?

    Alation headquarters is located at 3 Lagoon Dr STE 300, Redwood City.

  • Where are Alation offices?

    Alation has offices in Redwood City, Chennai and London.

  • How many offices does Alation have?

    Alation has 3 offices.