Alation

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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. 

TypePrivate
Founded2012
HQRedwood City, CA, US
Websitealation.com
Employee Ratings4.8
Overall CultureA-

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Jan 2021)299(+5%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

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 #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

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

2012

Alation total Funding

$82 m

Alation latest funding size

$50 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago

Alation investors

Alation's latest funding round in January 2019 was reported to be $50 m. In total, Alation has raised $82 m
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Alation Operating Metrics

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

Customers

70
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Alation Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

89/100

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Alation Online and Social Media Presence

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Alation Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    A-

    86/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    88/100

  • Compensation

    A

    87/100

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Alation News and Updates

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 …

Alation adds ‘governance guardrails’ to its data catalog

Alation Inc., an analytics startup founded in 2012 by Google LLC and Apple Inc. veterans, wants to reduce the risk of unreliable information getting into enterprise analytics projects. Alation’s plan for achieving this involves a new set of features called TrustCheck that it rolled out today to its…

Secularizing ‘priesthood of analytics’ for plain-clothes business people

Data analytics projects are deflating at a rate of 85 percent, according to some analysts. The culprit is not likely a lack of software tools — since the market is brimming with them — but rather cultural hiccups. One is a low degree of transparency and trust in data analytics across entire organiz…

Behavior I/O: How AI and human brains mix for big data insight

Big data software makers are throwing every possible technology at the business insight and monetization problem with little success. Perhaps taking a step back from machine intelligence to human intelligence would yield better results. “The science experiment phase of the big data world is over; pe…
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Alation Blogs

How to Become a CDO: Thoughts from the Chief Data Office of a $2.5B Global Provider of Biopharmaceutical Services

The post How to Become a CDO: Thoughts from the Chief Data Office of a $2.5B Global Provider of Biopharmaceutical Services appeared first on Alation.

Making the Business Case for a Data Catalog

The post Making the Business Case for a Data Catalog appeared first on Alation.

How to Evaluate Data Catalog Software

The post How to Evaluate Data Catalog Software appeared first on Alation.

The Tribal Knowledge Problem

The post The Tribal Knowledge Problem appeared first on Alation.

Data Governance: Starting Quickly with a Data Catalog

The post Data Governance: Starting Quickly with a Data Catalog appeared first on Alation.

Why Every Snowflake User Needs Alation’s Data Catalog

The post Why Every Snowflake User Needs Alation’s Data Catalog 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 299 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 #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.