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July 2022
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  • "A three-year agreement is better than a one-year rolling 12-month agreement from a price point of view. I'd recommend looking at a three-year deal because you can't stand up a catalog and produce value in 12 months."
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    Top Answer:Given the relatively low level of maturity, Alation's most relevant feature at the moment is a user interface that's easy to navigate, which helps us find and understand the data. So while Alation has… more »
    Top Answer:You've always got to understand Alation's pricing model because they have different models. Vendors have various models, and the difference is sometimes quite stark. You've got to understand what… more »
    Top Answer:Alation Data Catalog doesn't support end-to-end lineage. By that, I mean the ability to trace the movement of data from when it first comes into our organization to where it's consumed. Along the way… more »
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    Overview

    Alation pioneered the data catalog market and is now leading its evolution into a platform for a broad range of data intelligence solutions including data search & discovery, data governance, lineage, stewardship, analytics, and digital transformation.

    Thanks to its powerful Behavioral Analysis Engine, inbuilt collaboration capabilities, and open interfaces, Alation combines machine learning with human insight to successfully tackle even the most demanding challenges in data and metadata management. With Alation, analysts are empowered to search, query and collaborate on their data to achieve faster, more accurate insights.

    Alex Solutions™ brings the world’s largest variety of out-of-the-box metadata scanners, that can be configured to collect a wide variety of metadata including Usage information, Sensitive data detection, end-to-end lineage, and data profiling information.

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    Salesforce, Snowflake, Citrix, eBay, TripAdvisor, Albertsons, Nasdaq, Pfizer, LinkedIn, Finnair
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    Metadata Management
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about SAP, Alation, Informatica and others in Metadata Management. Updated: July 2022.
    621,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Alation Data Catalog is ranked 2nd in Metadata Management with 3 reviews while Alex Solutions is ranked 14th in Metadata Management. Alation Data Catalog is rated 8.4, while Alex Solutions is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Alation Data Catalog writes "The catalog now provides an opportunity for people to come together, to share, and to find". On the other hand, Alation Data Catalog is most compared with Microsoft Purview, Collibra Governance, Informatica Axon, erwin Data Intelligence by Quest and BigID, whereas Alex Solutions is most compared with Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog and Collibra Catalog.

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