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"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 a lot more functionality, our pain point right now is being able to easily find, understand, and trust the information to use it."
"We had some of our data science engineers, who had built out some cloud-based data and data products for users. They were spending a lot of their time, up to 30 to 35% of their time, answering questions about the data and helping people understand how to use it. Once they were able to document that information within Alation, they were only focusing on around 5% of the high-value questions that really couldn't be solved through the catalog itself. It freed them up to be more productive, it made their end-users more productive, and it made the adoption rate of their data products rise more quickly because people were able to get to using them."
"Alation Data Catalog's best feature is the SQL query publication."
"When you combine it with data lineage, every time you need to make a change, it allows you to do impact analysis on any changes and then connect to the end-users or data stewards so that they can be aware that a change is coming. That's one of the main benefits we use it for."
"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."
"Alation Data Catalog needs to develop a lot in terms of data governance and would be improved with a built-in interactive data quality solution."
"I know that this has been on their roadmap and they're working on it, but as a whole, there's an untapped reservoir of capabilities within their article features that could be used and built upon."
"There are always ways to improve things. For example, we can use AI to be able to find out something. When we are typing something, if we don't know the exact term, Artificial Intelligence would be useful to find terms that are phonetically or syntactically similar. Instead of having to type in the exact name, they can provide those in the list. So, they can provide AI support for the search because when you have thousands and thousands of terms, it is hard to remember all the names."
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.
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erwin Data Catalog (DC), part of the erwin Data Intelligence Suite, automates enterprise metadata management, including data mapping, code generation, data profiling, data lineage and impact analysis. It integrates and activates data in a single, unified catalog in accordance with business requirements by scheduling ongoing scans of metadata from the widest array of data sources, keeping metadata current with full versioning and change management, and easily mapping data elements from source to target, including data at rest and in motion, and harmonize data integration across platforms.
Alation Data Catalog is ranked 2nd in Metadata Management with 3 reviews while erwin Data Catalog by Quest is ranked 10th in Metadata Management with 1 review. Alation Data Catalog is rated 8.4, while erwin Data Catalog by Quest is rated 8.0. 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, the top reviewer of erwin Data Catalog by Quest writes "Helps with metadata management, saves time, and allows us to do impact analysis on any changes". Alation Data Catalog is most compared with Microsoft Purview, Collibra Governance, Informatica Axon and erwin Data Intelligence by Quest, whereas erwin Data Catalog by Quest is most compared with WhereScape RED, Talend Open Studio, Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog, SAP Information Steward and Azure Data Factory.
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