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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:Alation Data Catalog's best feature is the SQL query publication.
    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 needs to develop a lot in terms of data governance and would be improved with a built-in interactive data quality solution. It also has fewer features than competitors like… 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.

    Trusted by 400+ enterprises worldwide like Salesforce, Nasdaq, LinkedIn, Finnair, and Cisco.

    Our Semantic AI platform Semaphore, provides the semantic layer in your digital ecosystem so you can manage knowledge models, automatically extract and classify the context and meaning from structured and unstructured information, and generate rich semantic metadata.

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    Sample Customers
    Salesforce, Snowflake, Citrix, eBay, TripAdvisor, Albertsons, Nasdaq, Pfizer, LinkedIn, Finnair.
    HP, Amgen, Merck, KPMG, Thomson Reuters
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Government7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Healthcare Company7%
    Retailer7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise71%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    Alation Data Catalog is ranked 2nd in Metadata Management with 3 reviews while Smartlogic Semaphore is ranked 15th in Metadata Management. Alation Data Catalog is rated 8.4, while Smartlogic Semaphore 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 Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog, whereas Smartlogic Semaphore is most compared with PoolParty Semantic Suite.

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