Types of BI Tools

Alation integrates with BI tools in two distinct ways:

  • first, Alation pushes your query results out to BI tools

  • secondly, Alation ingests completed reports.

For your query results, Alation integrates directly with Plot.ly and Tableau. You can download your results directly to either of these tools:

If you build a report in MicroStrategy, Tableau, or your homegrown tool, Alation can ingest your reports nightly, enabling users to: