Version V R5 (5.9.x)

Refer to the tables below for information on supported database, file system, and BI tool types and versions.

Supported Database (DB) Types

You can contact your Customer Success Manager for details about databases supported by a specific Alation version and possible limitations.

Note that Query Log Ingestion (QLI) is not currently supported for data sources deployed on AWS RDS.

Database Type

Version Supported

Metadata Extraction

Compose

Sampling / Profiling

QLI*

Popularity

Lineage

Cassandra

2.1, 3.11.15**

DB2

10, 11

Greenplum

4.3.7.3

5.1.0

MemSQL

5.8.0

MongoDB

3.2, 3.6

MySQL

5.6, 5.7

Netezza

7.2.1.0

Oracle

11gR2, 12c

PostgreSQL (enterprise)

9.6.2.7

PostgreSQL (open source)

9.5, 9.6

Presto over Hive

0.185

Qubole

contact Support

Salesforce DB

n/a

SAP HANA

1.00.110.00.1447 753075

SAS Base (data files in SAS server)

9.4

Snowflake

2.34.0

SQL Server

2008, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017

✔***

Sybase ASE

Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.0

Sybase IQ

v 16

Teradata

15.10, 16.10, 16.20

Teradata Aster

4.6

Vertica

7.2.3

SOURCES ON AWS RDS

My SQL

5.6, 5.7

Oracle

11gR2, 12c

PostgreSQL (open source)

9.5

SQL Server

2008, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017

✔***

AMAZON SOURCES

AWS Databricks

V4.3

AWS Glue

2017-03-31

Redshift

1.0.1385

Redshift Spectrum

1.0.1385

GOOGLE SOURCES

Google BigQuery

n/a

HADOOP SOURCES

Hive 2 on HDP

HDP 2.4, 2.5.3, 2.6.3, 2.6.4, 2.6.5

Hive 2 on CDH

CDH 5.2 to 5.16

Hive 2 on EMR (QLI over FS)

EMR 5.10 to 5.16

Hive 2 on EMR (QLI over S3)

EMR 5.10 to 5.16

Hive 2 with MapR

MapR 6.1

Hive 2 with Tez on EMR

EMR 5.10 to 5.16

Hive 2 with AWS Glue as Metastore

2017-03-31

Hive 3 on HDP

HDP 3.0, 3.1

Impala

CDH 5.8 to 5.16

SparkSQL over Hive Metastore

CDH 5.8 to 5.16 HDP 2.4, 2.5, 2.6.5

MS AZURE SOURCES

Azure SQL Data Warehouse

10.0.xxxx.xx

Azure Databricks

V5.3

Hive 2 on Azure HDInsight

3.5, 3.6

Hive 3 on Azure HDInsight

4.0

* Query Log Ingestion (QLI). Note that Alation does not support QLI for data sources on RDS.

** Cassandra 3.11.15 is supported with the custom DB functionality.

*** Case sensitivity is not supported.

Supported DB Authentication Methods

Note that all these database types support basic authentication, meaning, users can connect with their database credentials (database account login and password). The table focuses on specific authentication methods which our customers usually ask about.

Database Type

PM*

Cross DB

SSL

NTLM

Kerberos

Proxy Access**

Keytab

LDAP

Cassandra

DB2

Greenplum

MemSQL

Netezza

Oracle

PostgreSQl (enterprise)

PostgreSQl (open source)

Presto over Hive

Qubole

Salesforce DB

n/a

SAP HANA

SAS Base

Snowflake

SQL Server

Sybase ASE

Teradata

Teradata Aster

Vertica

SOURCES ON AWS RDS

MySQL

Oracle

PostgreSQl (open source)

SQL Server

AMAZON SOURCES

AWS Databricks

AWS Glue

Redshift

n/a

Redshift Spectrum

n/a

GOOGLE SOURCES

Google BigQuery

HADOOP SOURCES

Hive 2

Link

Hive 3

Link

Impala

SparkSQL over Hive Metastore

MS AZURE SOURCES

Azure Data Warehouse

Azure Databricks

Azure HDInsight

*Permission Mirroring

** Knox, Ranger, Blue Talon, Zookeeper

Note that SASL is only supported for Hive data sources.

Authentication for Hive 2

Distribution and Data Platforms

Authentication

Support*

MapR

Basic

Kerberos (and keytab)

Hive SSL

HTTPFS Kerberos

Wire-level security

SASL

HDP

Basic

Kerberos (and keytab)

Azure Encryption

Hive SSL

WebHDFS SSL

HTTPFS Kerberos

Knox Kerberos

Knox LDAP

Hive Zookeeper URL

SASL

CDH

Basic

Kerberos (and keytab)

Hive SSL

WebHDFS SSL

HTTPFS Kerberos

Hive Zookeeper URL

SASL

EMR

Basic

Kerberos (and keytab)

Hive SSL

WebHDFS SSL

SASL

Tez on EMR

Kerberos (and keytab)

LDAP

* Support of authentication methods depends on your Hive setup. This table shows all the authentication methods Alation can currently support for Hive 2. For more details on Hive data sources, refer to the Hive section of the Installing Alation: Data Source Configuration guide.

Authentication for Hive 3

Distribution and Data Platforms

Authentication

Support*

HDP

Basic

Kerberos (and keytab)

Azure Encryption

✔ (only in Azure HDP))

Hive SSL

WebHDFS SSL

HTTPFS Kerberos

Knox Kerberos

Knox LDAP

Hive Zookeeper URL

SASL

* Support of authentication methods depends on your Hive setup. This table shows all the authentication methods Alation can currently support for Hive 3. For more details on Hive data sources, refer to DefaultHive.

Supported BI Tools

Tool

Supported Version

Metadata Extraction

Lineage

Access Rules

Stats

Tableau Legacy*

10.5, 10.4, 10.3, 2018.1

MicroStrategy

10.4

MicroStrategy

10.4

Cognos

10.2.1

SFDC Einstein Analytics

REST API 41.0

SSRS / SSAS

contact Support

Supported Authentication Methods For Tableau Server

Tableau Version

LDAP

SSL

10.5.3, 10.4, 10.3

2018.1

2018.2

2019.1

2019.2

Supported File Systems

File System Source

Version Supported

Authentication Method

Metadata Extraction

AWS S3

all versions

basic

Azure Blob Storage

2018-03-28

basic

Azure Data Lake

Gen 1

SSL, AAD*

HDFS - CDH

5.2 to 5.16

SSL, Kerberos

HDFS - HDP

2.4, 2.5.3, 2.6.3, 2.6.4, 2.6.5

SSL, Kerberos

* Azure Active Directory

Supported Browsers

Browser

Version

OS Version

Chrome HD (1440x900)

72.0.3626.121 (64-bit)

Windows 7 Ultimate N (SP1)

Chrome - Windows 10

74.0.3729.131 (64 bit)

Windows 10

Chrome HD - OS X

74.0.3729.131

macOS High Sierra 10.13.6

Mozilla Firefox HD (1440x900)

66.0.4

Windows 7 Ultimate N (SP1)

Mozilla Firefox HD - OS X (1440x900)

66.0.5

OS X El Capitan (10.11.6)

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 HD (1440x900)

11.0.115 (11.0.9600.19301)

Windows 7 Ultimate N (SP1)

Microsoft IE 11- Windows 10

11.437.17763.0 (11.0.120)

Windows 10

Definitions

Compose the Alation query tool for authoring, running, and publishing SQL queries to the data catalog.

Lineage visual representation of how tables, views and BI reports are derived from other tables.

Metadata Extraction extraction of metadata from a source into the catalog with the goal of synchronizing them and providing catalog users with a representation of the data contained in this source. Metadata extraction can be run manually or on an automatic schedule that will depend on your organization’s needs and usage.

Popularity an indicator of the popularity (intensity of use) of a data object, such as a table or a column. Popularity is calculated through an algorithm that analyzes both the results of Query Log Ingestion and Compose usage to determine the number of Alation users that have used the object and the number of times the object has been used.

Query Log Ingestion (QLI) processing of a selection of database query logs by Alation in order to calculate Popularity, Top Users, and supply JOIN information to the catalog.

Sampling Creation of data samples for the cataloged data sources. When you perform data profiling in Alation, it scans the first 10,000 rows of a table. A data sample is a random sample of 100 rows out of those 10,000 scanned rows intended to provide you with an understanding of what kind of data is contained in the profiled table without the need to run a query.

Change Log

Date

Change

08/28/2019

Hive 2 support update: QLI for Hive 2 on AWS EMR with Tez is not supported.