About Alation

Alation is the first data catalog built for collaboration.

A data catalog is an online repository of all your data from multiple enterprise data storage sources, including databases, Hadoop structures, business intelligence or data visualization tools, documentation, and conversations.

Alation empowers analysts to find, understand and share data for faster, more accurate insights. Alation’s data catalog automatically captures the rich context of enterprise data and keeps it updated with human-machine learning collaboration.

You can use Alation to search, query, and collaborate across multiple data sources, including Teradata, SQL Server, Hive, Vertica, MySQL, and more. Alation is available either as a desktop or a web application, which means that it is accessible from any machine and operating system at any time.