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  • “The key point is that no organization governs information simply because it can; there has to be a business context, and the increasing realization of this context explains the rise of information stewardship applications.”  – May 2018 Gartner Market Guide for Information Stewardship Applications The rise of data lakes, IOT analytics, and big data pipelines […] The post Introducing Agile Data Go...

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  • Data catalogs are here to stay. This week, two independent analyst reports validated what we’ve known for years – data catalogs are critical for self-service analytics.[1] After investing in self-service analytic tooling, organizations are now turning their attention to linking infrastructure and tooling to data-driven decisions. While this requires technology – AI, machine learning, log […] The ...

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  • For the past four years, Gartner has hosted a BI Bake Off competition at the Gartner Data and Analytics Summit in Texas. Selected vendors are given the opportunity to highlight their solutions and show how data and analytics can be harnessed for social good. Each vendor works from the same dataset, and this year, Gartner […] The post Gartner BI Bake Off: Data Catalogs and the Opioid Epidemic appe...

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  • A recent report from Gartner, Data Catalogs Are the New Black in Data Management and Analytics finds that, “Demand for data catalogs is soaring as organizations struggle to inventory distributed data assets to facilitate data monetization and conform to regulations.”* The trend mirrors demand for Alation.Organizations of all sizes are making the enterprise data catalog […] The post The Year Enter...

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  • For many enterprises, a hybrid cloud data lake is no longer a trend, but becoming reality. With a cloud deployment, enterprises can leverage a “pay as you go” model; reducing the burden of incurring capital costs. Compute and storage resources are separated, allowing those resources to be rapidly provisioned and scaled up or down independently. Not […] The post Driving Business Value and ROI from...

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  • The head of sales needs the most up-to-date statistics on the state of the business, and they need it now — well, actually, yesterday. Creating a set of custom reports would take too much time. But why start from scratch? The calculations that describe the state of the business already exist — in hundreds of […] The post Alation and Einstein Analytics Announce Deep Integration For Data Cataloging...

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  • The head of sales needs the most up-to-date statistics on the state of the business, and they need it now — well, actually, yesterday. Creating a set of custom reports would take too much time. But why start from scratch? The calculations that describe the state of the business already exist — in hundreds of […] The post Alation and Einstein Analytics Announce Deep Integration For Data Cataloging...

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  • Imagine a new type of business, one in which the fabric of data is so woven throughout the enterprise that it becomes almost a living, breathing entity that one day may even be able to make the right decisions for you. That’s the future presented in the book, The Sentient Enterprise: The Evolution of Business […] The post Alation’s role in the Sentient Enterprise appeared first on Alation.

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  • Every day, thousands of business decisions are made on the basis of Tableau visualizations—maps, bars, dots, and lines telling stories about the world. This week in Las Vegas, over 15,000 Tableau users are gathered to celebrate storytelling with Tableau. As a company, Tableau has gone beyond delivering software. They’re creating a movement. Tableau’s product and vibrant […] The post Alation + Tab...

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  • This is a guest post by Michael Mullany, general partner, Icon Ventures. It’s a truism that data is the most important asset in the 21st century economy. But, today too many enterprises exist in a data fog, with poorly contextualized data scattered across millions of tables. Dispelling this data fog is one of the key […] The post Why Icon Ventures Invested in Alation appeared first on Alation.

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  • Innovating inside of established companies has always been challenging. Being “established” is synonymous with having a proprietary, scalable, and, likely, profitable way of doing things. Change is risky; change is expensive, and change is disruptive. Over the last 20 years, CEOs, CIOs and their enterprise IT departments have sought to define business processes and build […] The post The CDO Impe...

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  • When you first meet Aaron Kalb, you are immediately struck by his un-boundless enthusiasm for meeting human challenges with bionic solutions. Speaking with Aaron sometimes feels like you suddenly woke up a decade into the future (only he’s already there and you’re struggling to keep up). Born into a world where information often seems more […] The post Aaron Kalb named to the Silicon Valley Busin...

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