Alation Inc. is credited with creating the data catalog product category.
Alation is a venture-backed, B2B enterprise software company based in Silicon Valley. Its solutions are focused on data governance, analytics, and data management. The company’s primary product, Alation Data Catalog, uses machine learning to catalog an organization’s data across cloud and on-premises file systems, databases, data lakes, and data warehouses. The company’s customers include AbbVie, American Family Insurance, Autozone, Cisco, Exelon, Finnair, Munich Re, New Balance, Pfizer, Scandinavian Airlines, and U.S. Foods.
Alation was founded in 2012 and launched its first product in 2015 to give data consumers an easy way to search for enterprise data with natural language.
The company takes its name from the word alation, which means “the state of being winged.”
Highest paying job titles at Alation include Software Engineer, Account Executive, and Back-End Software Engineer