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Alation Announces New Data Marketplaces

Helps enterprises discover trusted third-party data.

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Alation Inc., a leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions, today announced Alation Marketplaces, a new product for third-party data sets to augment existing data in the Alation Data Catalog.

Leveraging third-party data can illuminate opportunities and risks that enterprises might otherwise miss with proprietary data generated from an enterprise’s own operations. The air travel industry, for example, is powered by a seamless flow of internally produced data on customers, fuel, and predictive maintenance. At the same time, access to external data, such as weather patterns, is critical to optimize the customer experience and streamline operational efficiencies. However, as the number of third-party data providers rapidly grows, sourcing reliable third-party data is increasingly time-consuming and challenging.

Alation Marketplaces enable users to explore external third-party data from vendors such as Snowflake, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and to supplement existing data in an Alation Data Catalog. Now, users can quickly search and discover data from disparate solutions in a single, well-organized environment with easy-to-scan sample data. With Alation Marketplaces, everyone in an organization can conveniently find and integrate external data in a process that would otherwise be tedious and difficult.

“Augmenting enterprise data with external data can deliver exciting new insights," said Aaron Kalb, chief strategy officer and co-founder at Alation. “Previously, we'd only cataloged data sets within our customers’ data environments. With Alation Marketplaces, users can easily discover and explore a rich trove of relevant data sets without searching several separate sites.”

To learn more, read the blog Alation Marketplaces: The Power of Enterprise and External Data – Combined!

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