Alation Receives Snowflake Data Governance Partner Award from

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alation Inc.the leader of enterprise data intelligence solutionsannounced today that it has been named Data Governance Partner of the Year by Snowflake, the Data Cloud company. Snowflake selected Alation to receive this recognition for the second consecutive year and the award was presented on June 13, 2022 at the Snowflake Summit in Las Vegas. Alation has also received five competency badges through the Snowflake Partner Network (SPN) competency program for its work with clients in key industries: financial services, healthcare and life sciences, media and telecommunications, retail retail and CPG, and technology.

Snowflake recognized Alation for its critical role in the Snowflake partner ecosystem, helping more than 125 joint customers create value in their industries by accelerating migration to the Data Cloud and providing active data governance to drive the self-service. Alation’s purpose-built features, built for Snowflake, can help increase trust in data by addressing the challenges of data managers, scientists, and analysts by enforcing consistent data policies, protecting sensitive data at scale and ensuring transparency of the data lifecycle. This simplifies maintaining industry standards and regulatory compliance and ensures that everyone can access reliable and compliant data.

“Using Alation alongside Snowflake has enabled a step change in our data governance capability and enterprise data visibility for Spark NZ users,” said Domain Chapter Lead Peter Langham, data engineering at Spark NZ. “This has dramatically improved both productivity and information quality for our data analysts through a common understanding of our data assets.”

Snowflake Partner Network Competency Program, Unveiled at Snowflake Summit 2022 rewards and validates Snowflake Partners, like Alation, for the depth of their Snowflake expertise and commitment to driving customer impact in the Data Cloud ecosystem. Alation has been awarded industry competencies for its Snowflake solutions in the following industries:

  • Financial services: to support data-driven innovation, deliver personalized customer experiences and improve regulatory compliance
  • Health and life sciences: to help organizations use data to improve patient outcomes, navigate business model changes, and create better patient experiences
  • Media and telecommunications: to create a better understanding of audiences and use data to deliver solutions and experiences
  • Retail and GICs: to develop multi-channel experiences with access to trusted data, drive innovation, and improve operational and supply chain efficiencies
  • Technology: to create data-driven products, enabling organizations to better understand customers and improve operations

“Snowflake is the market leading cloud data company. Being recognized by Snowflake for the second year in a row underscores our ability to provide our mutual customers with reliable and reliable data governance and drive greater value,” said Satyen Sangani, CEO and Co-Founder of Alation. “Alation is honored to once again be named Data Governance Partner of the Year and to receive five industry competencies from Snowflake. This validates our strengths and how we help organizations develop a data culture. We look forward to generating even more value for our joint customers in the future. »

“Data governance is important to Snowflake customers, and Alation helps organizations mitigate compliance risk and accelerate productivity in key areas,” said Colleen Kapase, SVP of WW Partner and Alliances at Snowflake. “Alation’s comprehensive governance solution enables joint customers to use their data securely, enabling access to the right data at the right time, while ensuring compliance with privacy and other regulatory requirements and adding value to customers’ Snowflake capabilities.

The Snowflake and Alation partnership is critical to delivering value to data for key industries, and today’s news is the latest step in the growing partnership between Snowflake and Alation. In April 2021, Alation was one of the first five Snowcases featured – industry and technology solutions from Snowflake’s trusted partners to support the Snowflake Data Cloud journey – debuting its Active Data Governance capability for Snowflake. In June 2021, Snowflake participated in Alation Series D Funding Round and named Alation his Data Governance Partner of the Year. In September 2021, Alation strengthens its partnership with Snowflake and they were the first companies to earn an assessment under the new Cloud Data Management Capabilities (CDMC) standard, which is sponsored by the EDM Council and verified by KPMG. In November 2021, Alation has joined Snowflake’s Accelerated Data Governance Program to further support joint customers in their data governance journeys.

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About Alation

Alation is the leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions, including data search and discovery, data governance, data management, analytics and digital transformation. Alation’s initial offering dominates the data catalog market. With its powerful behavioral analytics engine, built-in collaboration capabilities, and open interfaces, Alation combines machine learning with human insight to successfully tackle the most demanding data and metadata management challenges. Over 350 companies are driving data literacy, improving decision-making and driving business results with Alation, including AbbVie, Allianz Global Investors, American Family Insurance, Autozone, Cisco, Draft Kings, Exelon, Fifth Third Bank, Finnair, General Mills, Munich Re, NASDAQ, Parexel, Pfizer, Salesforce, Virgin Australia and Vistaprint. Based in Silicon Valley, Alation has been named to Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces list three times and is backed by leading venture capital firms including Blackstone, Costanoa, Data Collective, Dell Technologies, Icon, ISAI Cap, Riverwood, Salesforce, Sanabil, Sapphire and Snowflake. Companies. For more information, visit alation.com.

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