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Pros
"Given the relatively low level of maturity, Alation's most relevant feature at the moment is a user interface that's easy to navigate, which helps us find and understand the data. So while Alation has a lot more functionality, our pain point right now is being able to easily find, understand, and trust the information to use it.""We had some of our data science engineers, who had built out some cloud-based data and data products for users. They were spending a lot of their time, up to 30 to 35% of their time, answering questions about the data and helping people understand how to use it. Once they were able to document that information within Alation, they were only focusing on around 5% of the high-value questions that really couldn't be solved through the catalog itself. It freed them up to be more productive, it made their end-users more productive, and it made the adoption rate of their data products rise more quickly because people were able to get to using them."

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"You can create a lot of ingestions based on the file levels or based on the time.""The most valuable feature is the ability to map data and write workflows with logic inside them."

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Cons
"Alation Data Catalog doesn't support end-to-end lineage. By that, I mean the ability to trace the movement of data from when it first comes into our organization to where it's consumed.""I know that this has been on their roadmap and they're working on it, but as a whole, there's an untapped reservoir of capabilities within their article features that could be used and built upon."

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"The major pain point with Zaloni is that their exception handling is not good. If any event happens, it doesn't tell you at which point it failed and it doesn't tell the operations team how they should take corrective actions unless you call Zaloni and then identify the issues. That is one issue.""Technical support is in need of improvement."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"A three-year agreement is better than a one-year rolling 12-month agreement from a price point of view. I'd recommend looking at a three-year deal because you can't stand up a catalog and produce value in 12 months."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Given the relatively low level of maturity, Alation's most relevant feature at the moment is a user interface that's easy to navigate, which helps us find and understand the data. So while Alation has… more »
Top Answer: You've always got to understand Alation's pricing model because they have different models. Vendors have various models, and the difference is sometimes quite stark. You've got to understand what… more »
Top Answer: Alation Data Catalog doesn't support end-to-end lineage. By that, I mean the ability to trace the movement of data from when it first comes into our organization to where it's consumed. Along the way… more »
Top Answer: You can create a lot of ingestions based on the file levels or based on the time.
Top Answer: The major pain point with Zaloni is that their exception handling is not good. If any event happens (an event is when the job stops in the middle of the process), it doesn't tell you at which point it… more »
Top Answer: Zaloni is actually a big data platform management tool. It is extensively used. They have different connectors. You can start ingesting your batch and you can also use real-time streaming, but we… more »
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Overview

Alation pioneered the data catalog market and is now leading its evolution into a platform for a broad range of data intelligence solutions including data search & discovery, data governance, lineage, stewardship, analytics, and digital transformation.

Thanks to its powerful Behavioral Analysis Engine, inbuilt collaboration capabilities, and open interfaces, Alation combines machine learning with human insight to successfully tackle even the most demanding challenges in data and metadata management. With Alation, analysts are empowered to search, query and collaborate on their data to achieve faster, more accurate insights.

Zaloni simplifies big data for transformative business insights. We work with pioneering enterprises to modernize their data architecture and operationalize their data to accelerate insights for everyday business practices.

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Salesforce, Snowflake, Citrix, eBay, TripAdvisor, Albertsons, Nasdaq, Pfizer, LinkedIn, Finnair
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Computer Software Company27%
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Financial Services Firm9%
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Financial Services Firm19%
Comms Service Provider14%
Retailer14%
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Alation Data Catalog is ranked 4th in Data Governance with 2 reviews while Zaloni Data Platform is ranked 15th in Data Governance with 2 reviews. Alation Data Catalog is rated 10.0, while Zaloni Data Platform is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of Alation Data Catalog writes "The catalog now provides an opportunity for people to come together, to share, and to find". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zaloni Data Platform writes "Solid multi-ingestion tool but with poor exception handling". Alation Data Catalog is most compared with Collibra Governance, Microsoft Azure Purview, Informatica Axon, erwin Data Intelligence (DI) for Data Governance and Collibra Lineage, whereas Zaloni Data Platform is most compared with Collibra Governance and Alteryx.

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