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Alation 2021.1 offers connectors to variety of data sources

Alation, a provider in enterprise data intelligence solutions, is releasing Alation 2021.1, extending connector and query coverage to virtually any data source, expediting relevant search and discovery through data domains, and features new data governance capabilities.

Alation 2021.1 supports data-driven enterprises by providing a platform that includes connectors to the most comprehensive range of applications and data sources available on the market—beyond Business Intelligence (BI) and filesystems—to applications such as ServiceNow and Salesforce, among others.

The platform’s new, federated authentication enables users to query cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Snowflake, conveniently and securely using single sign-on.

By snapping into a variety of applications and data sources, Alation serves as a single place to find, understand, and trust data across an organization, according to the vendor.

Alation 2021.1 also includes:

  • Accelerated time to insight.
  • Increased search relevancy
  • New data governance capabilities

“Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 firms have invested in a myriad of best-of-breed technologies, data sources, systems, and tools. They need the freedom to deeply connect to and integrate these investments without being dependent on a particular vendor,” said Satyen Sangani, CEO and co-founder, Alation. “By transforming the catalog into an open platform for data intelligence, our customers can deploy and realize benefits in the short term and have a robust, extensible architecture they can build on top of in the long term.”

Alation 2021.1 drives adoption of the platform across the enterprise by meeting the growing requirements of business users, data analysts, and data engineers.

The release also includes Search API that allows for the simple integration of Alation Search with third-party tools.

Updates to Enhanced Analytics allow users to analyze and filter search terms by date range and user.

For more information about this release, visit www.alation.com.

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