BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, BIG DATA MANAGEMENT, MACHINE LEARNING
Globenewswire | April 05, 2023
Alation Inc., the leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions, today announced expanded partnerships with Databricks, the lakehouse company, and dbt Labs, the pioneer in analytics engineering, to extend knowledge, collaboration, and trust across the modern data stack. Joint customers can now easily integrate rich metadata from Databricks Unity Catalog and leverage a new connector that provides support for dbt Core and dbt Cloud in Alation. As a result, users have a better understanding of their data landscape and can view underlying data changes and transformations to power data intelligence.
In the modern data stack, data lives in a variety of source systems and formats in preparation for transformation and analysis. To find, understand, and trust data that spans multiple technologies across an organization, users need a single-pane-of-glass view of the most valuable data within their ecosystem. With these recent integrations, metadata is visible within Alation, enabling users to better understand the data being leveraged, as well as its historical use, to ensure business decisions are made on high-quality and trusted data.
“The combination of Alation plus Databricks Unity Catalog, and Alation plus dbt Cloud, brings much-needed data intelligence with critical components of the modern data stack,” said Diby Malakar, VP of product management, Alation. “Metadata offers invaluable context to data users seeking to better understand their data’s path and collaborate across the organization. We’re looking forward to growing our partnerships with Databricks and dbt Labs to help data teams stay on track, work together, and increase confidence in data-driven decisions.”
Power Self-Discovery with Databricks Unity Catalog
Alation connects to more than 100 data sources, including Databricks, dbt Labs, Snowflake, AWS, and Tableau. The expanded connector with Databricks Unity Catalog empowers joint customers to better understand data that lives in their cloud-based technology stack. Organizations that leverage Databricks, which is specifically optimized for cloud environments, process and transform massive quantities of data that span multiple workspaces and systems.
Now, with the expanded connector to Databricks Unity Catalog, joint customers can sample and profile data, and compose queries on data from the Databricks Lakehouse, directly in Alation.
Sampling provides a preview of a small slice of data, its structure, and how it can be used.
Profiling provides a high-level view on the statistics of the data, such as minimum, maximum, median, and null, enabling users to observe potential quality and fit at a glance.
Compose, Alation’s SQL query tool, enables users to search data sources with real-time warnings and lowers the barrier to entry with its autocomplete function that generates suggestions as users write queries.
Data engineers and data scientists will now benefit from increased self-service at scale, faster migration, and the ability to collaborate inside Alation with enhanced context around the systems being used.
“Whether you’re a data owner or user, you need to understand the context around the data being used to accelerate time to value and garner trusted insights,” said Ariel Amster, Director of Strategic Technology Partners at Databricks. “By integrating Unity Catalog with Alation, data teams can easily search across multiple sources and workplaces to power self-discovery and streamline governance. This is a critical step before leveraging any data set, to improve the accuracy of their predictive models, and we’re thrilled to further strengthen our partnership with Alation.”
Gain Visibility into Data Changes with dbt Labs
Metadata plays a key role in enabling data users to quickly search, discover, and understand their data within Alation – an especially important feature for data engineers as they prepare increasing quantities of data for analysis.
The new connector for dbt Core and dbt Cloud extracts dbt descriptions for curated data in Alation, as well as dbt lineage for data warehouses, such as Snowflake, Redshift, and PostgreSQL. As a result, business users can fully understand the changes and transformations made to underlying data. Now, users can navigate, search, curate, flag, tag, and view lineage for data assets built with dbt in one location, increasing productivity and producing higher-quality results. The integration builds upon Alation’s extensive partner network, which utilizes the Open Connector Framework (OCF), and further cements the company’s ongoing commitment to open extensibility.
Alation is a Platinum Sponsor at the Fivetran Modern Data Stack Conference, scheduled for April 4-5 in San Francisco, California. To learn more about how Alation enables the modern data stack, visit Alation’s booth (#4) to schedule a demo with the Databricks Unity Catalog and new dbt Labs connector.
Also, attend the “Look Before You Leap” session on April 4 at 2:30 p.m. presented by Mitesh Shah, vice president of market strategy at Alation, which will explore how to avoid clogged pipelines with data intelligence.
Alation is the leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions, including data search & discovery, data governance, data stewardship, analytics, and digital transformation. Alation’s initial offering dominates the data catalog market. 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. More than 450 enterprises drive data culture, improve decision-making, and realize business outcomes with Alation, including AbbVie, American Family Insurance, Autozone, Cisco, Draft Kings, Exelon, Fifth Third Bank, Finnair, Nasdaq, Parexel, Pfizer, Salesforce, Virgin Australia, and Vista. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation has been named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces list three times, is a 2022 UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women, and recognized as a 2022 UK’s Best Workplaces™ in Tech. The company is backed by leading venture capitalists, including Blackstone, Costanoa, Databricks Ventures, DCVC, Dell Technologies Capital, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Icon, ISAI Cap, Riverwood Capital, Salesforce Ventures, Sanabil Investments, Sapphire, Snowflake Ventures, Thoma Bravo, and Union Grove.
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, BIG DATA MANAGEMENT, DATA SCIENCE
Prnewswire | May 09, 2023
Aetion®, the global leader in real-world evidence technology and analytics, today announced the launch of Aetion® Discover, a new application for exploratory analysis. The application provides users with an intuitive interface to generate swift hypotheses and insights across the biopharmaceutical and medtech lifecycle. As with Aetion® Substantiate — also built on Aetion Evidence Platform® — Discover powers results that are rapid, reliable, and scalable.
In developing and commercializing assets, scientists, technologists, and analysts seek faster and simpler ways to understand large, longitudinal data sets and the insights these data hold. With Discover, users can view, assess, and select data sets for their specific analytic objective. Within and across data sets, users can define and describe populations of interest, and obtain and interpret results on any number of mission- and job-critical questions, such as label expansion-related hypothesis generation.
Discover was uniquely designed to deliver:
Speed — including expedited cohort creation via customizable templates.
Auditability — rapid iteration with assured transparency and consistency.
Compatibility — flexibility among data sets, models, and Aetion applications.
No compromises — intuitive, visual user experience with trusted scientific methods.
"Time and time again, we heard our customers' interest in expanding our technology toward 'everyday insights,' and, importantly, for this [visual] exploration work to readily extend into advanced evidence generation when needed," said Dr. Jeremy Rassen, Aetion president, co-founder, and chief technology officer. "We're glad to bring our software to a wider set of use cases, to create essential insights and efficiencies across user groups. Like all Aetion offerings, Discover is based in the latest and best science and works across a wide range of real-world data."
Discover is fully compatible with Substantiate, Aetion's application for regulatory-grade descriptive and causal analyses. Discover and Substantiate are powered by Aetion's core technology platform — Aetion Evidence Platform.
Aetion Discover pre-sales and demonstrations go live today at ISPOR 2023. For more information, visit aetion.com/discover.
Aetion is a healthcare analytics company that delivers real-world evidence for the manufacturers, purchasers, and regulators of medical treatments and technologies. Aetion Evidence Platform® analyzes data from the real world to produce transparent, rapid, and scientifically validated answers on safety, effectiveness, and value. Founded by Harvard Medical School faculty members with decades of experience in epidemiology and health outcomes research, Aetion informs healthcare's most critical decisions—what works best, for whom, and when—to guide product development, commercialization, and payment innovation. Learn more at aetion.com and follow us on LinkedIn.
BIG DATA MANAGEMENT, DATA ARCHITECTURE, DATA SCIENCE
TIBCO | March 15, 2023
On March 14, 2023, TIBCO, a leading data connectivity, management, and analytics solutions provider helping businesses solve complex data challenges, announced a set of updates to its analytics suite. These updates aim to provide customers with immersive, real-time analytics that empower them to make better business decisions with confidence and impact benefiting from smarter and faster insights. The enhancements to TIBCO's analytics solutions, including TIBCO Spotfire, narrows the gap between action and insight, building on data science capabilities to accelerate time-to-decision and reduce operational costs.
The TIBCO Data Management and Analytics portfolios provide a streamlined user experience by combining data management, visual analytics, streaming, and data science capabilities to improve business outcomes.
TIBCO's analytics solutions have been enhanced to further support clients on their digital journeys, including upgrades to the following offerings:
TIBCO Spotfire 12.2- offers a scalable, self-service analytics platform with built-in governance that enables human and automated decisions. TIBCO Spotfire Cloud Actions allows users to trigger actions and transactional workflows within the platform, bridging the gap between insight and decision. The application's new native TIBCO ModelOps capabilities deliver AI model management for real-time data science predictions. Additionally, Spotfire deployments are now managed natively in the cloud, reducing the cost of ownership and improving the user experience of IT and systems staff.
TIBCO Streaming- now includes dynamic learning, which automates data analytics calculations and management on real-time events, expanding business intelligence into low-latency operational use cases such as IoT and edge sensors. In addition, Spotfire serves as a decision and control hub, making both human-in-the-loop monitoring and consistent automated decisions more efficient.
TIBCO Data Science- Team Studio bolsters TIBCO's mission to democratize data science at scale, offering end-to-end lifecycle support for data access, preparation, feature engineering, management, model training, inference, and operations deployment. Updates consist of a new Apache Spark 3 workflow engine, TIBCO Data Virtualization for data management, and a new operator framework that enables workflows to execute as a single Spark application, thereby improving performance. The updates also provide greater interoperability with TIBCO Spotfire and TIBCO Data Virtualization, thus allowing users to control data preparation, feature engineering, training, and inference at scale within the Spotfire user interface. In the context of the business challenge at hand, end-user apps can train models, make predictions, summarize the data, and use data science approaches.
TIBCO is a global leader in data connectivity, management, and analytics, providing innovative solutions that empower enterprises to solve complex data challenges and make critical business decisions with greater confidence and impact. Focusing on delivering seamless user experiences, its Data Management and Analytics portfolios combine visual analytics, data management, streaming, and data science capabilities to drive better business outcomes. With a focus on delivering immersive, intelligent, and real-time analytics, TIBCO is at the forefront of the data management and analytics industry, providing cutting-edge solutions to customers worldwide.