BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE,BIG DATA MANAGEMENT
Alation | September 23, 2022
Alation Inc., the leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Fivetran, the global leader in modern data integration, that enables joint customers to find and understand the full context of their data in the modern data stack. The partnership, powered by the new Fivetran Metadata API, unifies governed, trusted data from sources across an organization in one single view. As a result, data visibility increases and drives higher-quality data pipelines and better decision-making.
Alation and Fivetran are key elements of the modern data stack and support numerous joint customers, including Cimpress, Cisco, DocuSign, Genius Sports, Nielsen, Procore, Salesforce, and Slice. The strategic partnership provides shared customers with visibility into enterprise data as it moves through Fivetran-managed pipelines. Fivetran enables data and analytics teams to securely and easily move data from operational systems to analytics platforms. Alation enhances visibility into the data to speed pipeline development, ensuring users understand the wealth of information available and can derive insights from it. Together, the partnership merges data governance and data intelligence capabilities, improving data pipeline creation and informing business decisions.
“Alation is foundational for driving digital transformation. Our platform enables data and analytics teams to capture and understand the full breadth of their data, resulting in improved operational efficiencies and delivering more value to customers. “The partnership with Fivetran enhances Alation’s lineage graph, providing deep insight into data pipelines spanning operational data stores, data lakes and warehouses, and business intelligence tools. Now, users can easily unlock reliable and relevant data while also allowing teams to understand what data is available in the pipeline.”
Raj Gossain, Chief Product Officer at Alation
This partnership is driven by the need to enable users across an organization to find and use trusted, governed data to make informed, data-driven decisions. The modern enterprise relies on data intelligence and data integration solutions to provide access to valuable insights that feed critical business outcomes. Alation and Fivetran’s partnership simplifies data consolidation and pipeline creation, while aggregating governed, reliable data so organizations can get the most value from their data.
“Fivetran and Alation together enhance an organization’s visibility and effectiveness of data,” said Meera Viswanathan, Sr. Product Manager for Fivetran’s data governance capabilities. “Users of both solutions can accelerate data movement with a single pane view of data governance. Jointly, Fivetran and Alation ensure end users of data have high-quality and trusted data to drive decision-making.”
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 400 enterprises drive data culture, improve decision making, and realize business outcomes 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. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation has been named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces list three times and is a 2022 UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women. The company is backed by leading venture capitalists including Blackstone, Costanoa, Data Collective, Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Icon, ISAI Cap, Riverwood, Salesforce, Sanabil, Sapphire, and Snowflake Ventures.
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE,BIG DATA MANAGEMENT
Analytics8 | September 23, 2022
Analytics8, a data and analytics consulting firm that specializes in designing, developing, and deploying modern data solutions, has announced the acquisition of Denver-based Mashey, a high-end data analytics consultancy focused on modern data technology.
The move to acquire Mashey—which was finalized on Sept. 16, 2022—enables Analytics8 to further its goal of continued growth while providing exceptional data services to clients, career development opportunities for its staff, and enhanced partnerships with industry vendors.
"Our objective is to build Analytics8 into the premier independent data and analytics consulting firm in North America." said David Fussichen, CEO of Analytics8. "This is another step in that direction."
"We are delighted to welcome Mashey's entire team because they demonstrate and support the core values and business philosophy of Analytics8—where employees can grow their careers by engaging in interesting, meaningful client work, and where clients can come to expect the best experience working with a data and analytics consultancy."
Mashey brings to Analytics8 additional capabilities around modern data technology, including dbt, Fivetran, Snowflake, Looker, Qlik, Airbyte, Sigma, Monte Carlo, and Firebolt, along with valued perspectives that come with years of experience in the data and analytics space.
"We aim to be the best data analytics team possible, both for our customers and for ourselves," said Philip Lima, founder of Mashey. "Combining the Mashey team with Analytics8 will ensure we all get there even faster."
As Analytics8 sets goals for continued growth, the company also renews its commitment to its employees, to foster an environment that promotes inclusivity and career development; and to its clients, to provide customer-centric data services that change how they work with data.
If you're interested in learning more details about this acquisition, check out the interview with Analytics8 CEO, David Fussichen, and Mashey founder, Philip Lima.
Analytics8 helps organizations make smart, data-driven decisions by translating their data into meaningful and actionable information. Our data consultants help with the entire data and analytics lifecycle—from strategy to implementation—so companies can make sense of their data and use it to solve complex business problems.
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE,BIG DATA MANAGEMENT
VAST Data | September 30, 2022
VAST Data, the data platform company for the AI-powered world, today announced a strategic partnership with Dremio, the easy and open data lakehouse platform, to enable enterprises to get from data to insights faster with a hybrid, multi-cloud architecture for scalable analytics. Regardless of physical location – on-premises or in the public cloud – Dremio customers can now analyze their data anywhere by leveraging VAST’s massively parallel architecture for concurrent and near real-time data access at any scale.
VAST and Dremio are at the forefront of a market shift away from siloed data warehouses and legacy data platforms such as Hadoop. As businesses struggle with the exponential growth of data volumes and data sources, they need a highly-scalable solution for storing that data, and providing broad and concurrent access for a wide range of technical and non-technical data consumers. Paired with Dremio, VAST's Universal Storage enables organizations to escape the restrictive, walled garden environment of Hadoop and the Hadoop File System. It provides customers with an open data lakehouse platform that powers the data management, data governance, and enterprise analytics capabilities typically found in a data warehouse, powered by an all-flash data store that is purpose-built to manage large volumes of structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data.
In the spirit of public cloud object storage offerings like Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), VAST unifies an organization’s data for analytics on a common, single-tiered and linearly scalable data platform - while also enabling customers to step into an all-flash S3 experience without the flash expense that’s common with conventional systems. Dremio provides an open data lakehouse platform that executes lightning-fast SQL queries using a common semantic layer across data sources, and a simple user interface. As a result, organizations can build capabilities that are superior to even public cloud offerings with cloud-native infrastructure that provide choice and flexibility on how and where data is managed.
“Partnering with VAST ensures Dremio users are equipped with the lakehouse data capacity and scalable high performance necessary to run their business intelligence workloads and data analytics applications. “As data volumes continue to grow, VAST’s disaggregated architecture enables users to easily scale the performance and capacity that businesses demand, and that our open data lakehouse platform delivers.”
Roger Frey, vice president of alliances at Dremio
Faster time to data access
Dremio’s open lakehouse platform enables organizations to query data directly in the data lake – and on S3 architecture – without having to copy or move data. By querying data in place, Dremio eliminates the need for complex and brittle ETL pipelines and data copies. Dremio reduces the time required to fulfill data access requests from weeks or months to just hours, and makes data teams more productive. Dremio also centralizes security and governance, and its no-copy architecture reduces network and storage costs.
Dremio’s simplified data architecture complements VAST’s all-flash Universal Storage storage platform, which reduces latency and delivers a high-performance infrastructure for analytics at any scale. VAST’s breakthrough Universal Storage data platform reduces the amount of storage capacity necessary in cloud-native environments without compromising performance, optimizing spend and space. Together, Dremio and VAST accelerate access to data for analytics, and deliver insights to a wide range of data consumers.
“We continue to see high market demand to underpin organizations’ modern data analytics infrastructure with VAST. Partnering with ecosystem leaders like Dremio drives a new approach to data analytics,” said Jeff Denworth, chief marketing officer and co-founder of VAST. “Partnering with Dremio ensures that our mutual customers have an optimized and simple out-of-the-box experience as they embrace a cloud-native architecture for their rapidly evolving data management needs.”
About VAST Data
VAST Data delivers the data platform at the heart of the AI-powered world, accelerating time-to-insight for workload-intensive applications. The performance, scalability, ease of use and cost efficiencies of VAST’s software helps enterprise organizations overcome the historic barriers to building all-flash data centers. Launched in 2019, VAST is the fastest-selling data infrastructure startup in history.