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Alation Launches Partner Program for Open Connector Framework


In order to provide connectivity to new data sources, Alation Inc., a pioneer in enterprise data intelligence solutions, launched the Partner Program for Open Connector Framework. Using the Alation Open Connector Framework, an SDK to streamline the development of Alation connectors, the new program creates an ecosystem of partners to increase connectivity options. The Open Data Quality Initiative was established in 2022, and Alation’s new partner program joins it, solidifying the company’s continuous dedication to open extensibility.

More than 80 data sources, including Snowflake, Databricks, AWS, and Tableau, are accessible through connectors from Alation. In order to boost data trust, speed up time to value, and promote data-driven decision-making, gaining visibility throughout the data stack is essential as the modern data stack becomes more complicated and businesses deploy an expanding variety of heterogeneous data sources. Building connectors to add more metadata to the Alation Data Catalog from the complex ecosystem is possible for certified partners in the Partner Program for Open Connector Framework.

Certified partners receive integration resources that offer advice on the best integration practices and the development of original connections. Additionally, certification gives consumers peace of mind by indicating that connectors built by vendors are reliable and will work with Alation without a hitch. As infrastructure and data sources change often, the company’s network of reliable partners accelerates its capacity to provide connectors to both the technologies of today and the future.

Alation users may now expand visibility to a broader variety of BI platforms, databases, data transformation, pipeline tools, cloud apps, and a more comprehensive view of their data thanks to the Partner Program for Open Connector Framework. Customers can extract metadata from almost any data source and access it via the Alation Data Catalog as partners develop fresh, creative connectors.

“Our goal is to make Alation the most open and extensible data catalog on the market, and the Partner Program for the Open Connector Framework is a key step in that journey”, “We’re setting the industry precedent that organizations should have the option to connect all data sources to their data intelligence platform. By enabling and certifying partners to build connectors, Alation is helping organizations future-proof their technology investments.”

Raj Gossain, Chief Product Officer, Alation

Logan Data and Information Asset, two new certified development partners for Alation throughout the modern data stack, have joined a vast network of Alation partners.

“The inventory of an organization’s data assets is greatly diverse”, “The amount of data produced from many different data sources cultivates an organization’s need to connect and integrate to the deepest and broadest data ecosystems. Our partnership with Alation, and their broad and growing partner network, enables joint customers to access critical context about governed data from many data sources through a single pane of glass.”

Krishna Kodeboyena, President, Logan Data

“Bringing more data sources to Alation is vital in today’s highly connected technology ecosystem”, “Joining the partner program was an easy and highly strategic decision that adds significant value to our joint customers.”

Sanjeev Varma, CEO, Information Asset

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