As is customary with relationships involving HPE’s venture arm, HPE has also made a strategic investment in Alation.
Enterprise data intelligence solutions Alation has announced that Hewlett Packard Pathfinder, the venture capital program of HPE, has made a strategic investment in the company. Alation will also be joining the Pathfinder program, which invests in selected start-ups, and has a Go-to-Market component which architects joint go-to-market programs around solutions that combine portfolio companies’ technology with HPE products.
“Alation is a vendor of data intelligence solutions, whose foundational goal is to help organizations unleash the power of their enterprise data,” said Satyen Sangani, co-founder and CEO of Alation. They began by pioneering the modern data catalog and has evolved it into a platform for data intelligence.
“The data catalog is now one of the core applications and provides many of the core capabilities for the platform,” Sangani said. “Since 2018, we’ve launched new products including the Alation Data Governance Application and Alation Cloud Service.”
Sangani stated that Alation can play a key role within the HPE portfolio.
“HPEhas recognized the immense challenge organizations face when it comes to data,” he said. “Data assets are being created at a rate higher than ever before making it easy for businesses to fall behind, but also presenting an immense opportunity for differentiation. Alation enables enterprises to operationalize their data assets, which leads to improved data understanding and operational efficiency. The partnership between Alation and HPE will enable enterprise CIOs to drive comprehensive governance of their assets and manage, catalog, and utilize data to deliver increased value to customers.”
Sangani sees the relationship as providing major benefits to both parties.
“We see the partnership with HPE as enabling us to broaden the audience for our capabilities to new markets,” he stated. “Our ability to introspect data will help HPE customers better understand, manage and optimize data that otherwise would be seen as black-box storage units. Basically, Alation and HPE working together can offer HPE customers the ability to have a single view of their enterprise-wide data assets. Understanding the compute and storage they are consuming as well as knowing what is stored inside the data assets helps HPE customers optimize their data management needs.”
Precisely how the go-to-market relationship will work is still being defined.
“Look for future news from both companies to define our innovation path and how we plan to bring those innovations to market,” Sangani concluded.
Alation will attend HPE Discover 2022 from June 28 to 30 in Las Vegas. Alation CTO Junaid Saiyed will join a session titled “Harnessing Data for Innovation” with other data leaders. The session will be hosted by Omer Asad, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Data Services, HPE, to discuss how organizations can maximize the utilization of their data.