Alation vs Informatica vs OvalEdge

OvalEdge is the best data governance solution on the market, but Alation and Informatica are both tools that offer similar features. It’s important to look at the different options, compare, then choose the tool that best suits your needs.
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Automatically identify PII
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Automatically build lineage
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Built-in data quality rules for monitoring & alerting
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Top 4 Reasons Enterprises Choose OvalEdge Over Alation and Informatica

It’s built end-to-end from the ground up, not by acquisition

We understand how inconvenient and costly it is to constantly switch between tools, which is why we’re proud to cover the whole spectrum of data governance. From data catalog through to privacy compliance, you’re covered with OvalEdge.

Our competitors offer their own range of useful features, but you should be able to carry out lineage impact analysis with the same tool you use to check data quality and develop your business glossary.

This saves you time, money, and reduces those costly mistakes that happen when you’re moving from tool to tool.

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Find and fix data quality issues in real-time

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It's impossible to overstate the importance of data to your business, but that data is far less valuable if it's poor quality.

It's important to monitor your data closely, so you can proactively investigate and fix the issue if there's a mismatch in quality.

Alation has no data quality features. Informatica does provide data quality provisions to support its data catalog, but this is a separate, not integrated solution.

OvalEdge comes with integrated data quality features, giving you the freedom to create complex rules that can be configured how you need, using SQL and RegEx. Configure alerts to send when these complex rules are triggered, and you'll never be caught by data quality issues again!

Choose who can access which data with a few clicks

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One of the cornerstones of effective data governance is data access management. To ensure the security of PII and other sensitive data and ensure users can collaborate on data assets as and when required, you must be able to manage access.

OvalEdge has a fully integrated data access management facility. With OvalEdge, users can request, and stewards can grant various levels of access to any data set in the catalog and for any length of time.

Neither Alation nor Informatica have data access management features.

Automatically build lineage across dozens of ETL products

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For data literacy to thrive in your organization, you need adequate data lineage provisions. Why? Because a user will never be able to fully understand a data set without knowing where it comes from and what has happened to it.

Both Alation and Informatica have comprehensive data lineage capabilities, but only through outside partners. What's more, Informatica can only provide lineage for Informatica ETLs, a significant hurdle if your organization uses multiple ETLs.

As well as having built-in, out-of-the-box automated lineage, OvalEdge can also build lineage from dozens of third-party ETL products.

Enterprises that chose OvalEdge over others

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Data Integration Specialist, Cotiviti

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" We looked at many other data catalogs but none of the others fitted all our use cases."

Lucia Arando

Data Manager, Naranja X

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“Before OvalEdge integration, the Naranja X data team only governed a small percentage of the company’s data. Now 70% of the organization’s data warehouse is governed.”

Tharun K

Data Governance consultant

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“Super intuitive, massively configurable, yet pre-loaded with out-of-the-box operating models. Works for tiny teams all the way to enterprise-wide rollouts.”

OvalEdge recognized by industry's
top analysts and thought leaders

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One of the top three end-to-end data governance platforms

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Named an Overall Leader in Data Catalog Leadership Compass

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Listed in Gartner(c) Guide for Active Metadata management

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Total Economic Impact StudyTM: ROI of 337%

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