SOURCE: Alation


September 23, 2015 09:01 ET

Alation CTO & MarketShare VP of Analytics to Speak on Analyst Adoption of Hadoop at Strata + Hadoop World New York 2015

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2015) - Alation, Inc., the collaborative data platform company, today announced that it will present at Strata + Hadoop World, an event that brings together the brightest minds in the data industry. The conference will be held Sept. 29 - Oct. 2 at the Javits Center in New York, NY.

In the Solutions Showcase, Robert Stratton, VP of analytics at MarketShare and an Alation customer, will share MarketShare's experience with "Increasing Analyst Productivity & Innovation on Hadoop." Robert will speak on the adoption of processes and platforms that have increased analyst productivity and improved collaboration within his team to speed true data discovery.

Additionally, during a tech talk titled, "Considerations for Building a Cognitive Application," Alation CTO, Venky Ganti, will share a technical perspective on the challenges of designing & building a recommendation system for analysts. He will address trade-offs between algorithms evaluated for use in the system. As part of his presentation, Venky will demonstrate an example application that is currently in daily production use and relied upon by hundreds of analysts for query recommendations.

"Increasing Analyst Productivity & Innovation on Hadoop"
Who: Robert Stratton, VP of analytics, MarketShare
When: Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 5:00 - 5:10 p.m. EST
Where: Solutions Showcase Theater

What: "Considerations for Building a Cognitive Application"
Who: Venky Ganti, CTO, Alation
When: Thursday, Oct. 1 at 4:35 - 5:15 p.m. EST
Where: 1 E18/1 E19

Alation is a sponsor and exhibitor at Strata + Hadoop World. If you attend the conference, please stop by booth #258 to see a live demo of the Alation Platform.

To register for the event, please visit

See what customers are talking about
Visitors to the Alation booth #258 will see the collaborative data platform that customers, such as Marketshare, eBay and Hipmunk, are using to gain fast insight and context into the data used throughout their organizations in one place.

Connect with Alation
To schedule one-on-one meetings with Alation executives or to schedule a demo, contact

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About Alation
Alation is the first data catalog built for collaboration. With Alation, analysts are empowered to search, query and collaborate on their data to achieve faster, more accurate insights. Alation automatically captures the rich context of enterprise data, including what the data describes, who has used it, and the fit between the data and different types of analysis. Alation's catalog is generated and updated using machine learning and improved through human collaboration between analysts, stewards, experts and business users. Alation is funded by Andreessen Horowitz, Bloomberg Beta, Costanoa Venture Capital, Data Collective and General Catalyst Partners. Customers include eBay, MarketShare and some of the world's largest finance and retail firms. For more information, visit

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