Modern enterprises require sophisticated data governance capabilities to control data access before broadly enabling business users to find, analyze and act upon it.
While Snowflake continues to invest in native capabilities that enable data access policies, sensitive data tracking, and access auditing, we also realize the value that partners and our ecosystem can bring to our customers. Our latest Snowflake Ventures investment in Alation, a leading data intelligence platform, is a reflection of this.
Alation provides a modern workspace that enables enterprises to catalog their data sets in a single source of reference with capabilities such as data discovery, data stewardship, and self-service analytics. Through this deepened partnership, our joint customers can now benefit from Alation’s end-to-end governance experience built on top of the underlying native governance capabilities offered by the Snowflake platform.
Alation has already enabled many joint leading enterprise customers such as Cisco Systems, DocuSign, Expedia, PepsiCo, and Finnair to transition to the cloud by understanding their data seamlessly, and this investment further strengthens our long-term partnership.