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Alation Continues To Grow Its Data Analytics Capabilities, Acquires Lyngo

The moved empowers non-technical users to take advantage of data insights to grow their data culture in their organizations.

David Pepin

Enterprise data intelligence solution Alation Inc. has announced it is acquiring California-based AI startup Lyngo Analytics in a move designed to upgrade the product’s data analytics capabilities. The strategic partnership allows Alation customers to expand their data usage and value within their organizations.

By navigating an easy-to-use natural language interface, users can take advantage of Lyngo Analytics to uncover new data insights. Especially for non-technical users, the integration represents new chances to employ AI and machine learning to create data-driven insights and strategies.

“First, this will allow us to better serve non-technical users. We’ve always been the user experience leader in the Data Catalog market and this only extends our leadership in data democratization,” said Raj Gossain, Chief Product Officer at Alation.

“The integration of Alation and Lyngo will add a natural language interface to the data analytics functionality in Alation. This means deeper data insights will be available to a broader spectrum of information seekers, helping our customers create a data culture in their organization.”

Historically, data analytics and natural language processors have presented barriers for organizations who don’t fully understand them. However with Lyngo Analytics, Alation aims to make data more accessible to the masses of business enterprises. Lyngo users can create efficient strategies without having to be experts in SQL or data analytics to understand their data.

The acquisition comes on the heels of Alation’s Series D funding round in June 2021 valued at $110 million. With the funding, the company has focused on expanding its product capabilities and its global team.

As a part of the move, Alation will also be welcoming some of Lyngo Analytics’ executive members to the team. Lyngo Analytics co-founders Jennifer Wu and Joachim Rahmfeld will join Alation with the new titles Senior Director of Product Management and Senior Director of AI/ML Research, respectively.

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Around the world, Alation’s platform is trusted by over 250 business enterprises such as Salesforce, Cisco, DocuSign, and Abbvie to boost productivity and enhance data capabilities.

“Lyngo will help us broaden the depth and breadth of querying capabilities. Alation’s centralized, collaborative search, annotation, and governance tools allow people to find and contextualize the data sources that they want to query,” said Gossain.

“But this is just step one. Step two is where Lyngo and SQL come in. Lyngo provides an easy, fast, and deep querying capability across a broad spectrum of users for those data sources. It pairs nicely with Alation Compose, our collaborative SQL data exploration app.”