Alation Inc., the data catalog company, today announced it has been named a Leader for the second consecutive year in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions. Metadata management is becoming more critical to data-driven organizations as a foundation for both business-oriented and technical data and analytics projects. Alation’s machine-learning data catalog represents a new approach to metadata that brings value directly to the business user, who is relying on data and analytics to make decisions.

According to Gartner, “The growing need for data governance, risk and compliance, data analysis and data value still drives strategic requirements in metadata management and the growth of its solutions.”*