Alation and First San Francisco Partners Collaborate to Provide Best Practices for Chief Data Officers

Alation Inc., the data catalog company, and First San Francisco Partners, a business advisory and information management consultancy, are entering a strategic partnership to meet the needs of Chief Data Officers (CDOs). The partnership will focus on delivering new, field-tested methodologies for agile and modern data governance, made possible by data catalog technology.

“Our partnership with First San Francisco Partners leverages some of the most trusted thought leaders in the industry to redefine data governance processes in an agile way, empowered by the advanced capabilities of a data catalog,” said Satyen Sangani, CEO of Alation.

The partnership between Alation and First San Francisco Partners represents a commitment to providing data and analytics leaders, including CDOs, with field-tested best practices that incorporate data cataloging into holistic data governance practices.

The first generally available methodology from the two companies will focus on building governed practices for agile data acquisition in the enterprise, followed by a second offering focusing on data stewardship for the optimized use of data.

“As the pioneers of the data catalog market, we’re excited to partner with Alation to provide CDOs with the methodologies needed to power an agile approach to governance,” said Kelle O’Neal, CEO and founder of First San Francisco Partners

The partnership comes on the heels of the release of Alation TrustCheck, a new set of features delivering agile stewardship by embedding best practices and compliance rules right into the workflow of data consumers.

The partnership will ensure Alation customers can implement TrustCheck in the context of a complete corporate governance strategy.

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