BigID and Alation Introduce Automated Data Stewardship & Privacy-Aware Analytics Governance with Discovery-in-Depth

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BigID and Alation announce expanded partnership to integrate BigID’s privacy-oriented data discovery with the Alation Data Catalog.

BigID, the leading modern data intelligence platform for privacy, protection and perspective, and Alation Inc., the leader in enterprise data catalogs, today announced an expanded partnership to integrate BigID’s privacy-oriented data discovery with the Alation Data Catalog to deliver automated data stewardship and privacy-centric governance.

This partnership empowers organizations with better visibility and automation to address privacy regulations like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Customers can leverage BigID’s discovery foundation with the Alation Data Catalog: discovering, tagging and mapping sensitive and regulated data for accelerated governance.

This expanded partnership between BigID and Alation enables organizations to:

  • Enforce business and privacy compliance policies
  • Scale data discovery and automate cataloging across all data sources
  • Accelerate governance and stewardship of sensitive data sets
  • Reduce data silos with a unified inventory
  • Resolve conflicting data policies ensuring more accurate enforcement

“The partnership between BigID and Alation is a natural fit. We provide the foundational discovery and privacy insight necessary to translate policy into the technical identification of data - while Alation enables customers to scale privacy-centric governance and automate data stewardship for all their data. Together, we empower users with the ability to take action at the time of execution,” said William Murphy, Alliances and Business Development, BigID.

“With the Alation and BigID partnership, data stewards and governance teams can scale and automate processes for data privacy. Now, instead of legal, privacy and governance teams manually identifying and tagging entity identification data, policy guidance is automatically applied to data at the point of analysis — ensuring more accurate, timely and compliant data use,” said Kiran Narsu, Vice President, Business Development, Alation.

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About BigID:

Based in New York, BigID uses advanced machine learning and identity intelligence to help enterprises better protect their customer and employee data at petabyte scale. Using BigID, enterprises can better safeguard and assure the privacy of their most sensitive data, reducing breach risk and enabling compliance with emerging data protection regulations like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and California Consumer Privacy Act. BigID has raised $146 million in funding since its founding in 2016 and has been recognized for its privacy innovation as the 2018 RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox winner, a CB Insights 2018 Cyber Defender, Network Products Guide 2018 IT World Awards “Hot Company of the Year” winner, a 2019 InformationWeek Vendor to Watch, a 2019 Business Insider enterprise vendor “to bet your career on,” and a 2019 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer. Learn more at or visit us at to schedule a demo.

About Alation

Alation pioneered the data catalog market, leading the evolution of data management from simply managing data to driving data culture. Alation customers leverage the data catalog as a platform to drive data search & discovery, data governance, data stewardship, analytics and cloud transformation. With its powerful behavioral and linguistic intelligence technologies, collaboration capabilities and open interfaces, Alation provides a platform for a broad range of metadata management applications by combining machine learning with human insight to tackle the most demanding challenges in data management. More than 180 organizations are driving their data cultures and improving their organizations’ decision making with Alation, including AbbVie, DraftKings, Exelon, Finnair, Genentech, GoDaddy, Marks & Spencer, MercadoLibre, Munich Re, New Balance, New Relic, Pfizer, Scandinavian Airlines, Scout24 and US Foods. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation is funded by Costanoa Ventures, Data Collective Venture Capital, Icon Ventures, Sapphire Ventures and Salesforce Ventures. For more information, visit

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