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Alation Launches Partner Program for Open Connector Framework

January 2023 by Marc Jacob

Alation Inc. launched the Partner Program for Open Connector Framework to deliver connectivity to new data sources. The new program builds an ecosystem of partners to expand connectivity options using the Alation Open Connector Framework, an SDK to simplify the development of Alation connectors. Alation’s new partner program joins the Open Data Quality Initiative launched in 2022, further cementing the company’s ongoing commitment to open extensibility.

Alation provides connectors to more than 80 data sources, including Snowflake, Databricks, AWS, and Tableau. As the modern data stack grows in complexity and organizations deploy an increasing array of disparate data sources, enhancing visibility across the data stack is critical to improve data trust, accelerate time to value, and foster data-driven decision-making. Certified partners in the Partner Program for Open Connector Framework can build connectors to populate more metadata from the complex ecosystem into Alation Data Catalog.

Certified partners receive integration materials that provide guidance on how to best integrate and create unique connectors. Additionally, certification provides customers with peace of mind, signaling that vendor-built connectors are trustworthy and will integrate seamlessly with Alation. The company’s network of trusted partners accelerates the ability to provide connectors to today’s modern data stack, as well as the technologies of tomorrow, as infrastructure and data sources change regularly.

Now, with the Partner Program for Open Connector Framework, Alation customers extend visibility to a greater number of customer-specific BI platforms, databases, data transformation, pipeline tools, cloud apps, and a more holistic view of their data. As partners build new, innovative connectors, customers can pull metadata from nearly any data source and access it via Alation Data Catalog.

Newly certified development partners Logan Data and Information Asset join a comprehensive network of Alation partners across the modern data stack.

Partners are invited to join the program to build connectors to specific data sources, ensuring Alation customers have connectivity across the modern data stack.

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