Alation vs Azure Synapse: What are the differences?
Alation: Enterprise Data Catalog & Data Governance. The leader in collaborative data cataloging, it empowers analysts & information stewards to search, query & collaborate for fast and accurate insights; Azure Synapse: Analytics service that brings together enterprise data warehousing and Big Data analytics. It is an analytics service that brings together enterprise data warehousing and Big Data analytics. It gives you the freedom to query data on your terms, using either serverless on-demand or provisioned resources—at scale. It brings these two worlds together with a unified experience to ingest, prepare, manage, and serve data for immediate BI and machine learning needs.
Alation and Azure Synapse are primarily classified as "Analytics Integrator" and "Big Data" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by Alation are:
- Data Catalog
- Automatically indexes your data by source
- Automatically gathers knowledge about your data
On the other hand, Azure Synapse provides the following key features:
- Complete T-SQL based analytics – Generally Available
- Deeply integrated Apache Spark
- Hybrid data integration