Segment vs Alation: What are the differences?
What is Segment? A single hub to collect, translate and send your data with the flip of a switch. Segment is a single hub for customer data. Collect your data in one place, then send it to more than 100 third-party tools, internal systems, or Amazon Redshift with the flip of a switch.
What is 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.
Segment and Alation can be categorized as "Analytics Integrator" tools.
Some of the features offered by Segment are:
- A single API to integrate third-party tools
- Data replay that backfills new tools with historical data
- SQL support to automatically transform and load behavioral data into Amazon Redshift
On the other hand, Alation provides the following key features:
- Data Catalog
- Automatically indexes your data by source
- Automatically gathers knowledge about your data
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