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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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Pros of Alation
Pros of Segment
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    • 86
      Easy to scale and maintain 3rd party services
    • 49
      One API
    • 39
      Simple
    • 25
      Multiple integrations
    • 19
      Cleanest API
    • 10
      Easy
    • 9
      Free
    • 8
      Mixpanel Integration
    • 7
      Segment SQL
    • 6
      Flexible
    • 4
      Google Analytics Integration
    • 2
      Clean Integration with Application
    • 2
      SQL Access
    • 2
      Salesforce Integration
    • 1
      Clearbit integration
    • 1
      Beautiful UI
    • 1
      Integrates with Apptimize
    • 1
      Escort
    • 1
      Own all your tracking data
    • 1
      Woopra Integration
    • 1
      Quick setup

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    Cons of Alation
    Cons of Segment
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      • 2
        Not clear which events/options are integration-specific
      • 1
        Limitations with integration-specific configurations
      • 1
        Client-side events are separated from server-side

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      What is Alation?

      The leader in collaborative data cataloging, it empowers analysts & information stewards to search, query & collaborate for fast and accurate insights.

      What is Segment?

      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.

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