Can too much self-service be too much of a good thing? That’s the big question asked by Ovum in its Alation Governance Adds Due Diligence for Tableau users report. Spoiler alert. Opening up access to data will yield diminishing returns if users are still in the dark about its provenance. That’s where Alation comes in, offering cataloging and collaboration tools that help users discover and share insights about the data they are using.
Alation Tableau Edition is explicitly built for Tableau workflows, alerting Tableau users to issues that could impact whether and how they use a particular set of data. Ovum calls this “a useful step that will ensure Tableau users who enjoy their freedom with self-service don’t cause collateral damage in the process.”Read what else Ovum has to say about the powerful combination of Alation and Tableau in this report. Simply register on the form to the right.
Tony Baer leads Ovum’s Big Data research area. Over his 25 years in the industry, he has studied issues of data integration, software and data architecture, middleware, and application development. Having tracked the emergence of BI and data warehousing back in the 1990s, Baer sees similar parallels emerging in the world of Big Data today. His coverage focuses on how Big Data must become a first-class citizen in the data center, IT organization, and the business.