In a bid to strengthen its global presence and meet the burgeoning demand for cutting-edge data intelligence solutions, Alation, Inc., the leading data intelligence company, has unveiled its latest innovation: a brand-new data centre nestled in the heart of Tokyo, Japan. This strategic move enables Alation Cloud Service users to seamlessly process and store data locally, aligning with data residency requirements. Adding to its existing global network of data centres situated in the United States, Europe, Singapore, and Australia, this venture further solidifies Alation’s position at the forefront of the data intelligence revolution.
Beyond this exciting product debut, Alation has also cemented two significant strategic partnerships aimed at fulfilling the sky-rocketing demand for data intelligence in Japan. These partnerships come with a powerful synergy that is expected to catalyse the advancement of data initiatives in the region.
NTT DOCOMO Ventures (NDV): Following a triumphant integration of Alation within the NTT DOCOMO group, the venture arm of the iconic telecommunications behemoth, NTT DOCOMO Ventures (NDV), has made a strategic investment in Alation. This strategic collaboration aims to elevate and propel data initiatives across the NTT Group and its vast clientèle.
ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation: As Japan’s premier systems integrator, ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation joins hands with Alation as a reseller in Japan. With over three decades of experience in the Japanese data management landscape, ITOCHU is poised to empower enterprises with Alation’s state-of-the-art data intelligence platform.
The implications of these partnerships are profound. “Alation creates new value for our business through data-driven approaches and end-to-end customer support,” remarked Takashi Suzuki, General Manager at NTT DOCOMO, highlighting the transformative influence of Alation’s solutions. Suzuki further added, “We’re excited to strengthen our collaboration as a customer to mature the data initiatives throughout our organisation.”
Masaharu Sugano, General Manager at ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation, emphasized the revolutionary nature of Alation’s platform. He asserted, “Alation’s best-of-breed data intelligence platform is the foundation of the modern data stack and offers the opportunity for our customers to accelerate cloud migration.” This strategic partnership not only signifies ITOCHU’s commitment to innovation but also highlights Alation’s role in driving enterprise transformation on a grand scale.
Eyal Mekler, APAC General Manager for Alation, expressed enthusiasm about the company’s growing global footprint and its resonance within the Asia-Pacific region. He shared, “Alation continues to expand its global footprint and strengthens its presence in APAC to help more organisations build a data culture.”
The launch of the Tokyo data center and the synergistic partnerships with NTT DOCOMO Ventures and ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation underscore Alation’s commitment to ushering in a new era of data intelligence. These strategic moves empower enterprises to harness the potential of data as a trusted asset, thereby realising their enterprise transformation goals and driving sustained growth.
Five months preceding this landmark announcement, Alation was already making waves with significant executive hires, underlining the company’s intent to propel its growth and cater to the escalating demand for data intelligence. These key appointments included Jill Woodworth as Chief Financial Officer and David Chao as Chief Marketing Officer. Their wealth of experience was intended to amplify Alation’s global expansion, as demonstrated by the opening of new offices in London and Chennai to accommodate the burgeoning demand for data intelligence.