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Waterline Data Named on the Constellation ShortList for Data Lake Management

Mountain View, Calif.—November 7, 2016Waterline Data, The Smart Data Catalog Company, today announced it was named to the Constellation ShortList™ for Data Lake Management. With 52 percent of the Fortune 500 turning over since 2000, a growing number of new entrants to this list are more effectively leveraging the use of data for increased business success. The companies included on the Constellation ShortList provide key functionality for businesses that want to more effectively take advantage of new approaches for pursuing digital transformation initiatives.

Waterline Data empowers business users to more easily find and use data by automatically tagging, classifying and cataloging otherwise randomly scattered data located throughout an organization. Waterline catalogs the vast volume and variety of data so business users spend more time using data to drive decision making, and less time hunting for information they need to do their jobs. Unlike catalogs that scan historical SQL logs, Waterline Data automatically catalogs every field of data in the data lake while capturing and learning from tribal data knowledge. With the company’s recently announced Smart Data Catalog 3.0, business analysts, data engineers, and data scientists get even easier self-service access to trusted, high quality data for faster discovery, understanding, use and governance.

Data lakes serve as the first destination for data in all its forms, including structured transactional records and unstructured/semi-structured data types (e.g., log files, clickstreams, email, images, social streams, text documents). Data lake management enables organizations to bring order and accessibility to data lakes, filling gaps in Hadoop-native tools and other high-scale platforms. This is important for any organization that wants to take advantage of high-scale data, particularly as data sources and data-driven applications multiply and as data scales and diversity grows, contributing to the complexity and risk of disorder within data lakes.

“We are very pleased to have been recognized in Constellation Research’s ShortList,” said Alex Gorelik, CEO of Waterline Data. “By combining automatic data cataloging with self-service analytics that allow just about anyone to find, understand and use data, we allow businesses to turn all the data in their data lake into actionable insights within minutes instead of months, giving them a significant competitive advantage in today’s data-driven economy.”

“Form must follow function in digital transformation. Once you craft the right digital business models, you’ll need the right digital technologies for success,” said R “Ray” Wang, chairman and founder at Constellation Research. “As organizations implement digital programs to disrupt an industry, employment of the right tools will determine whether or not the program is successful; each Constellation ShortList guides companies to the right technologies for their transformation initiatives.”

Constellation advises early adopters using disruptive technologies to achieve business model transformation. Products and services named to the Constellation ShortList meet the threshold criteria for this category as determined by Constellation Research through client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share and internal research.

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About Waterline Data

Waterline Data accelerates data discovery, governance and time to value though an industry-only Smart Data Catalog that instantly automates the cataloging of all data lake assets, including the ability to capture and learn from tribal data knowledge. The company is led by a team of enterprise data management veterans, funded by top venture and corporate investors, including Menlo Ventures, Jackson Square Ventures, Partech Ventures, and Infosys, and implemented in large enterprises around the globe. Founded in 2013, the company is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more, visit


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About Constellation Research

Constellation Research is an award-winning, Silicon Valley-based strategic advisory and futurist research firm. Constellation’s analysts serve as innovation advisors for leaders and Global 2000 organizations navigating the challenges of business-model disruption and transformation. Unlike legacy analyst firms, Constellation works closely with solution providers, partners, and its Constellation Executive Network of innovative buy-side leaders, C-suite executives and board of directors to lead the way in disrupting technology and research coverage areas. The goal – deliver to clients what they need to achieve valuable business results.

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