SESSION

Sponsored by: Alation | Delivering Data Products in a Data Mesh at Kroger

OVERVIEW

EXPERIENCEIn Person
TYPEBreakout
TRACKData Governance
INDUSTRYRetail and CPG - Food
TECHNOLOGIESGovernance
SKILL LEVELBeginner
DURATION40 min

In a modern data-driven landscape, the ability to democratize data that is federated across business teams is essential for organizations seeking agility and innovation. A data mesh approach helps businesses harness the power of data without having to centralize data in a single data warehouse. This breakout session explores how 84.51/Kroger adopted a federated, people-first approach to data democratization using Alation and Unity Catalog to access high-quality, analytics- and AI-ready data. This powerful combination provides cross-workspace metadata management, empowering business users to unlock governed self-service analytics and accelerate the work of data scientists and engineers. In this session, you’ll hear how the retailer made Alation the one-stop shop for data discovery and “fit-for-purpose” data products, increasing understanding and usage across business units while leveraging Unity Catalog for security and access controls.

SESSION SPEAKERS

Nate Sylvester

/VP of Architecture
84.51˚

David Sweenor

/Product Marketing Director
Alation