This section describes the interaction between the  and your Alation data catalog instance.

Uses of Alation

The  can use Alation for the following tasks:

  1. Location of Hive tables for import into the .
  2. Location of  that you have published back through Hive.

Before You Begin Using Alation

Secure Access

Secure access is supported if both users in the integration are authenticated and impersonated.


Importing Data

Through Alation Catalog Navigator

In the Import Data page, you can access the Alation Catalog Navigator as a 

Enter your credentials, and use the Alation Catalog Navigator to select tables to import as imported datasets into the platform.

NOTE: You cannot create queries or select columns to import into the platform. You must select an entire table to import into the platform. After import, you can delete unneeded columns and rows through the Transformer page.

For more information on the Alation Catalog Navigator, login to your Alation instance. Then, please visit

Through Alation server

If you have enabled the Open With integration, you can browse through Alation to locate a database table and then choose to open it with .