Past Webinar

Tales from the Trenches: Lessons Learned From the Industry’s First CDMC Test Case

Date and Time

Tue, Feb 8, 2022


Moving critical data workloads to the cloud represents a unique opportunity for data-driven organizations to break down silos and grow their data culture. The CDMC (Cloud Data Management Capabilities) and its 14 key controls provide much needed guidance for managing this sensitive data in the cloud. However, the key controls leave much of the implementation details to each organization. Alation and Snowflake teamed up to help close this gap by building the first test case for all 14 key controls and capabilities. KPMG validated the test cases to deliver the industry’s first successful CDMC assessment. In this presentation, we will share how we approached the effort and share examples and details of the implementation.

When you attend this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to approach closing the gap between CDMC key control and capability requirements and existing capabilities
  • Common design patterns that support multiple CDMC key controls
  • How to access and use the Alation test case to accelerate assessment and implementation decisions


John Wills
Field CTO, Alation
Aaron Bradshaw
Data Governance & Enablement Specialist, Alation
Mike Meriton
Co-Founder, EDM Council