Ending the Era of “Look But Don’t Touch”: Introducing Interactive, Collaborative StoryBoards

We’re very excited to be at the Strata Conference + Hadoop World in New York City this week. Last year we chose this conference to announce our Data Intelligence platform to the world. This year we are unveiling a major new capability that advances data storytelling: ClearStory’s new Interactive, Collaborative StoryBoardsTM powered by Spark. But… Read more »

The Data Chic Quadrant

A lot has been written, and continues to be written about ‘knowledge workers’. The term was first coined by Peter Drucker in 1959 and scholars and thought leaders have been working to define what a knowledge worker is and does ever since. It’s hard to pin down, because it’s still evolving and there are so… Read more »

My Story on Why I’m Joining ClearStory Data

While traveling the globe talking to customers about big data and analytics for the past several years, one thing I’ve heard from Singapore to San Francisco is that businesses want solutions to analyze their ever-changing business problems quickly and effectively while minimizing IT costs and dependencies. With that in the back of my mind, something… Read more »

ClearStory + Spark = Data Exploration Freedom

The release of Spark 1.0 marks a significant step in the move away from MapReduce based big data processing. In-memory. Distributed. Scale out. Machine Learning. 100X faster – on initial benchmarks and our Spark-inside Solution is evidence of the blazing speed. Data Scientists and Data Engineers are rejoicing – and drooling. Although for some users… Read more »

On the Meaning of Spark 1.0

The Spark 1.0 release marks some significant changes, and it is worth taking some time to consider just what this release means for users and developers of Spark and what they can now expect from the project. The answer to that question has clearly changed over time, and not all of that change is completely… Read more »

Fast Data Insights with Amazon Redshift & ClearStory Data (Webinar)

Webinar: Tuesday, June 3rd. Register to See Interactive Analysis Capabilities and Speed of Analysis in Action ClearStory Data will demonstrate how, when combined with Amazon Redshift, the solution allows users to quickly bring together data from internal and external sources to uncover new insights. To accelerate visual insights, the solution eliminates costly data manipulation and… Read more »

2014: The Year of Data Intelligence for Everyone

Today, the ClearStory team is pleased to announce we’ve raised $21 million in Series B from Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, DAG Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. With this round, we are poised to scale rapidly and make ClearStory’s Data Intelligence solution available to companies large and small. Fundamentally, we believe that… Read more »

ClearStory and Databricks at the Spark Summit

To follow up on the success of the Spark Summit in San Francisco this past week, I wanted to share a great conversation I had with Reynold Xin who is one of the co-founders of Databricks and the main author behind Shark. Here’s a discussion capturing highlights of our chat at the Summit, in which we discuss how… Read more »

Spark Summit 2013

On the eve of the very first Spark Summit, there is a lot to be excited about. The past few months have been quite eventful for the Spark community – The Apache Software Foundation accepted Spark as an official incubator project and graduated Apache Mesos to a Top-Level Project, Databricks was founded to commercialize Spark… Read more »

Introducing “Data Intelligence”

Data is the lifeblood of business. And so every company wants unfettered access to the volumes of diverse data inside their enterprise. But they also want to be able to build on the insights gained from that internal information by continuously blending in external data. Data availability is not the problem – in fact, it’s… Read more »