ClearStory Data Mo Bros and Mo Sistas Bring #DataChic to Movember

Movember is upon us, and the Mo Bros and Mo Sistas at ClearStory Data invite you to join team #DataChic in raising awareness around men’s health issues. What is Movember? No, it is not a typo. Movember is the global men’s health charity where men grow and women support the moustache during November. Why Movember?… Read more »

The 2+2=5 Principle and the Perils of Analytics in a Vacuum

Strategic decision making in enterprises playing in a competitive field requires collaborative information seeking (CIS). Complex situations require analysis that spans multiple sessions with multiple participants (that collectively represent the entire context) who spend time jointly exploring, evaluating, and gathering relevant information to drive conclusions and decisions. This is the core of the 2+2=5 principle…. Read more »

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 »

It’s the End of the (Analytics and BI) World as We Know It

“That’s great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane, and Lenny Bruce is not afraid.” –REM, “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)” REM’s famous “It’s the End of the World…”song rode high on the college radio circuit back in the late 1980s. It was a… 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 »