Press Release  |  October 13, 2014

ClearStory Data Introduces Fast Self-Service Blending of Data and Other Disparate Sources and Application Data to Reveal New Insights

New Data Storytelling, Instant Data Exploration, and Real-Time Collaboration Gives Business Users the Power to Reach New Insights

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — October 13, 2014 — ClearStory Data, the company that’s bringing Data Intelligence to everyone with its Apache Spark-powered scalable data blending and business-user ready intuitive analytics application, today announced the addition of faster data harmonization on data and other disparate proprietary and external data applications and sources. The result for users in every line of business is enriched self-service business insights, instant interactive answers and collaboration on decisions — all without the tedious effort of complex data wrangling.

ClearStory’s solution delivers three breakthroughs to speed analysis and insights across more sources of data. First, ClearStory’s disparate data harmonization capabilities blend data on the fly from many sources including proprietary and external data and applications. Second, users can quickly perform ad-hoc, fluid visual exploration in context to arrive at new insights. Third, it can present the most relevant insights to all key business stakeholders through live, interactive and collaborative stories. The addition of data at scale, leveraging ClearStory’s Apache Spark-based data harmonization and data blending technology, delivers converged insights at scale and speeds not achievable in traditional solutions.

“Enabling fast, scalable analysis on data combined with other disparate internal and external sources is critical as we see companies moving their analytics to the cloud,” said Sharmila Mulligan, CEO and founder of ClearStory Data. “The cross-pollination and harmonization enabled by ClearStory makes working with data and other sources dead easy without needing data experts and data preparation. The data stories generated are deeply interactive and enable real-time user collaboration to drive new insights faster.”

The new capabilities and way in which business users can now deeply engage and interact with these data stories is available this week and can be found on

About ClearStory Data

A Gartner Cool Vendor in Big Data for 2014, ClearStory Data is bringing next-generation Data Intelligence to everyone in order to accelerate the way businesses get answers across any number of data sources. By dramatically simplifying data access to internal and external sources, harmonizing disparate data on-the-fly, and enabling fast, collaborative exploration, ClearStory Data’s end-to-end solution includes an integrated platform and incredibly simple user application. The company is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, DAG Ventures, Google Ventures, Khosla Ventures, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). To keep up with how the world is becoming more Data Intelligent, visit and follow us on Twitter @ClearStoryData.

Contact Information

Carol Kimura
Director, Corporate Marketing
(650) 322-2408

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