Press Release  |  March 8, 2016

ClearStory Data Selected to Showcase Self-service Modern BI and Automated Data Preparation at the Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit 2016

ClearStory Data to be featured in two sessions, and will be joined by a multi-billion-dollar bakery customer that demonstrates how ClearStory’s solution allows them to uncover fast insights

MENLO PARK, CA — March 8, 2016 – ClearStory Data, the company bringing business-oriented Data Intelligence to everyone through fast-cycle, disparate data analysis, today announced two speaking presentations during the Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit 2016 taking place on March 13-16, 2016 in Grapevine, Texas. Gartner recently positioned ClearStory Data as a visionary in its debut in the February 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms* report.

Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms report states: “The evolution and sophistication of the self-service data preparation and data discovery capabilities available in the market has shifted the focus of buyers in the BI and analytics platform market toward easy-to-use tools that support a full range of analytic workflow capabilities and do not require significant involvement from IT to pre-define data models upfront as a prerequisite to analysis.”

The first “Innovative BI in Action” session on Sunday, March 13, led by Gartner Research Director Josh Parenteau, is designed to recognize and showcase four emerging trends in the BI & Analytics space that align to Gartner’s Hype Cycle categories and Predicts research. ClearStory was selected to showcase at the session, and will be first company to present.

ClearStory Chief Product Officer Ali Tore will discuss customer use cases and demonstrate modern BI capabilities with ClearStory’s Spark-based platform including fast, self-service data preparation using data inference, automated data harmonization/blending of diverse data, and ad-hoc exploration and business-ready insights using ClearStory’s Interactive, Collaborative StoryBoards™.

Title: Innovative BI in Action: Emerging Trends You Need to Know
Date: Sunday, March 13
Time: 3:30 – 5:30pm CDT
Room: Grapevine A / Level 3 / Convention Center

The second presentation, “Intelligent Business – Fast–Cycle Analysis from Data Prep to Insights,” will take place on Wednesday, March 16. Attendees will learn how customer ARYZTA, one of the world’s largest bakery companies, is using ClearStory Data to transform its business users’ ability to be self-reliant in asking more sophisticated questions, and exploring more data to uncover fast insights for business results. This session will feature ClearStory CPO Ali Tore and Anoop Mohan, ARYZTA director, Americas – Information Technology, as speakers.

Title: Intelligent Business – Fast-Cycle Analysis from Data Prep to Insights
Date: Wednesday, March 16
Time: 2:00 – 2:30pm CDT
Room: Grapevine C / Level 3 / Convention Center

*Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms,” by Josh Parenteau, Rita L. Sallam, Cindi Howson, Joao Tapadinhas, Kurt Schlegel, Thomas W. Oestreich, February 4, 2016.

About ClearStory Data
ClearStory Data is bringing Data Intelligence to everyone to accelerate the way business leaders get answers from more data, on a faster cycle, across any number of disparate data sources. ClearStory Data’s solution simplifies data access to internal and external sources, automates data harmonization via Intelligent Data Harmonization™ across disparate data, enables fast, collaborative exploration, and reduces business wait time for insights via Interactive, Collaborative StoryBoards™. ClearStory Data lets business users be more self-reliant in reaching richer, faster insights. Its end-to-end solution includes an integrated Apache Spark-based data processing platform and an incredibly simple user application model for business consumption of insights. The company is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA and backed by Andreessen Horowitz, DAG Ventures, Google Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB).

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