Press Release  |  February 9, 2016

Gartner Names ClearStory Data a Visionary in Its Debut in the 2016 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms

Evaluation based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

MENLO PARK, CA— February 9, 2016 – ClearStory Data, the company bringing business-oriented Data Intelligence to everyone through fast-cycle, disparate data analysis, today announced it is positioned as a visionary in its debut in the February 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms* report. This 2016 Magic Quadrant focuses on vendors that meet the criteria of modern BI and analytics platforms, which are driving the vast majority of net new purchases in the market today.

Since its founding, ClearStory has addressed a broad market shift for everyday business people to be able to access and blend disparate data and be more self-reliant in reaching deeper insights. ClearStory Data’s Spark-based solution and business-ready user application continue to deliver intelligent data matching when combining disparate sources, rapid data harmonization and a visual, user-guided approach to eliminate the otherwise onerous task of data prep, data modeling and data blending through built-in smarts that speed business results. Our debut in the Visionaries quadrant reflects the market’s disruptive shift from IT-driven to business-driven analytics.

For the Completeness of Vision category, the Gartner MQ report notes that: “Smart data preparation on multi-structured data is a core visionary feature in this category, because the need to automatically profile, enrich and infer relationships (to automatically generate a model for analysis) will be an area of innovation that will differentiate vendors in the future.”

“From ClearStory’s inception, we’ve had a maniacal focus on making data accessible to everyone, making it fast and scalable to combine for amplified insights, and keeping consumption of insights dead simple and intuitive for business users,” said Sharmila Mulligan, founder and CEO of ClearStory Data. “Our Spark-based platform innovations to speed data prep and data blending and our focus on enabling insights that make a big impact for the business have been the driving force of everything we invest in at ClearStory. As the analytics market shifts from IT to business needs, our mission remains the same, which is, to make data analysis fast, smart and simple.”

As businesses grapple with larger, more sophisticated and more diverse data, they struggle to reach new insights that are timely and relevant. Preparing and modeling data from diverse data sources into one holistic view that the business can understand and make decisions from has been a monumental challenge and time-consuming task. As a result, traditional approaches result in delays to critical insights and a major loss of key business information that can materially impact a business. When blending complex sources together to reach amplified business insights, it’s an even more daunting task that takes weeks with traditional solutions.

The Gartner MQ 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.”

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*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.

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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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