MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 18, 2014) - ClearStory Data, the company that's bringing Data Intelligence to everyone, today announced that it has been named the winner of the Ventana Research 2014 Technology Innovation Award for Business Analytics. The award distinguishes pioneers that have developed clear visionary and transformative technology across several categories. ClearStory is recognized for empowering businesses to quickly analyze and explore data to make collaborative data-driven decisions with rich visual insights. Also recognized in the Business Technology Innovation category are groundbreaking innovations from Apple and Oracle.

"The importance of using business analytics to guide and improve outcomes is essential and ClearStory Data has blended the use of data and analytics into an easy-to-use process of discovery and exploration," said Mark Smith, CEO and chief research officer. "Congratulations to ClearStory Data for receiving the Technology Innovation Award for 2014 in business analytics and demonstrating the significant value it provides to its customers today."

ClearStory Data's innovative solution has an easy-to-use, simple user model for all skill sets that provides access to a diverse range of data sources and removes the difficulty of blending multiple data sources by automating data harmonization. Once harmonized, visual Data Stories are interactively analyzed and enable deep exploration line of business users can quickly discover new insights. Notably, ClearStory's innovation is not traditional rigid Business Intelligence but rather co-exists with it, enabling a whole new level of disparate data access, disparate data blending and fast, discovery-based insights. Ventana Research recognizes ClearStory's innovation for today's line of business data needs.

"ClearStory Data is honored to be recognized by Ventana Research as a winner in Business Analytics in the Business Technology Innovation area," said Sharmila Mulligan, CEO and founder of ClearStory Data. "Organizations today are challenged with the diversity of disparate data and the ability to access diverse data, harmonize it without traditional tedious data wrangling, and reach exploratory insights. ClearStory has pioneered a new approach for fast discovery-based analysis over more sources of data, empowering business users to find, combine and utilize insights from data in a way never before possible."

The Ventana Research Technology Innovation Awards recognize pioneering vendors in business and technology categories that have developed visionary and transformative technologies to improve productivity and outcomes. The Technology Innovation Awards cover four categories spanning from Business Technology, Business, Operational and IT.

Ventana Research's Technology Innovation winners will be honored during the awards ceremony on October 21, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, California.

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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.

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