ClearStory uncloaks with big data visualization vision

20 maart 2012
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Yet another big-data company has come out of stealth mode, and this one, called ClearStory Data, has its sights set on making it easier for companies to mash-up and visualize data sets rather than just focusing on data-munching itself.

The founders of ClearStory Sharmila Mulligan, John Cieslewicz, and Vaibhav Nivargi all worked together at Aster Data Systems, the columnar clustered database maker that was acquired by data warehousing pioneer Teradata for $263m a little more than a year ago. They are all well aware of the big data challenges facing companies in terms of the volume and types of data that they want to chew on and mix up to gain insight into their businesses and customers.

But rather than come up with cleverly named Hadoop distribution or yet another kind of data warehouse, ClearStory is taking on the data integration and visualization jobs with its forthcoming ClearStory Data Service. As the name suggests, it will be cloudy and offered as a service.

ClearStory founders John Cieslewicz,

Sharmila Mulligan, and Vaibhav Nivargi

The idea behind the ClearStory Data Service, CEO Mulligan explained to El Reg, is to create what she calls a “self-driven data exploration tool,” something that knows how to integrate with various public data sets such as DataSift, a partner of Twitter’s that gives data analysts access to the full Tweet feed, Microsoft’s Dallas data service for its Azure public clouds, or various government data repositories and that can also be used to merge information with multiple data sets generated by transaction processing and web-log systems.

The problem that ClearStory will attack first is the integration of these disparate data sources. “These services all expose their own data APIs, but they are not for your average user,” says Mulligan.

Each data set has its own

Bron: The Register Lees het complete artikel hier: http://go.theregister.com/i/cfa/http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/03/19/clearstory_big_data_viz_stealth/

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