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ClearStory: AI-Powered Analytics that Helps Business Users Find Insights in Complex Data

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

Three developing trends are reshaping the nature of analytics. First, enterprises are collecting and using more data than ever before, resulting in increased data complexity. Second, organizations now need to find insights in and take action from that data to remain competitive and create value opportunities. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, everything is now moving too fast for business users to wait for IT to give them access to the data they need to find insights and take action.

ClearStory provides what it calls a continuous intelligence platform that it claims will help business users solve all three of these challenges. The company’s platform uses machine learning and other forms of AI to intelligently ingest, analyze, and profile data sets. It then maps relationships between the data sets, what it calls harmonizing the data, to enable non-technical users to make sense of the increasingly complex data landscape in their search for insights.

Finally, the platform enables business users to create what it calls storyboards to mash-up, visualize, and analyze data from a business perspective, regardless of the data source. While organizations can deploy the solution on-premises, in a private or public cloud, or on the company’s cloud-based platform, the business users interact with it using what the company calls a business simple browser-based experience. The company’s overarching goal is to help business users bring together the data they need, when they need it, so that they can get answers and make the decisions that will make a difference for their organization.

Copyright © Intellyx LLC. Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. To be considered for a Brain Candy article, email us at [email protected].

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.

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