ClearStory’s next-gen analytics platform is finally available; here’s a visual tour

Gigaom

ClearStory Data has been teasing prospective users since it launched in March 2012, promising a next-generation analytics experience designed with business users in mind. The company has let out a few details since then — that it’s a cloud service, that it runs on Apache Spark to ensure low latency, and that it specializes in surfacing and “harmonizing” different datasets — but few people have actually got to see the product in action. On Monday, however, ClearStory finally took off the wraps and opened its service to the public.

I’m going to spare most of the details, because some of them you’ve heard before and others — like the company’s focus on business users versus skilled data analysts — are par for the course in the business intelligence world right now. Instead, here’s a collection of screenshots that help illustrate the ClearStory experience.

The user homepage, including all available “stories.”…

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