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Datawatch Makes Everyone a Big Data Expert

Datawatch_logoDatawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) announced the general availability of Datawatch Monarch version 13, the latest release of its flagship data preparation solution. The new product release significantly extends the range of data sources and provides a simple point-and-click interface built on top of the world’s most powerful data preparation engine. Now all users from novice business users to data scientists can effortlessly unlock and use all of the data needed to make better, more timely business decisions with self-service data preparation capabilities.

The unique capabilities delivered with the Datawatch Monarch v13 include:

  • Access to any data – Unlock data from the widest range of data sources including multi-structured documents such as PDFs, text and spool files, as well as all major relational databases, Salesforce.com, web pages, CSV and more.
  • Point-and-click ease – Over 80 prebuilt data manipulation functions at your fingertips so mere mortals can instantly become experts at analyzing Big Data.
  • Use existing reports – You don’t need IT to access data in enterprise systems – you can now use existing reports in formats like .PDF or .TXT and automatically bring this data directly into your analysis.  You can also unlock data in customer invoices, purchase orders, third party research and any document you need.  There is no rekeying or scripting, Datawatch automatically inspects the document and extracts all the relevant data into a tabular, spreadsheet-like display.
  • Drag-and-drop web pages – Use content from a web page as a data source, so now you can add important data like competitive pricing or market research that is only available via the web.
  • Stop Excel chaos – Excel was not designed for data preparation and is often the biggest source of unintentional errors when used to consolidate and manipulate data.  You can now easily combine multiple spreadsheets, prepare the data, and export back to a fully formatted spreadsheet that everyone loves.
  • Export to your favorite tool – Your prepared data can be saved in a variety of native BI formats so you can immediately visualize your results not just in Datawatch Designer, but in other popular BI and advanced analytics tools such as Tableau, Qlik, IBM Watson Analytics, Tibco Spotfire, SAS, SAP Lumira, Dell Statistica, Excel and many others.
  • Greater trust – Every step you take in preparing your data is recorded in an easy to understandable format.  This transparency instills greater confidence and trust when shared with others or for audit purposes.   These recorded steps are also used as a load plan to fully automate a process when you need to do it again.
  • Promote reuse – Your data preparation routines can be shared with others so you can stop all the redundant work.
  • Enterprise-ready – Monarch is part of the Datawatch Managed Analytics Platform that delivers an enterprise-wide solution for data preparation and visual data discovery.   Datawatch is the only solution that can bridge the gap between the ease-of-use and agility that business users demand together with the scalability, automation and governance needed by IT.

According to Gartner, “New self-service data preparation capabilities provide users with greater agility to respond to new data sources and new business requirements, challenging business intelligence (BI) leaders who adhere to more centralized data modeling approaches.  Failure of BI leaders to embrace self-service data preparation will leave slower-to-respond companies at a competitive disadvantage through an inability to fully exploit relevant data sources.” 1

We have a unique perspective on this challenge as over 40,000 customers have relied on Datawatch Monarch to handle the most complex data preparation tasks over the course of the past two decades,”   said Michael A. Morrison, president and chief executive officer of Datawatch.  “The disruptive growth of self-service analytics has been driven by the need for greater agility but this promise has not been fully realized as the vast majority of effort is now spent on data preparation, not analysis.  The challenge is only becoming more acute as the fastest growing sources of data are not in neatly structured databases but in an ever growing set of diverse formats.  Datawatch is uniquely positioned to finally democratize data access for everyone.”

To learn more about self-service data preparation and to see a short demo of the new Datawatch Monarch, visit: www.datawatch.com/dataprepresources. Datawatch Monarch is available today in three different packages including a free Personal Edition, Classic Edition ($895 per user per year) and Complete Edition ($1,595 per user per year).    For more information, visit www.datawatch.com/monarch13.

1 Gartner, Embrace Self-Service Preparation Tools for Agility, but Govern to Avoid Data Chaos, Cindi Howson, March 17, 2015.

 

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