SOURCE: Discern Investment Analytics

Discern Investment Analytics

May 25, 2016 08:00 ET

DISCERN Gives Energy Investors and Operators a Sustainable Information Advantage During a Volatile Market

Unique Insights-as-a-Service Optimizes Financial Decisions Through Persistent Data Synthesis, Personalized Signals and Visual Analytics

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - May 25, 2016) - DISCERN, the leader in Insights-as-a-Service for investment professionals and corporate executives, today announced DISCERN Energy Data-as-a-Service for its Insights-as-a-Service platform, designed to optimize oil and gas investment decision-making. DISCERN subscribers are able to analyze ~100x the volume of well and operating data and 10x the number of companies -- resulting in more insights and accelerated "awareness to informed decision" time.

Oil and gas investors and operators can subscribe to DISCERN's Energy Data-as-a-Service to optimize decision-making on more than 200,000 of the most recent U.S. oil and gas wells, in dozens of key formations and basins, drilled by hundreds of public and private companies. DISCERN identifies potential investment insights buried in the growing volume and variety of rapidly changing information from both financial and non-financial sources -- based on a user's personalized signal engine.

"The challenge for today's financial decision-makers is to quickly gain insights from a pool of data that is growing exponentially," said Harry Blount, CEO and Chief Avatar at DISCERN. "While the amount of data skyrockets, decision-makers have limited resources to gather, visualize and analyze the information. Through leveraging emerging technologies such as machine-learning, semantic data modeling, persistent data synthesis and cognitive visualization, we empower investors and operators to rapidly identify anomalies and potential investment opportunities buried within mountains of data."

DISCERN Energy Data-as-a-Service continually aggregates, unifies and synthesizes a growing ecosystem of public and commercial data sources, enabling users to spend more of their time on value-added activities. DISCERN's energy data encompasses more than two dozen sources that produce information about well tests; oil, gas and water production; permits; lease acreage; and well engineering, which is combined with financial data from CapIQ and chemical disclosure data from FracFocus. All the data is unified and mapped to companies, products, assets and marketplaces using machine-learning and human domain expert synthesis.

"As oil price volatility continues, it's more important than ever for investors and operators to be able to detect inflection points for companies, basins and formations ahead of the general market," said Gil Yang, Energy Avatar at DISCERN. "This requires a next generation technology solution that efficiently captures and visualizes supply, demand, transaction and valuation data -- empowering investors with a sustainable information advantage."

When DISCERN Energy Data-as-a-Service is used with the DISCERN Insights-as-a-Service Platform, it is the only solution that enables active and passive insight discovery and visual analytics empowering users to detect outliers amongst assets, formations, basins and companies.

DISCERN Insights-as-a-Service Platform

The DISCERN Insights-as-a-Service Platform is a cloud-based subscription service that leverages machine-learning, semantic data modeling, persistent data synthesis and cognitive visualization. The platform includes the following product features optimized to fit into various subscribers' desired workflows.

Signals-as-a-Service® -- Subscribers are notified of personalized actionable energy events such as well production anomalies, unusual well test results and company valuation outliers as they are identified. These signals can be used to automate subscribers' buy-sell screening process. Notifications are powered by DISCERN's proprietary signal processing engine and leverage machine-learning, pattern detection and natural language processing.

Visual Analytics -- DISCERN accelerates users' ability to visually process and analyze disparate data for emerging investment opportunities through its energy-specific analytic tools, which empowers users to quickly assess asset quality, identify changes in trends and enhance modeling future outcomes. Subscribers can select time-based views, rank views, entity views, charts, images, maps and other visuals.

Scheduled, On-Demand and Personalized Reports -- Users can create personalized reports using professional templates and automate report processes based on pre-selected images from the Image Gallery. Standard reports can be delivered on a subscriber-selected, pre-determined schedule or on-demand.

Energy Avatars -- Subscribers have access to subject-matter experts who publish platform insights and continually enrich data, signals and insights for subscribers based on their feedback.


The DISCERN Energy Data-as-a-Service is immediately available as Energy Essentials or Energy Exponential option to the DISCERN Insights-as-a-Service Platform, a cloud-based subscription service that can be set up in minutes and is instantly configurable and accessible through any browser-enabled device. For a demo and more information, please visit


DISCERN, the leader in Insights-as-a-Service for investment professionals and corporate executives, delivers personalized insights through data, signals and visuals. Financial decision-makers gain a sustainable information advantage through DISCERN's next-generation platform, which leverages cognitive analytics to produce more insights and accelerates the time from 'awareness to informed decision.' DISCERN's unique Signals-as-a-Service® delivers personalized signals to subscribers about investment-related anomalies and events. The DISCERN Insights-as-a-Service Platform is the only solution that enables both active and passive financial insight discovery. Seven of the 10 largest fund managers in the United States are DISCERN customers. Founded in 2009, the company is privately held and funded by Artiman Ventures and individual investors. DISCERN operates its headquarters in the Silicon Valley with an office in New York.

Signals-as-a-Service® is a registered trademark owned by DISCERN. All other trademarks and registered trademarks in this document are the properties of their respective owners.

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