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Claire’s, Inc. Selects 1010data to Analyze and Manage Its Data Globally

1010data, Inc., (the “Company”) a market leader in big data discovery and data sharing, today announced that Claire’s, Inc. (“Claire’s”), one of the world’s leading specialty retailers of fashion jewelry and accessories for young women, teens, tweens and girls, has chosen the Company’s cloud-based platform for big data discovery across its global businesses. 1010data allows Claire’s to integrate data from throughout its enterprise and provide a self-service analytical platform for users to derive data-driven insights and receive fast access to business results.

With over 3,000 stores serving more than three million customers in the U.S. and across Europe annually, Claire’s generates vast volumes of data from its point-of-sale, inventory, merchandising, supply chain and other enterprise systems. Claire’s continued growth has increased its need for a more extensive solution with improved data analysis capabilities.

“The amount of data our stores generate expands on a daily basis. In order to compete effectively, it is increasingly important to analyze data at a more granular level. This meant that we needed to invest in a global platform that would allow us to manage big data and easily glean insights,” said Rob Cole, Senior Vice President, Information Technologies at Claire’s. “1010data provides us with a single, flexible platform to store, process and analyze data at its most granular level with minimal need for data aggregations and data marts to support the business.”

1010data allows Claire’s to not only analyze the data in its local businesses, but also share analyses with colleagues at any time from any location. Standardizing Claire’s globally on 1010data’s big data discovery platform, including business intelligence and enterprise data warehousing, has further integrated its teams worldwide while providing the insight Claire’s needs to be in tune with its local customers.

“Retailers are realizing they need to upgrade their legacy architectures to allow business users to perform data discovery against all of their data,” said Sandy Steier, Chief Executive Officer of 1010data. “1010data offers retailers like Claire’s an agile platform that enables ad-hoc analysis on the largest volumes of data, so they can get answers quickly and respond to rapidly changing in-store and competitive landscapes.”

To learn more about retail solutions from 1010data, please visit www.1010data.com.

About 1010data

1010data provides a unique, cloud-based platform for big data discovery and data sharing. It is used by hundreds of the world’s largest retail, manufacturing, telecom, and financial services enterprises because of its proven ability to deliver actionable insight from very large amounts of data more quickly, easily and inexpensively than any other solution. Please visit www.1010data.com for more information.

About Claire’s, Inc.

Claire’s, Inc. is one of the world’s leading specialty retailers of fashionable jewelry and accessories for young women, teens, tweens and girls ages 3 to 35. The Company operates through its two store concepts: Claire’s® and Icing®. As of November 2, 2013, Claire’s, Inc. operated 3,118 stores in 18 countries throughout North America, Europe, and China. The Company also franchised 414 stores in 26 countries primarily located in the Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia and Central and South America. More information regarding Claire’s is available on the Company’s corporate website at www.clairestores.com.

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