CHELMSFORD, Mass., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH), the leading global provider of information optimization solutions, won Ventana Research's 2013 Technology Innovation Award for IT innovation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121015/NE92833LOGO) The Technology Innovation Awards recognize technology vendors who have introduced innovations in technology to advance business and IT. Datawatch was given the prestigious Overall IT Leader award due to its acquisition and integration of Panopticon, which resulted in the industry's first software in which unstructured data can be directly accessed for self-service or enterprise-wide visual data discovery. "The Technology Innovation Awards showcase what technology vendors have done to advance the computing potential of their applications and technology to drive efficiency and productivity of an organization. We awarded Datawatch the IT Leader Award for their advancement of information and visualization technology. Their acquisition and integration of Panopticon makes it possible to process data at any velocity and provides discovery, business analytics and information optimization," said Mark Smith, chief executive officer and chief research officer at Ventana. The Technology Innovation Awards cover 28 business and technology categories and are open for organizations across business and IT, technology vendors and consulting firms. Winners are selected using stringent criteria and scoring processes based on Ventana Research's benchmark research. Datawatch and other winners will receive their awards at the Ventana Research Business Technology Innovation Summit on November 11 and 12, 2013 at the Swissotel in Chicago, IL. "This honor reinforces our very simple value proposition: you can now access virtually any kind of data from any source, at any scale, in real time to make game-changing discoveries for your business," said Michael A. Morrison, president and chief executive officer of Datawatch. About Ventana Research Ventana Research is the most authoritative and respected benchmark business technology research and advisory services firm. We provide insight and expert guidance on mainstream and disruptive technologies through a unique set of research-based offerings including benchmark research and technology evaluation assessments, education workshops and our research and advisory services, Ventana On-Demand. Our unparalleled understanding of the role of technology in optimizing business processes and performance and our best practices guidance are rooted in our rigorous research-based benchmarking of people, processes, information and technology across business and IT functions in every industry. We deliver education and expertise to our clients to increase the value they derive from technology investments while reducing time, cost and risk. To learn how Ventana Research advances the maturity of organizations' use of information and technology through benchmark research, education and advisory services, visit: www.ventanaresearch.com. ABOUT DATAWATCH CORPORATION Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) is a leader in providing information optimization products and solutions that allow organizations to deliver the greatest data variety possible into their big data and analytic applications. Datawatch provides organizations the ability to integrate structured, unstructured, and semi-structured sources like reports, PDF files, and EDI streams into these applications to provide a 360 degree perspective of the issues and opportunities that exist in their businesses. More than 40,000 organizations worldwide use Datawatch's products and services, including 99 of the Fortune 100, and businesses of every type can benefit from the power and flexibility of Datawatch's industry leading solutions. Datawatch is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts with offices in London, Munich, Singapore, Sydney and Manila, and with partners and customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.datawatch.com.