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MicroStrategy's Version 10 Blends Agile Data Discovery With Governed BI and Analytics

Published: 11 December 2015

ID: G00290472

Analyst(s): Rita Sallam , Josh Parenteau, Cindi Howson


MicroStrategy version 10 combines self-service data preparation, visual data discovery and big data exploration with enterprise business intelligence, bringing the vision for a single-vendor solution within reach of BI and analytics leaders.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • MicroStrategy 10 combines data discovery and enterprise BI in a single platform, allowing BI and analytics leaders to invest in a single vendor that provides both systems-of-record reporting and agile, self-service BI capabilities — with integration between the two
  • MicroStrategy's in-memory engine has been rearchitected and enhanced to bring greater scale and flexibility to large deployments, while ensuring fast performance for dashboard users and interactive exploration
  • New native Hadoop connectivity supports visual data discovery directly on big data sources, allowing business analysts and citizen data scientists to analyze both structured and semistructured content with a single tool
  • An enhanced product, reorganized sales force and greater company focus on core BI should improve the overall customer experience, but customers may not experience improvements immediately — with results materializing throughout 2016

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