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MicroStrategy 7i Enterprise Business Intelligence (BI) Suite (EBIS) and BI Platform

Published: 20 September 2002

ID: G0097775

Analyst(s): Alan H. Tiedrich


MicroStrategy 7i is one of a few products that is both an EBIS and a BI platform, so it can be deployed as a query, analysis and reporting tool and can also be used to develop and deploy BI applications.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
  • Analysis
    • Architecture
    • MicroStrategy Intelligence Server
    • Report Caching
    • Intelligence Server and Web Server Clustering
    • Report Scheduling
    • Security
    • Administration via Web
    • MicroStrategy MDX Adapter
    • MicroStrategy SDK and APIs
    • Additional Functionality
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
  • Strengths
    • Architecture, Performance and Scalability
    • Clustering, Load Balancing and Failover
    • Analytical Engine and Functionality
    • Dual Role as EBIS and BI Platform
    • SDK and Open Platform
    • Web and Windows Parity
  • Limitations
    • Support for Multidimensional Data Stores
    • ROLAP Performance
    • Unix Support
    • Heterogeneous Database Access
    • Simplistic Load Balancing
  • Insight

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