Profile: MicroStrategy Inc (MSTR.OQ)
23 Sep 2016
MicroStrategy Incorporated (MicroStrategy), incorporated on November 17, 1989, is a provider of enterprise software platforms. The Company is engaged in providing enterprise analytics, mobile and security platforms. The Company's MicroStrategy 10 consolidates analytics, mobility and security in a single integrated platform, available both as on-premises software and as a hosted service offering in MicroStrategy Secure Cloud. MicroStrategy's enterprise platform combines traditional business intelligence functionality with data discovery, mobile analytics and enterprise security. MicroStrategy 10 consists of MicroStrategy Analytics, MicroStrategy Mobile and Usher.
The MicroStrategy Analytics Platform provides organizations to analyze various amounts of data and distribute actionable business insight throughout an enterprise, while also being able to cater to smaller workgroups and departmental use through MicroStrategy Desktop. MicroStrategy Analytics delivers reports and dashboards, and enables users to conduct ad hoc analysis and share insights anywhere, anytime, through mobile devices or the Web (through MicroStrategy Web). MicroStrategy Analytics is available both as on-premises software and as a hosted service offering in MicroStrategy Secure Cloud. MicroStrategy Desktop is a standalone, on-premise visual data discovery tool designed to enable business users to analyze and understand their data.
MicroStrategy Mobile enables organizations to build custom business applications that deliver analytics combined with transactions, multimedia, mapping and custom workflows to mobile devices. MicroStrategy Mobile is a vehicle for mobilizing an organization's information systems, including its data warehouses, business intelligence, Enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and Web applications that are accessible only on the desktop. With MicroStrategy Mobile, businesses can transform their workforce into a connected mobile workforce using information-driven mobile applications. MicroStrategy Mobile is available both as on-premises software and as a hosted service offering in MicroStrategy Secure Cloud.
Usher, MicroStrategy's security solution, is a mobile security platform designed to dematerialize traditional forms of identity verification (such as passwords, tokens and physical badges) and replace them with a single mobile identity badge that is cryptographically linked to its owner's smartphone and dynamically linked to an enterprise's existing identity repositories. Usher works on standard smartphones running on iOS or the Android platform, and also has an Apple Watch integration. Usher can also be used as a workforce management resource as it is designed to enable managers to gain a new real-time window into the activity of their distributed workforces, while providing interactive features to manage or direct them. With the addition of Usher Professional, administrators can track user activity on a real-time map and communicate with users from the Usher application. Usher is available both as on-premises software and as a hosted service offering in MicroStrategy Secure Cloud.
MicroStrategy Secure Cloud is a platform for organizations that want to harness the power of data through MicroStrategy's enterprise solutions through the cloud. MicroStrategy Secure Cloud delivers MicroStrategy software through the cloud, with pre-configured, ready to go servers, coupled with the required supporting infrastructure with metadata databases, relational databases and big data storage. With MicroStrategy Secure Cloud, customers can launch enterprise analytics environments and use the MicroStrategy 10 offering on a subscription basis.
MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise enables users to query and analyze detailed, transaction-level databases, large Hadoop distributions, data warehouse appliances, departmental databases, cloud data sources and user-owned data in spreadsheets. MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise also includes predictive capabilities that enable organizations to leverage their historical data to project future business outcomes. MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise provides information technology (IT) professionals with an automated mechanism for delivering insightful reports, visualizations and dashboards to employees throughout an organization. In addition, MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise includes a self-service feature, MicroStrategy Visual Insight, which enables business users to upload, prepare and explore enterprise data on their own.
MicroStrategy Server is the architectural foundation of MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise. It provides the core analytical processing and job management for all reporting, analysis and monitoring applications. MicroStrategy Server is a scalable, parallel-processing, self-tuning analytic server. It manages high performance interactions involving terabytes of data accessed by tens of thousands of users using in-memory intelligent cubes, caching, load balancing, resource prioritization and connection pooling. MicroStrategy Server also manages users, system security, data security and user functionality access. A clustering option is available with MicroStrategy Server that manages scalability, and provides fault tolerance with automatic failover. MicroStrategy Web is the primary reporting interface for analysts, offering interactive reporting, dashboarding and analysis through a Web browser. MicroStrategy Web architecture provides a single, consistent interface to all users whether the business intelligence (BI) application is departmental and internal, or an extranet application deployed to users.
The Company's services consists of various services lines, including MicroStrategy technology services, MicroStrategy professional services and MicroStrategy education services. MicroStrategy technology services provide technical product support to customers and partners specific to MicroStrategy software products. Additionally, technology services is responsible for negotiating and maintaining all support contracts with MicroStrategy customers and partners alike, including support services for MicroStrategy secure cloud customers.
MicroStrategy professional services provide customers with access to the group of certified MicroStrategy development resources in the industry. Through MicroStrategy professional services, the Company provides customers with consulting and advisory services, across various industries, such as financial services, healthcare, retail and banking. MicroStrategy Professional Services is an across the world organization with operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific. MicroStrategy education services offer education solutions and skill set development for customers and partners. MicroStrategy education services include a course catalog of approximately 100 courses (instructor-led and on-demand courses). MicroStrategy offers programs to educate individuals through online instructor-led courses, private on-site engagements and self-paced on-demand courses.
The Company competes with IBM, SAP, Microsoft, Oracle, Open Text, Hitachi, Qlik, Tableau Software, TIBCO, Information Builders, the SAS Institute, MeLLmo, GoodData, Birst, EMC, CA, SafeNet, Vasco, Gemalto, Telesign, Authentify, SecurEnvoy, Daon, Entrust and Duo Security.
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