2014

MicroStrategy Analytics and Mobile Now Available on AWS Marketplace Powerful Business Intelligence, Web and Mobile Applications Available for as Low as $1/hour

TYSONS CORNER, Va., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, today announced the availability of the MicroStrategy Analytics Platform™ and MicroStrategy Mobile™ platform for Amazon Web Services (AWS) on AWS Marketplace. MicroStrategy for AWS delivers enterprise-grade web and mobile business intelligence (BI) in the cloud on a subscription basis, beginning for as little as $1/hour. (AWS infrastructure charges apply.) 

MicroStrategy's new solutions for AWS will provide a cost effective way for organizations to use industry leading analytics and mobile software to make better business decisions.  With AWS' global presence, MicroStrategy will also be able to expand its cloud footprint to reach more customers worldwide.    

"MicroStrategy's products on AWS Marketplace will enable more companies across the globe to easily deploy a comprehensive analytics platform and the number one mobile BI solution in the market," said Paul Zolfaghari, President, MicroStrategy Incorporated. "AWS Marketplace, together with cost-effective, subscription-based pricing, decreases the time and the cost for organizations who want to use our analytics software technology.  AWS has a proven track record of supporting large and small companies, at any scale."

"We are excited to have MicroStrategy's enterprise software platforms available via subscription on the AWS Marketplace," said Terry Hanold, Vice President, Cloud Commerce, Amazon Web Services, Inc. "More and more customers are generating and storing ever-increasing volumes of data, and solutions from MicroStrategy help customers create meaningful insights as part of their Big Data initiatives."

MicroStrategy on AWS Delivers Power and Flexibility

The availability on AWS Marketplace follows MicroStrategy's announcement at MicroStrategy World 2014 in Las Vegas regarding its AnyCloud initiative: making its software ubiquitous via the cloud and thus enabling customers anywhere in the world to access and leverage the power of MicroStrategy.

Customers looking for data centers in closer proximity to their primary data center or headquarters now have multiple options to choose from.  MicroStrategy will leverage AWS' infrastructure, innovation and automation to support more cloud customers.

MicroStrategy delivers 25, 50, or 100-user bundles in combination with four Amazon EC2 instance types to create twelve options ranging from a low cost, entry-level package up to a high-performance, high-memory, hyper-concurrent option for the most demanding enterprise applications.  Larger instances provide additional computing power and memory that support MicroStrategy's proprietary in-memory analytics. In-memory analytics improves performance by facilitating faster response times.

MicroStrategy enabled support for Amazon Redshift, AWS' fast, fully-managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service, when it was first announced in November 2012. In addition, MicroStrategy works on other AWS data services, including Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and Amazon Elastic MapReduce. This versatility allows existing AWS customers to easily use MicroStrategy products and services.

Using a cloud deployment option provides organizations with the ability to deliver applications much more quickly compared to an on-premises implementation.  On AWS Marketplace, customers can get started with a complete version of MicroStrategy within less than 15 minutes. Using AWS' on-demand capabilities, organizations can also significantly reduce implementation risk by paying only for what they use, avoiding speculation on forecasted usage and adoption patterns.

The new AWS Marketplace offerings are part of MicroStrategy's comprehensive cloud strategy and are complementary to the existing MicroStrategy Cloud™ platform-as-a-service. 

About MicroStrategy Incorporated

Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms.  The Company's mission is to provide the most flexible, powerful, scalable and user-friendly platforms for analytics, mobile, identity and loyalty, offered either on premises or in the cloud.

The MicroStrategy Analytics Platform™ enables leading organizations to analyze vast amounts of data and distribute actionable business insight throughout the enterprise.  Our analytics platform delivers reports and dashboards, and enables users to conduct ad hoc analysis and share their insights anywhere, anytime.  MicroStrategy Mobile™ lets organizations rapidly build information-rich applications that combine multimedia, transactions, analytics, and custom workflows.  The MicroStrategy Identity Platform™ (branded as MicroStrategy Usher™) provides organizations the ability to develop a secure mobile app for identity and credentials. The MicroStrategy Loyalty Platform™ (branded as MicroStrategy Alert) is a next-generation, mobile customer loyalty and engagement solution.  To learn more about MicroStrategy, visit www.microstrategy.com and follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/microstrategy) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/microstrategy).

MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy Analytics Platform, MicroStrategy Mobile, MicroStrategy Cloud, MicroStrategy Identity Platform, MicroStrategy Loyalty Platform, and MicroStrategy Usher are either trademarks or registered trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated in the United States and certain other countries.  Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Amazon.com Forward-Looking Statements

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Contact:

Warren Getler
MicroStrategy Incorporated
703-744-6258  
wgetler@microstrategy.com

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