MicroStrategy 7 Demonstrates Outstanding Scalability in IBM Tests

In Additional Tests, MicroStrategy 7 Earns IBM ClusterProven Recognition



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from MicroStrategy Incorporated

    VIENNA, Va., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated
 (Nasdaq:   MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence
 software, today announced that during rigorous IBM testing, the MicroStrategy
 7(TM) business intelligence platform achieved outstanding scalability results.
 In additional tests, MicroStrategy Intelligence Server earned IBM's
 ClusterProven recognition.  All tests were run on off-the-shelf, industry-
 standard Netfinity Servers*.
     MicroStrategy 7 demonstrated a level of user scalability that allows
 companies to analyze and disseminate critical information to extremely large
 numbers of employees and partners.  Conducted at the IBM Solution Partnership
 Center, the scalability tests showed MicroStrategy 7 supported up to 400,000
 total users and 1200 concurrent users, with less than 30 seconds average
 response time per report.
     The tests utilized three clustered Netfinity 5500 M20s 4-Processor servers
 for MicroStrategy Web(TM), one Netfinity 8500R 8-Processor machine for
 MicroStrategy Intelligence Server(TM) and one Netfinity 8500R 8-Processor
 machine for IBM DB2(R)* Universal Database.  They simulated the workload of a
 diverse range of enterprise users simultaneously accessing over 70 tables.
     In additional tests, MicroStrategy Intelligence Server earned
 ClusterProven validation for availability and scalability characteristics
 beyond those achieved on a single server node and for maintaining application
 availability in event of failure.  Run on IBM Netfinity Servers, the tests
 also demonstrated that no other additional adapters or software are required
 on MicroStrategy Intelligence Server for clustering.
     "Scalability and the ability to rapidly distribute information using
 industry-standard servers is crucial to ensuring that companies are armed with
 a strategic competitive advantage in today's business environment," said Dr.
 Joe-Ming Cheng, CISCO CHAI (ASP), IBM Netfinity Application
 Performance/ServerProven Programs.  "MicroStrategy 7 has shown the ability to
 analyze large data volumes and extract information both while scaling on 1, 2,
 4 and 8-way Netfinity processors as well as on clusters of Netfinity servers."
     "IBM's tests show that MicroStrategy 7 can analyze the world's largest
 data warehouses and provide a full range of query, reporting and analysis
 capabilities to millions of users," said Sanju K. Bansal, chief operating
 officer of MicroStrategy Incorporated.  "MicroStrategy 7 can deploy
 incrementally to meet the needs of numerous business intelligence
 applications."
     The MicroStrategy Partner Summit 2001 will be May 8-10 in San Francisco,
 Calif.  For more information, visit www.microstrategy.com/partnersummit.
     Partners and customers interested in MicroStrategy software can go
 directly to MicroStrategy's online store, located at
 http://www.microstrategy.com , to demo, configure, upgrade and order software,
 including MicroStrategy 7.  Store visitors can also purchase technical
 support, education, consulting and documentation online or over the phone in
 an easy-to-try, easy-to-buy format.
 
     About MicroStrategy Incorporated
     MicroStrategy is a leading provider of business intelligence software for
 Global 5000 organizations. Since 1990, the company has specialized in helping
 businesses transform their extensive operational data into actionable
 information. MicroStrategy's business intelligence platform gives
 organizations solutions to all of their query, reporting, and advanced
 analytical needs, and distributes insight to users via Web, wireless, and
 voice.
     MicroStrategy 7(TM), the company's scalable business intelligence
 platform, is built specifically for the Internet era. Its pure-Web
 architecture provides Web reporting, security, and performance, and standards
 that are critical for deployment over the Web. Within intranets, the company's
 products provide employees with information to make better business decisions.
 In extranets, extended enterprises use MicroStrategy 7 to build stronger
 relationships by linking customers and suppliers via the Internet.
     MicroStrategy has approximately 1,100 enterprise-class customers including
 Lowe's, AT&T, First Union Bank and GlaxoSmithKline. MicroStrategy also has
 relationships with over 200 systems integrators, application development, and
 platform partners including IBM, PeopleSoft, Compaq, Informatica, and JD
 Edwards.
     MicroStrategy is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol MSTR. For more
 information on the company, or to purchase or demo MicroStrategy's software,
 please visit MicroStrategy's Web site at http://www.microstrategy.com .
 
     MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy 7, MicroStrategy Web and MicroStrategy
 Intelligence Server 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.
 
     This press release may include statements that may constitute "forward-
 looking statements," including its estimates of future business prospects or
 financial results and statements containing the words "believe," "estimate,"
 "project," "expect" or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements
 inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results of
 MicroStrategy Incorporated (the "Company") to differ materially from the
 forward-looking statements. Factors that could contribute to such differences
 include: the possibility that the securities class action and shareholder
 derivative settlement agreements will not obtain court approval or that the
 other conditions to the settlements will not be satisfied; the Company's
 ability to secure financing for its current operations and long-term plans on
 acceptable terms; the ability of the Company to implement and achieve
 widespread customer acceptance of its MicroStrategy 7 software and
 Strategy.com network on a timely basis; adverse reaction by the Company's
 employees, investors, customers, vendors and lenders to the restatement of the
 Company's financial results or its future prospects; the Company's ability to
 recognize deferred revenue through delivery of products or satisfactory
 performance of services; continued acceptance of the Company's products in the
 marketplace; the timing of significant orders; delays in the Company's ability
 to develop or ship new products; market acceptance of new products;
 competitive factors; general economic conditions; currency fluctuations and
 other risks detailed in the Company's registration statements and periodic
 reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. By making these
 forward-looking statements, the Company undertakes no obligation to update
 these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release.
 
 
     * The IBM eServer brand consists of the established IBM e-business logo
       with the descriptive term "server" following it.
       IBM, ClusterProven, DB2, the e-business logo, Netfinity, ServerProven
       and xSeries are trademarks of IBM Corporation.
       Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are trademarks of the Microsoft
       Corporation.  Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation. All
       others are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
       companies.
 
     * Indicates trademark or registered trademark of International Business
       Machines Corporation. All other trademarks are the properties of their
       respective companies.
 
 

SOURCE MicroStrategy Incorporated
    VIENNA, Va., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated
 (Nasdaq:   MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence
 software, today announced that during rigorous IBM testing, the MicroStrategy
 7(TM) business intelligence platform achieved outstanding scalability results.
 In additional tests, MicroStrategy Intelligence Server earned IBM's
 ClusterProven recognition.  All tests were run on off-the-shelf, industry-
 standard Netfinity Servers*.
     MicroStrategy 7 demonstrated a level of user scalability that allows
 companies to analyze and disseminate critical information to extremely large
 numbers of employees and partners.  Conducted at the IBM Solution Partnership
 Center, the scalability tests showed MicroStrategy 7 supported up to 400,000
 total users and 1200 concurrent users, with less than 30 seconds average
 response time per report.
     The tests utilized three clustered Netfinity 5500 M20s 4-Processor servers
 for MicroStrategy Web(TM), one Netfinity 8500R 8-Processor machine for
 MicroStrategy Intelligence Server(TM) and one Netfinity 8500R 8-Processor
 machine for IBM DB2(R)* Universal Database.  They simulated the workload of a
 diverse range of enterprise users simultaneously accessing over 70 tables.
     In additional tests, MicroStrategy Intelligence Server earned
 ClusterProven validation for availability and scalability characteristics
 beyond those achieved on a single server node and for maintaining application
 availability in event of failure.  Run on IBM Netfinity Servers, the tests
 also demonstrated that no other additional adapters or software are required
 on MicroStrategy Intelligence Server for clustering.
     "Scalability and the ability to rapidly distribute information using
 industry-standard servers is crucial to ensuring that companies are armed with
 a strategic competitive advantage in today's business environment," said Dr.
 Joe-Ming Cheng, CISCO CHAI (ASP), IBM Netfinity Application
 Performance/ServerProven Programs.  "MicroStrategy 7 has shown the ability to
 analyze large data volumes and extract information both while scaling on 1, 2,
 4 and 8-way Netfinity processors as well as on clusters of Netfinity servers."
     "IBM's tests show that MicroStrategy 7 can analyze the world's largest
 data warehouses and provide a full range of query, reporting and analysis
 capabilities to millions of users," said Sanju K. Bansal, chief operating
 officer of MicroStrategy Incorporated.  "MicroStrategy 7 can deploy
 incrementally to meet the needs of numerous business intelligence
 applications."
     The MicroStrategy Partner Summit 2001 will be May 8-10 in San Francisco,
 Calif.  For more information, visit www.microstrategy.com/partnersummit.
     Partners and customers interested in MicroStrategy software can go
 directly to MicroStrategy's online store, located at
 http://www.microstrategy.com , to demo, configure, upgrade and order software,
 including MicroStrategy 7.  Store visitors can also purchase technical
 support, education, consulting and documentation online or over the phone in
 an easy-to-try, easy-to-buy format.
 
     About MicroStrategy Incorporated
     MicroStrategy is a leading provider of business intelligence software for
 Global 5000 organizations. Since 1990, the company has specialized in helping
 businesses transform their extensive operational data into actionable
 information. MicroStrategy's business intelligence platform gives
 organizations solutions to all of their query, reporting, and advanced
 analytical needs, and distributes insight to users via Web, wireless, and
 voice.
     MicroStrategy 7(TM), the company's scalable business intelligence
 platform, is built specifically for the Internet era. Its pure-Web
 architecture provides Web reporting, security, and performance, and standards
 that are critical for deployment over the Web. Within intranets, the company's
 products provide employees with information to make better business decisions.
 In extranets, extended enterprises use MicroStrategy 7 to build stronger
 relationships by linking customers and suppliers via the Internet.
     MicroStrategy has approximately 1,100 enterprise-class customers including
 Lowe's, AT&T, First Union Bank and GlaxoSmithKline. MicroStrategy also has
 relationships with over 200 systems integrators, application development, and
 platform partners including IBM, PeopleSoft, Compaq, Informatica, and JD
 Edwards.
     MicroStrategy is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol MSTR. For more
 information on the company, or to purchase or demo MicroStrategy's software,
 please visit MicroStrategy's Web site at http://www.microstrategy.com .
 
     MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy 7, MicroStrategy Web and MicroStrategy
 Intelligence Server 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.
 
     This press release may include statements that may constitute "forward-
 looking statements," including its estimates of future business prospects or
 financial results and statements containing the words "believe," "estimate,"
 "project," "expect" or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements
 inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results of
 MicroStrategy Incorporated (the "Company") to differ materially from the
 forward-looking statements. Factors that could contribute to such differences
 include: the possibility that the securities class action and shareholder
 derivative settlement agreements will not obtain court approval or that the
 other conditions to the settlements will not be satisfied; the Company's
 ability to secure financing for its current operations and long-term plans on
 acceptable terms; the ability of the Company to implement and achieve
 widespread customer acceptance of its MicroStrategy 7 software and
 Strategy.com network on a timely basis; adverse reaction by the Company's
 employees, investors, customers, vendors and lenders to the restatement of the
 Company's financial results or its future prospects; the Company's ability to
 recognize deferred revenue through delivery of products or satisfactory
 performance of services; continued acceptance of the Company's products in the
 marketplace; the timing of significant orders; delays in the Company's ability
 to develop or ship new products; market acceptance of new products;
 competitive factors; general economic conditions; currency fluctuations and
 other risks detailed in the Company's registration statements and periodic
 reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. By making these
 forward-looking statements, the Company undertakes no obligation to update
 these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release.
 
 
     * The IBM eServer brand consists of the established IBM e-business logo
       with the descriptive term "server" following it.
       IBM, ClusterProven, DB2, the e-business logo, Netfinity, ServerProven
       and xSeries are trademarks of IBM Corporation.
       Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are trademarks of the Microsoft
       Corporation.  Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation. All
       others are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
       companies.
 
     * Indicates trademark or registered trademark of International Business
       Machines Corporation. All other trademarks are the properties of their
       respective companies.
 
 SOURCE  MicroStrategy Incorporated