Vertica Announces MicroStrategy 9 BI Platform is Certified Vertica-Ready

Apparel manufacturer Guess?, Inc. to present its Vertica-based solution at MicroStrategy World 2010 Conference

Jan 25, 2010, 15:21 ET from Vertica Systems

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Vertica today announced that MicroStrategy's latest business intelligence software -- MicroStrategy 9™ -- is now certified to work with the Vertica® Analytic Database 3.5. FlexStore™ and other optimizations in Vertica 3.5 improve query performance and result in faster report execution in MicroStrategy 9 when compared to previous versions of the Vertica Analytic Database. The announcement was made in conjunction with MicroStrategy's annual user conference in Las Vegas.

Vertica offers customers an analytics platform for running queries and extracting insight from terabytes of business data at blazingly fast speeds. The Vertica Analytic Database has a columnar, MPP architecture and pioneering data compression to reduce storage requirements by as much as 90 percent, dramatically cutting hardware overhead and energy consumption so that MicroStrategy 9 users can analyze larger amounts of data, faster and at a fraction of the cost.

Vertica and Guess?, Inc. will present a case study at MicroStrategy World 2010 to showcase how the apparel manufacturer is implementing Vertica and MicroStrategy to analyze huge volumes of point-of-sale (POS), manufacturing, inventory, customer and store performance data in its global data centers.

"MicroStrategy's BI software powered by Vertica enables companies like Guess? to make fast, real-time business decisions," said MicroStrategy's COO Sanju Bansal. "Vertica is a valued technology partner and we appreciate Vertica continuing its MicroStrategy certification support with our latest software version."

"The combination of Vertica and MicroStrategy makes customers' applications run dramatically faster," said Ralph Breslauer, Vertica's CEO. "In customer tests, running the MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform on the Vertica Analytic Database enabled the customer to significantly increase the number of concurrent BI users running queries over their traditional RDBMS."

About MicroStrategy

Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a global leader in business intelligence (BI) technology. MicroStrategy provides integrated reporting, analysis, and monitoring software that helps leading organizations worldwide make better business decisions every day. Companies choose MicroStrategy for its advanced technical capabilities, sophisticated analytics, and superior data and user scalability. More information about MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is available at www.microstrategy.com.

About Vertica

Vertica Systems is the market innovator for high-performance analytic database management systems that run on industry-standard hardware. Co-founded by database pioneer Dr. Michael Stonebraker, Vertica has developed column-oriented analytic database technology with an MPP architecture that lets companies of any size store and query very large databases orders of magnitude faster and more affordably than other solutions. The Vertica Analytic Database is available as software only, as a hardware based appliance, as a virtual appliance on VMware or online as a cloud computing solution. The technology's unmatched speed, scalability, flexibility and ease of use helps Vertica's 100+ customers including JP Morgan Chase, Verizon, Mozilla, Comcast, Level(3) Communications and Vonage capitalize on business opportunities in real time. Vertica is headquartered in Billerica, Mass. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.vertica.com.

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