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MicroStrategy Rated Enterprise BI Platform Leader in Latest Report Published by Nucleus Research

MicroStrategy Cited for "Ease of Deployment, Robust Analytics Features, Mobile App Development Environment, and Ability to Scale"

TYSONS CORNER, Va., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, today announced that Nucleus Research has rated MicroStrategy as a leader in the H2 Technology Value Matrix for Business Intelligence (BI) report. 

MicroStrategy received top scores for visual data discovery, self-service BI and support for cloud-based deployments. Nucleus also highlighted MicroStrategy's integrated architecture and ability – through its new free Desktop Analytics and Desktop products -- to provide high value access to big data.

According to the report, "MicroStrategy's comprehensive end to end BI solution has a fully integrated data discovery offering, Visual Insight.  MicroStrategy Visual Insight is designed for performing data analysis in a fast and intuitive way by utilizing capabilities like drag-and-drop manipulations, drop zones (size-by and color-by) for multidimensional analysis, highly graphical displays, intuitive filtering controls, and built-in best practices for visual exploration, and allows users to bring in data from spreadsheets, databases or Hadoop."

"Recent upgrades to MicroStrategy Cloud-based deployments, with the full functionality of the BI platform, and reduced IT costs have placed MicroStrategy strongly in the Leader quadrant," said Nina Sandy, Principal Analyst at Nucleus Research.  "Organizations choose MicroStrategy for its ease of deployment, robust analytics features, mobile app development environment, and ability to scale as data needs grow." 

"The MicroStrategy Analytics Platform offers the best of both worlds, combining the productivity of self-service visual data discovery with the security, scalability and governance features of large-scale production business intelligence," said Paul Zolfaghari, President, MicroStrategy Incorporated.  "By bridging the gap between fast, beautiful, interactive visual analytics with powerful BI, leading analysts such as Nucleus Research like what they see."

Nucleus Research added, "MicroStrategy offers a Mobile App Development Platform for creating purpose-built, workflow-driven mobile apps that provide improved performance, scalability, and security of the Mobile Apps, and deliver an intuitive user experience.  In October, MicroStrategy announced the MicroStrategy Analytics Desktop, a quick and easy to use self-service tool.  This free, standalone product provides users with the ability to connect to databases, create visualizations, and build dashboards. This solution provides organizations the chance to introduce data visualization and analytic capabilities to new users, without the monetary investment of other solutions."

To view a copy of the Nucleus Research 2013 H2 Technology Value Matrix for Business Intelligence (BI), visit: www.microstrategy.com/Strategy/media/downloads/about-us/microstrategy-nucleus-2013.pdf

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 Identity Platform, MicroStrategy Loyalty Platform, MicroStrategy Usher and MicroStrategy Cloud 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.

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MicroStrategy Incorporated
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