MicroStrategy Unveils Support for Java-Based Programming and Unix Platforms

MicroStrategy SDK 7.1 Designed to Enable Companies Including IBM, J.D. Edwards and TechTrader to Embed MicroStrategy Business Intelligence into Any Web, Windows or Wireless Application

VIENNA, Va., February 12, 2001 – MicroStrategy® Incorporated (NASDAQ: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence software, today announced the general availability of MicroStrategy SDK™ (Software Development Kit) 7.1, MicroStrategy’s comprehensive development environment for the MicroStrategy 7™ web reporting and business intelligence platform. MicroStrategy SDK exposes a completely open, XML-based architecture that makes it simple for developers and systems integrators to customize or seamlessly integrate and extend MicroStrategy’s technical capabilities into existing Web, Windows® or wireless solutions, enabling rapid deployment of custom applications.

MicroStrategy SDK features a Java™-based Web API that developers can use to build custom applications on multiple platforms, including IBM® AIX®, Sun Solaris™ and Microsoft® Windows NT®, and web application servers such as IBM WebSphere®, iPlanet™, and Apache Tomcat. MicroStrategy added Java and Unix capabilities to support a wider variety of applications and make it easier for systems integrators and value added resellers to quickly develop and integrate MicroStrategy’s business intelligence platform into their offerings. For example, a single developer at Washington, D.C.-based TechTrader, an e-marketplace technology provider, was able to leverage MicroStrategy SDK's Java API to help build its market solution in less than three months.

“We are very pleased with the capabilities MicroStrategy SDK provides,” said Greg Campbell, Chief Technology Officer at TechTrader. “The Java Web API and open source code available in MicroStrategy SDK increased our speed to market by making it easy for us to build and integrate a sophisticated e-marketplace application component into our solution. The MicroStrategy SDK has helped TechTrader to become a leader in e-marketplace business intelligence.”

“The introduction of Java and Unix support in MicroStrategy SDK is designed to open the door to an entirely untapped market for MicroStrategy,” said Sanju K. Bansal, chief operating officer of MicroStrategy Incorporated. “By injecting business intelligence into a wide array of applications on any major operating system, organizations will be able to rapidly deploy solutions to provide value-added services to their constituencies. This could provide a tremendous benefit to our current and future customers.”

“With MicroStrategy's new developers' kit, we are equipped with the tools necessary to quickly and easily build applications that allow our customers to measure and analyze their business environment,” said Michael Madden, group vice president and chief technology officer at J.D. Edwards. “MicroStrategy SDK has tremendously improved our opportunity to demonstrate business value and ROI by enabling quick and easy integration of features and functionality from both J.D. Edwards and MicroStrategy.”

MicroStrategy SDK provides access to the entire spectrum of MicroStrategy 7 functionality through a set of full-featured, open APIs – MicroStrategy Intelligence Server™ API, MicroStrategy Narrowcast Server™ API and MicroStrategy SDK’s Java Web API. Based on MicroStrategy 7, MicroStrategy SDK’s open and flexible architecture provides the ideal environment for custom development and integration of out-of-the-box and existing applications, including retail, finance, CRM and ERP analytics.

MicroStrategy SDK also includes multiple tools to facilitate development and decrease time to market. The application development environment is made simple with higher level API helper objects that require less code creation and easy code maintenance. A comprehensive workbench application written in both Active Server Pages and JavaServer Pages demonstrates the complete range of functionality available in the APIs. The workbench reveals rich XML structures that enable an application developer to understand the function call workflow of the APIs.

In addition, open source code sample applications demonstrate features and workflow of the API, while production-ready utilities can be plugged in to complete application functionality. These sample applications consist of ad-hoc report analysis examples and a Web-based report wizard. The utilities comprise such plug-ins as an event-based scheduler and Web administration modules, as well as developer tools such as the Web SDK Workbench that shows the XML generated when a particular function is called.

Finally, the APIs and open source code are fully documented for in-depth explanations of function calls, feature workflow, and quick function call references. This allows an application developer to quickly learn and begin development of powerful applications based on the MicroStrategy 7 platform.

Easy To Buy

MicroStrategy SDK is generally available and is priced at $4995 per developer license, plus API-specific charges. Anyone interested in MicroStrategy’s software can go to MicroStrategy’s online store, located at www.microstrategy.com, to demo, configure, upgrade and order software directly. Store visitors can purchase MicroStrategy software, technical support, education, consulting, and documentation online or over the phone in an easy-to-try, easy-to-buy format. An evaluation edition of MicroStrategy SDK is available online for free trial or limited use purchase. It can also be bought through authorized resellers around the world.

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