MicroStrategy teams with Sybase to enhance scorecards and dashboards with streamlined access to multiple data sources

Sybase's Avaki Enterprise Information Integration Software Now Certified on MicroStrategy

MCLEAN, Va., June 14, 2006 -- MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence software, today announced that it is enhancing its scorecard and dashboard capabilities with the certification of Sybase(R) Avaki(R) Enterprise Information Integration (EII) software on the MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform(TM). Avaki EII is a product of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure and mobile software.

With the certification of Sybase Avaki EII, MicroStrategy 8 extends its heterogeneous database access capability to include Web services data sources and file-based data stores, and also allows MicroStrategy customers to combine even greater volumes of heterogeneous data with a greater array of join options. Sybase Avaki streamlines integration of data from many distributed sources while providing standardized access to many combined data views through a single data layer.

MicroStrategy 8 delivers actionable and analytically-based insights to help companies make more strategic decisions and improve business operations. Monitoring business performance using MicroStrategy's "at-a-glance" scorecards and dashboards allows companies to obtain timely insight into critical business metrics. MicroStrategy 8 ships with out-of-the-box features that can combine data from multiple relational databases and OLAP databases into a single report, scorecard, or dashboard.

"We are pleased that Sybase Avaki EII has been certified on MicroStrategy 8. With the increased demand for accessing third party data via Web services and file-based data, this certification will allow MicroStrategy users to effectively deliver critical decision support and monitor business performance," said Kathleen Schaub, vice president of product management, Information Technology Solutions Group, Sybase. "Sybase Avaki enables users to access and integrate data from diverse data sources within and outside the enterprise."

"MicroStrategy is delighted to add Sybase Avaki to our portfolio of high quality technology partners," said Tom Villani, vice president of Global Alliances for MicroStrategy. "We are committed to helping customers leverage their increasingly complex data environments to maximize the value of their BI investment. By collaborating with Sybase, our customers can more efficiently manage their data and rapidly gain insights into business performance through useful scorecards and dashboards."

About Sybase, Inc.

Sybase is the largest global enterprise software company exclusively focused on managing information from the data center to the point of action. Sybase provides open, cross-platform solutions that securely deliver information anytime, anywhere, enabling customers to create an information edge. The world's most critical data in commerce, communications, finance, government and healthcare runs on Sybase. For more information, visit the Sybase Web site:

Sybase and Avaki are registered trademarks of Sybase, Inc.

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

MicroStrategy and MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform 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.

CONTACT: Wende Cover of MicroStrategy Incorporated, +1-703-770-1646,; or Joan Fronske of Sybase, Inc., +1-925-236-4893,

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