For sixth consecutive year, MicroStrategy customers analyzed largest data volumes

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 20, 2007 -- MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence software, today announced that The OLAP Survey 6, a leading independent survey of the business intelligence (BI) software market, has recognized the large data handling capabilities of MicroStrategy's software. For the sixth consecutive year, MicroStrategy customers reported the largest data volumes, as compared to customers of other business intelligence products, including Business Objects, Cognos Analysis, and Oracle Discoverer.

The OLAP Survey 6, conducted annually by independent analyst Nigel Pendse and, compiled real-world BI experiences of 1,679 organizations and found that MicroStrategy customers accessed the largest data volumes by a significant margin. MicroStrategy customers are accessing a median of 315.5 Gigabytes (GB) in this latest survey. These median data volumes are larger, by more than a factor of 4, than that of customers of SAP BW, the second-place product, and larger, by a factor of 65, than that of customers of Cognos.

               Median Reported Data Input Volumes of Peer Group

    Vendor                                             Input Data Volume (GB)

    MicroStrategy                                              316

    SAP BW                                                      68

    Business Objects                                            12

    Hyperion Essbase                                             9

    Oracle Discoverer                                            8

    Cognos Analysis                                              5

The cube-based OLAP technology employed by most BI providers is optimized for small volumes of data and is not well-suited for high data volume, transaction-level BI applications. In contrast, MicroStrategy's proprietary Relational OLAP (ROLAP) technology allows interactive analysis of terabyte- sized relational databases.

"For the sixth consecutive year, MicroStrategy sites have reported the largest data volumes of all, with a substantial gap between MicroStrategy and the second place product," said Nigel Pendse, author of The OLAP Survey 6. "Despite most vendors claiming to be able to handle large, detailed applications, it is clear that only MicroStrategy's customers are actually implementing such transaction level BI databases. MicroStrategy continues to be the clear leader in the enterprise-scale BI segment."

"We are delighted that, once again, MicroStrategy's customers reported that they analyzed, by far, the largest amounts of data," said Sanju Bansal, MicroStrategy's COO. "MicroStrategy's technology is an excellent choice for enterprise-wide business intelligence deployments, enabling customers to efficiently access large data volumes to improve business performance."

To view a summary of The OLAP Survey 6 results, go to:

SOURCE MicroStrategy Incorporated

CONTACT: Wende Cover of MicroStrategy Incorporated

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