MicroStrategy announces new high performance business intelligence course

Students Gain Hands-on Experience to Maximize BI Performance

TYSONS CORNER, Va., May 10, 2011 -- MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced a new, two-day course, "Deploying MicroStrategy High Performance BI." The latest addition to MicroStrategy's comprehensive education curriculum, this course presents best practices for implementing MicroStrategy applications to achieve a high performance BI environment.

In the course, students will learn how to deploy a high performance MicroStrategy platform by optimizing five key areas of a BI system: in-memory caching and cubes, data transfer, system configuration, client rendering, and data source access. Students will also learn the basics of performance testing methodology and how to choose the right types of tests for specific performance requirements. In addition, the course includes a hands-on workshop that focuses on improving dashboard performance.

MicroStrategy customer Tim Best, BI Architect at Roins Financial Services Limited, attended the course and commented, "This is an excellent course that provided many of the best practices and recommendations that we often wondered about. This course is a must for all developers, architects, and administrators."

MicroStrategy's instructor-led training and certification programs address the full lifecycle of business intelligence development, implementation, and use. Thousands of people participate in MicroStrategy's educational programs every year to increase their productivity, improve the depth of their analyses, and use technology to address business challenges. "Organizations are facing the challenge of delivering more and more data to larger user populations with faster response times," said Sanju Bansal, MicroStrategy Chief Operating Officer. "MicroStrategy's new High Performance course will give students the expertise they need to improve the speed and quality of their BI applications for top performance." For more details on MicroStrategy's High Performance course, visit

MicroStrategy's High Performance Initiative: In 2010, MicroStrategy announced the launch of its High Performance Initiative, which includes a dedicated team of performance engineers and a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art research laboratory equipped with the latest database hardware, software, and performance testing tools. MicroStrategy's engineering team runs hundreds of performance tests each week to benchmark software performance, further improve scale and performance, and uncover configuration options and design techniques to deliver higher performance for customers.

For nine consecutive years, MicroStrategy customers have analyzed the largest data volumes as compared to customers of all other BI products, according to The BI Survey, the largest independent survey of the BI market. In the latest BI Survey, 37% of MicroStrategy customers analyze over 1 terabyte vs. an average of 9.7% of BI customers in general. MicroStrategy's customers have some of the largest and most sophisticated BI deployments in the industry.

About MicroStrategy

Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a global leader in business intelligence (BI) technology. MicroStrategy software enables leading organizations worldwide to analyze the vast amounts of data stored across their enterprises to make better business decisions. The MicroStrategy platform delivers actionable information to business users via the web and mobile devices, including the iPad, iPhone, and BlackBerry. Companies choose MicroStrategy for its ease-of-use, sophisticated analytics, and superior data and user scalability. MicroStrategy offers free reporting software that can be downloaded from its website. To learn more about MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR), visit and follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter (

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