MicroStrategy a "Leader" in the Magic Quadrant report for Business Intelligence and Analytics platforms

MicroStrategy Placed as a Leader for the Eighth Year in a Row

TYSONS CORNER, Va., March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Leaders" quadrant in the 2015 "Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms" report.(1) This is the eighth year in a row that MicroStrategy has appeared in the Leaders quadrant. Gartner defines a business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform as a software platform that delivers 13 capabilities across three categories: enable, produce, and consume. A full copy of the Gartner report is available at:

According to Gartner, "It is very likely that 2015 will be a critical year in which democratizing access to analytics will continue to dominate market requirements and stress the need for governance. Next-generation data discovery capabilities that leverage advanced analytics, but hide its complexity to simplify business user data preparation and automate pattern exploration, are likely to be more important enablers."

According to Paul Zolfaghari, President of MicroStrategy Incorporated: "MicroStrategy is an ideal, "one-stop" choice for organizations to build customized, sophisticated, scalable applications that create efficiencies and drive profitability, and that can also be deployed to their vendors, employees, and customers with personalization and security. We believe being named a Leader for the eighth year in a row proves we consistently deliver compelling world-class analytics and mobile capabilities that provide business value to thousands of organizations worldwide. The recognition that MicroStrategy continues to receive strengthens our resolve to lead the market through innovation, expand our arsenal of analytics capabilities, and deliver a best-in-class enterprise-ready analytics, mobility and security software platform."

In January 2015, MicroStrategy released MicroStrategy 9s™, a comprehensive, unified platform that is designed to ensure the security of the most valuable enterprise asset: information. MicroStrategy 9s was developed in response to the constant, persistent cyber threats that have made security a top concern for organizations around the world. Uniquely positioned at the nexus of analytics, security, and mobility, MicroStrategy 9s can enhance every MicroStrategy Analytics™ and MicroStrategy Mobile™ application with additional authentication security, enhanced user administration, and user authentication tracking.

The company also released MicroStrategy Usher™, a powerful platform designed to provide security for business processes and systems across the enterprise. The product can replace traditional passwords with biometric mobile identity and multi-factor authentication, and offers enhanced, streamlined security administration capabilities. MicroStrategy Usher features include digital badges issued via smartphone, geo-fenced environment access, time-fenced access restrictions, and Touch ID access on mobile.

The new MicroStrategy Secure Cloud platform for analytics, mobile and security applications is architected to deliver best-of-breed MicroStrategy and Usher software via the cloud, with pre-configured, ready to go MicroStrategy servers, coupled with the required supporting infrastructure with metadata databases, relational databases, and big data storage. Our vision of MicroStrategy Secure Cloud is to provide a platform optimally configured to be scalable and elastic, ready to grow with an enterprise's applications' successes, and also built to scale to meet usage spikes from a user's analytics and mobile apps.

(1)Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms" by Rita L. Sallam, Bill Hostmann, Kurt Schlegel, Joao Tapadinhas, Josh Parenteau, Thomas W. Oestreich, February 23, 2015.

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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 enterprise analytics, mobility, and security platforms that are flexible, powerful, scalable, and user-friendly. To learn more, visit MicroStrategy online, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy 9, MicroStrategy 9s, MicroStrategy Analytics Platform, MicroStrategy Mobile, and MicroStrategy Usher 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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