MicroStrategy Releases Analytics and Mobile Platforms on AWS
Bringing the MicroStrategy Analytics Platform and MicroStrategy Mobile Platform to Amazon Web Services makes business intelligence available for a little as $1 an hour.
Posted May 12, 2014
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MicroStrategy, a provider of enterprise software platforms, has released its MicroStrategy Analytics Platform and MicroStrategy Mobile platform for Amazon Web Services (AWS) on AWS Marketplace. MicroStrategy for AWS delivers enterprise-grade Web and mobile business intelligence (BI) in the cloud on a subscription basis, beginning for as little as $1 per hour.

MicroStrategy delivers 25, 50, or 100-user bundles in combination with four Amazon EC2 instance types to create 12 options ranging from a low cost, entry-level package up to a high-performance, high-memory, hyper-concurrent option for the most demanding enterprise applications. Larger instances provide additional computing power and memory that support MicroStrategy's proprietary in-memory analytics.

MicroStrategy enabled support for Amazon Redshift, AWS' fast, fully-managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service, when it was first announced in November 2012. In addition, MicroStrategy works on other AWS data services, including Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and Amazon Elastic MapReduce. 

On AWS Marketplace, customers can get started with a complete version of MicroStrategy within less than 15 minutes. Using AWS' on-demand capabilities, organizations can also significantly reduce implementation risk by paying only for what they use, avoiding speculation on forecasted usage and adoption patterns.

"MicroStrategy's products on AWS Marketplace will enable more companies across the globe to easily deploy a comprehensive analytics platform and the number one mobile BI solution in the market," said Paul Zolfaghari, president of MicroStrategy, in a statement. "AWS Marketplace, together with cost-effective, subscription-based pricing, decreases the time and the cost for organizations who want to use our analytics software technology. AWS has a proven track record of supporting large and small companies, at any scale."

"We are excited to have MicroStrategy's enterprise software platforms available via subscription on the AWS Marketplace," said Terry Hanold, vice president of cloud commerce at Amazon Web Services, in a statement. "More and more customers are generating and storing ever-increasing volumes of data, and solutions from MicroStrategy help customers create meaningful insights as part of their big data initiatives."

The new AWS Marketplace offerings are part of MicroStrategy's comprehensive cloud strategy and are complementary to the existing MicroStrategy Cloud platform-as-a-service.

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