Microstrategy and MapR: Business Intelligence at the Speed-of-Thought and the Scale-of-Big-Data

Microstrategy and MapR: Business Intelligence at the Speed-of-Thought and the Scale-of-Big-Data

MicroStrategy at a Glance

Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy® (NASDAQ: MSTR) is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms. Our mission is to offer the most flexible, powerful, scalable and user-friendly platforms for analytics, mobile, identity and loyalty—offered either on-site or in the cloud.

Big Data Yields Robust Business Insight

Apache™ Hadoop® offers new ways for unearthing valuable insights from information scattered across your company’s various departments and disparate technology systems. Hadoop can deliver unparalleled value in revealing new analytics-driven revenue streams, improving customer acquisition and retention, as well as increasing operational efficiencies.

Empower Users with Advanced, Accessible Analytics

Working seamlessly with your current infrastructure and applications, the connection between MicroStrategy and MapR delivers a simple yet powerful business intelligence foundation for Hadoop. With only a few simple clicks, the average business user can perform sophisticated analytics with data stored in Hadoop directly from MicroStrategy applications.

The MapR Distribution for Hadoop delivers out-of-the-box real-time, interactive and batch processing on Hadoop along with NAS-like data access capabilities. The MapR POSIX-compliant platform allows Hadoop clusters to be mounted via NFS, providing random read-write access for applications as well as real-time data ingestion. This allows operational applications to stream data directly into Hadoop where necessary ETL operations can be performed in real time as well. With the MapR platform that is ready to serve real-time big data as a system of record, MicroStrategy offerings such as real-time operational dashboards can leverage this data to provide unprecedented, real-time decision-making capabilities from unstructured data sources.

On the integration front, MapR supports the standard ODBC interface. There is no need to purchase and maintain specialized connectors to make MicroStrategy talk to MapR. Standard interfaces, combined with the world-record cluster performance of MapR, give you the fastest return on investment compared to any other Hadoop distribution.

Turn Big Data into Real-Time Insight with MapR and MicroStrategy

The Power of MicroStrategy & MapR

Big data creates big opportunity when combining the power of MicroStrategy and MapR. Users can now quickly analyze structured and unstructured datasets, utilize historical and real-time data, and integrate disparate data sources from multiple systems to deliver high-performance and predictive analytics.

By leveraging the broad support of interactive and batch SQL query capabilities, MicroStrategy users can continue to leverage their SQL skillsets to process data on Hadoop. MapR supports Apache Hive™, Apache Drill, Apache Spark™, Shark, Impala, and others on its platform, ensuring users have the option to pick the right technology for the right use case. MicroStrategy even lets you construct the SQL query without ever having to write a single line of code.

Armed with the ability to respond faster and make better decisions, you can more efficiently optimize marketing and advertising spend, more accurately make projections and forecasts, and more effectively engage with customers.

About Microstrategy

The MicroStrategy Analytics Platform™ enables leading organizations to analyze vast amounts of data and distribute actionable business insight throughout the enterprise. Our analytics platform delivers reports and dashboards, and enables users to conduct ad hoc analysis and share their insights anywhere, anytime. MicroStrategy Mobile™ lets organizations rapidly build information-rich applications that combine multimedia, transactions, analytics, and custom workflows.

Microstrategy Product Snapshot

MicroStrategy offers a comprehensive BI platform, designed from the ground up and proven to support the most demanding analytics applications. A unified architecture built on the core of a single foundational metadata ensures trust across any style of analytics and provides easy scalability as your business grows.

About MapR

MapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop with a proven, enterprise-grade platform that supports a broad set of mission-critical and real-time production uses. MapR brings unprecedented dependability, ease-of-use and world-record speed to Hadoop, NoSQL, database and streaming applications in one unified distribution for Hadoop. MapR is used by more than 500 customers across financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, media, retail and telecommunications as well as by leading Global 2000 and Web 2.0 companies. Investors include Google Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA, Qualcomm Ventures and Redpoint Ventures.

Solution Highlights

The MapR® and MicroStrategy joint solution makes it easier for business users to access big data, without the need to write complex scripts or code. Business users can create dashboards with advanced visualizations using simple point-and-click actions, enabling them to:

  • Analyze structured and unstructured data sets
  • Identify business trends and customer sentiment
  • Deliver real-time recommendations and offers
  • Drive customer profiling and retention programs

Microstrategy Benefits

Widest Range of Enterprise Functionality
Industry benchmark in large BI deployments running on top of large data lakes.

Scalable, High-performance Portfolio.
Start small and grow with the needs of your organization and budget.

Stunning Visualization.
Simple drag-and-drop tools lead to intuitive visualizations and insight in minutes

MapR Benefits

Top-Ranked Hadoop Distribution.
One unified big data platform for Hadoop, NoSQL, database and streaming applications.

Proven Production Readiness.
Get the benefits of both open source and our architectural enhancements for enterprise-grade dependability, security, and multi-tenancy.

Consistent High Performance.
Eliminates downtime and performance bottlenecks, while ensuring business continuity.