MicroStrategy and Teradata Surpass 250 Mutual Customers

MicroStrategy's High Performance Lab Runs Hundreds of Tests Every Week Using Teradata Active Data Warehouse

PR Newswire -- July 27, 2010

MCLEAN, Va., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MicroStrategy? Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, and Teradata, (NYSE: TDC), the global leader in data warehousing and enterprise analytics, today announced that the number of their mutual customers has now surpassed 250. To better support these customers with high performance, MicroStrategy is using a state-of-the-art, multi-terabyte data warehouse from Teradata in its High Performance and Scalability Lab to perform hundreds of tests each week.

The Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse is used to simulate industry-specific data models, as well as other tasks. With its commitment to further extending the performance of its BI platform, MicroStrategy plans to deliver up to 10x faster BI applications, provide faster than 3-second response time for most predictable queries and analyses, and provide faster than 5-second response time for the majority of ad hoc queries.

MicroStrategy's multi-year high performance initiative includes the formation of its High Performance and Scalability Lab, the creation of a dedicated Performance Engineering team, and specific R&D efforts solely focused on providing MicroStrategy customers with the highest levels of performance for BI applications of all sizes.

Companies choosing MicroStrategy with Teradata span a broad range of industries, including retail, financial services, communications, manufacturing, transportation, and government. MicroStrategy and Teradata joint customers include:

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

The new information dashboard launched by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is powered by MicroStrategy. The dashboard displays information fed by the CMS Integrated Data Repository, a large and growing Teradata enterprise data warehouse. The CMS dashboard, which can be viewed at http://www.cms.gov/dashboard, offers transparency into Medicare spending data. With data from over 40 million Medicare hospital admissions dating from January 2006, the dashboard enables the public to view the relationships between cost and volume of Medicare admissions by State.

Lowe's Companies

The second-largest home improvement retailer in the world, Lowe's has more than 18 terabytes of data and relies on Teradata as its enterprise data warehouse. Lowe's has multiple MicroStrategy-based BI applications that support over 16,000 employees across a variety of business functions, including applications that allow store managers to access store reports and business metrics. In addition, Lowe's uses BI to help its suppliers and vendors monitor the performance of their products.


One of the largest and most important international retailers, METRO GROUP uses MicroStrategy to analyze 80 terabytes of transactional, product, market, and customer data stored in a Teradata data warehouse. MicroStrategy and Teradata provide METRO GROUP with detailed insights to track business performance, optimize product assortment, and make timely decisions to enhance customer-responsiveness. More than 15,000 employees across 31 countries use METRO GROUP's BI applications.

"Teradata views our relationship with MicroStrategy as an important alignment of our database technology and analytics expertise with MicroStrategy's BI applications," said Miles Stephenson, vice president of Solutions and Alliances Marketing, Teradata. "Our increasing collaboration with MicroStrategy in the High Performance Lab and in the field is aimed at providing our shared customers with the best and fastest responses to their most challenging and complex queries. Strong performance explains why our joint customer base is large and continues to grow."

"MicroStrategy and Teradata have a long history of supporting some of the largest and most successful BI deployments," said Sanju Bansal, MicroStrategy COO. "The Teradata active data warehouse plays a very important role in our shared marketplace and in our High Performance and Scalability Lab. We look forward to working with Teradata to continue to improve the performance and capabilities of our joint BI implementations."

For more details on MicroStrategy's high performance initiative, visit http://www.microstrategy.com/high-performance-BI.

About Teradata

Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) is the world's largest company solely focused on raising intelligence and achieving enterprise agility through its database software, enterprise data warehousing, data warehouse appliances, consulting, and enterprise analytics. Visit Teradata on the web at www.teradata.com.

Teradata is a trademark or registered trademark of Teradata Corporation in the United States and other countries.

About MicroStrategy

Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a global leader in business intelligence (BI) technology. MicroStrategy provides integrated reporting, analysis, and monitoring software that helps leading organizations worldwide make better business decisions every day. 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, http://www.microstrategy.com/freereportingsoftware. More information about MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is available at www.microstrategy.com.

MicroStrategy and MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform 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.


Contact: Wende Cover MicroStrategy Incorporated 703-770-1646 wcover@microstrategy.com

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