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eBay Selects MicroStrategy Platform for Enterprise Business Intelligence
Plans to deploy to Thousands of Knowledge Workers; Praises MicroStrategy's "Exceptional Scalability"
McLean, Va., May 21, 2003 - MicroStrategy® Incorporated (NASDAQ: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence software, today announced that eBay has selected the MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform™ to analyze the ongoing performance of the many different categories of products and services for sale on its Web sites. On any given day, there are more than 16 million items listed on eBay across 27,000 categories. In 2002, eBay users transacted $14.87 billion in gross merchandise sales.
“eBay selected MicroStrategy because of its exceptional user scalability and its ability to support advanced reporting and analysis,” said eBay CIO Brad Peterson. “MicroStrategy also provides excellent query performance with our rapidly growing multi-terabyte data warehouse.”
“One of eBay's greatest assets is their data. By enhancing their understanding of this data, they can continue to improve their offerings to the eBay community,” said MicroStrategy’s COO Sanju Bansal. “We’re known as the scalability leader in business intelligence, and we’re proud to work with eBay, an innovative, rapidly growing company with an outstanding reputation.”
About MicroStrategy Incorporated
Leadership in a Critical Market: Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a worldwide leader in the increasingly critical business intelligence software market. Large and small companies alike are harnessing MicroStrategy's business intelligence software to gain vital insights from their data to help them proactively enhance cost-efficiency, productivity and customer relations and optimize revenue-generating strategies. MicroStrategy's business intelligence platform offers exceptional capabilities that provide organizations -- in virtually all facets of their operations -- with user- friendly solutions to their data query, reporting, and advanced analytical needs, and distributes valuable insight on this data to users via Web, wireless, and voice. PC Magazine selected MicroStrategy 7(TM) as the 2001 "Editors' Choice" for business intelligence software.
Enterprise-Class Business Intelligence: MicroStrategy 7i(TM) is a truly integrated, enterprise-class, Web-based business intelligence platform. With MicroStrategy 7i, enterprises can now standardize on one business intelligence platform and deploy high-value business intelligence enterprise-wide. MicroStrategy 7i's configurable query, reporting, and OLAP Web interface is designed to support all users, from casual report viewers to power analysts.
Diverse Customer Base: MicroStrategy's customer base cuts across industry and sector lines, with over 1,900 enterprise-class customers, including Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse, AT&T Wireless Group, Wachovia and GlaxoSmithKline. MicroStrategy also has relationships with over 500 systems integrators and application development and platform partners, including IBM, PeopleSoft, Hewlett-Packard, and JD Edwards.
MicroStrategy is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol MSTR. For more information on the company, or to purchase or demo MicroStrategy's software, please visit MicroStrategy's Web site at http://www.microstrategy.com.
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