It all started with an idea.

In 1989, MicroStrategy was founded on the belief that the future would belong to those who could harness massive amounts of information to help them make better decisions. Ever since, we’ve been relentlessly innovating to deliver software that helps enterprises transform using data.

  • 1989

    MicroStrategy was founded in Wilmington, DE, by MIT alumni Michael J. Saylor and Sanju Bansal. The company’s early focus was on developing data mining software for businesses.

  • 1991

    MicroStrategy released its first business intelligence product, an executive information system designed to provide graphical analyses of data.

  • 1998

    MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR) launched a successful IPO of 4 million shares priced at $12 each.

  • 2000

    MicroStrategy 7 introduces a web interface, revised technical architecture, and multi-level caching, and was selected as a PC Magazine’s Editor Choice.

  • 2005

    MicroStrategy 8 hits the market with OLAP reporting, a reimagined report and dashboard design interface, and enhanced data source support.

  • 2009

    In 2009, MicroStrategy undertook a redesign of its platform architecture—the result, MicroStrategy 9, was the company’s biggest release in over 15 years.

  • 2010

    The release of MicroStrategy Mobile revolutionized the business intelligence landscape and change the way that business people interact with data.

  • 2011

    MicroStrategy Cloud launches, combining all the enterprise analytics and mobility functionality of the MicroStrategy platform with powerful cloud data services.

  • 2015

    MicroStrategy introduces Usher, an application designed to provide insight into business operations through real-time telemetry data and mobile credentials.

  • 2016

    The release of MicroStrategy 10 sets a new standard for business intelligence by combining the power of enterprise analytics with the flexibility and ease of use of self-service data discovery.

We believe in the power of intelligence everywhere.

There’s nothing more powerful than an organization that’s aligned and propelled by real-time information. Our mission is to provide powerful software solutions and expert services that empower every individual with actionable intelligence, helping enterprises unleash the full potential of their people and investments.

 

Why we're different.

Organizations use our platform to build unique enterprise-grade applications of all kinds, from the traditional to the revolutionary.

MicroStrategy dashboards deployed to a veriety of mobile and desktop devices.

The industry's only enterprise analytics and mobility platform.

MicroStrategy combines traditional business intelligence with cutting-edge analytics, mobile, and cloud technology, enabling organizations to build and deploy transformational applications that maximize the value of information and accelerate business. Unlike other vendors, all of our technology has been built organically, so every piece of the MicroStrategy ecosystem fits together seamlessly. Our unified architecture features integrations with leading technology vendors and open-source tools, so it’s easy to enrich any workflow, application, or process with powerful analytics.

Traditional

Enterprise reporting, dashboards, and data discovery are the core of any business intelligence ecosystem. MicroStrategy provides all the tools needed to extend insights to everyone with these powerful applications.

Evolutionary

With mobile BI, big data analytics, and enterprise cloud technology, organizations can deliver applications faster, across larger audiences, and tap into the industry’s most innovative data sources.

Revolutionary

MicroStrategy lets organizations replace traditional forms of identity with digital badges that relay real-time telemetry data. This technology creates countless opportunities to analyze and improve productivity, monitor security, and improve communication throughout the enterprise.

Key benefits

Proven in the enterprise.

At its core, MicroStrategy is an enterprise platform. That means it can easily integrate into the broader enterprise landscape by integrating with almost any other data system or application. Organizations can embed MicroStrategy functionality in existing corporate systems and apps, and leverage MicroStrategy analytics within Microsoft Office documents.

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Lower cost.

With complete object reusability, scalability, and centralized administration, MicroStrategy drastically reduces the costs of deploying and maintaining enterprise analytics. MicroStrategy eliminates the need to rely on multiple tools and keeps costs low even as needs evolve.

Easy for everyone.

MicroStrategy puts sophisticated analytics in the hands of every user through a variety of intuitive interfaces and tools that are accessible to anyone, from administrators to business analysts. Users can quickly connect to, blend, and prepare data—all without using any third-party tools.

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Unmatched performance.

In terms of performance, no other platform comes close. MicroStrategy delivers unrivaled speed, performance, and scalability by optimizing resource usage and limiting redundant, demanding tasks that increase overhead. By pushing complex functions down to the database and leveraging an in-memory caching layer, MicroStrategy delivers the benefits of both direct database access and in-memory processing, resulting in faster response times on any query.

#1-rated mobile analytics.

In 2010 MicroStrategy release the industry’s first complete mobile analytics solution, and ever since, MicroStrategy Mobile has been a critical part of our ecosystem. MicroStrategy Mobile is more than the delivery of reports and documents—it lets organizations build information-rich mobile apps that leverage the native capabilities of mobile devices, letting them push critical information to the frontlines of their business.

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Scalability.

Whether supporting a small team or thousands of employees across the enterprise, MicroStrategy makes it easy to put information in the hands of every user when it matters most. MicroStrategy is built to handle the world's largest datasets, so organizations can rapidly scale their deployments without sacrificing performance.

Powerful security and administration.

MicroStrategy provides a powerful, consolidated interface for managing analytics deployments, and security is a key component. MicroStrategy incorporates platform, group, and user-level security controls that can be managed through a powerful control module. Using Usher technology, organizations can deploy additional layers of security by requiring multi-factor authentication to access MicroStrategy applications.

World-class services and support.

We are committed to your success, today and in the distant future. Our Professional Services, Technical Support, and Education organizations exist to provide all the knowledge, expertise, and hands-on assistance needed to ensure you get the most out of your investment in enterprise analytics.

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Global user community.

When you choose MicroStrategy, you join a vibrant worldwide community of users who are passionate about using data to accelerate and transform their businesses. The MicroStrategy Community is home to over 20,000 active users, and is a sounding board for all the latest thinking in the world of analytics, mobility, and security.

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