At MicroStrategy World 2018, we unveiled the Map of the Intelligent Enterprise as the blueprint for building the ultimate data-driven organization. Among other things, the map highlights the major forces that are impacting today’s organizations: technology, regulatory, market, and competitive.
In order to navigate and thrive in this increasingly complex world, organizations need to transform themselves into a truly Intelligent Enterprise—capable of using data, people, and enterprise assets in ways that have never before been possible. Organizations that can reach this level of analytical sophistication will position themselves to be a dominant force in their field for years to come.
One of the major technological forces impacting today’s enterprise software market is cloud computing. The time-to-value, low cost, and scalability of cloud offerings are forcing organizations to reevaluate their existing data architectures and decide whether or not a cloud or hybrid cloud approach is right for them.
The growing importance of cloud computing for data storage and processing makes it essential that tools like MicroStrategy make it quick and easy for organizations to access a wide variety of popular cloud services and data sources. That’s why we’re committed to building an open, enterprise-grade platform and developing strong technology partnerships with other leading software and services providers.
Starting with MicroStrategy 10.11, organizations can now take advantage of out-of-the-box connectivity to three popular Microsoft technologies: Azure HDInsight, SQL Data Warehouse, and Cosmos DB. Let’s take a quick look at each of these services:
- Microsoft Azure HDInsight: Azure HDInsight is a fully-managed cloud service that makes it easy, fast, and cost-effective to process massive amounts of data.
- Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse: Azure SQL Data Warehouse is a cloud-based Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) that leverages Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) to run complex queries across petabytes of data.
- Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB: Azure Cosmos DB is a globally distributed, multi-model database that enables users to store huge volumes of data.
The announcement of these connectors is just the latest in a long series of features that highlights our commitment to building a powerful analytics and mobility platform that plugs seamlessly into the broader enterprise data ecosystem.
To download these connectors and learn more about how they work, check out the MicroStrategy Community. And if you’re interested in learning more about all the new features available in MicroStrategy 10.11, tune in to our webcast, Unveiling MicroStrategy 10.11: New Geospatial Analytics, Native Library App for Smartphones, and More.