MicroStrategy Unveils MicroStrategy 10.7™ | Business Wire

TYSONS CORNER, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MicroStrategy®

Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise

software platforms, today announced the general availability of

MicroStrategy 10.7, the newest feature release to the company’s

MicroStrategy 10™ platform. This release delivers a new set of APIs that

will allow MicroStrategy customers to build custom connectors to almost

any data source. MicroStrategy 10.7 also adds integrations with Natural

Language Generation (NLG) providers Automated

Insights and Narrative

Science, letting users add Intelligent Narratives to their

dashboards alongside their reports, graphs. Visualizations. With

NLG, MicroStrategy users can read narratives that explain the patterns

and trends in the data, making the platform more accessible to an even

wider audience of business users. To see how MicroStrategy 10.7 supports

Intelligent Narratives, watch this video.

“Enterprises need both horsepower and flexibility to deploy business

intelligence and data analytics solutions at scale,” said Tim Lang, CTO

of MicroStrategy Incorporated. “MicroStrategy 10.7 extends the types of

technologies that can connect to the platform by giving our customers

direct pathways to the data resources they need. With this greater level

of accessibility, our customers can draw more value from their existing

investments to improve productivity, customer engagement and operational

efficiencies.”

The company’s latest release and its new capabilities will be featured

at MicroStrategy

World™ 2017 taking place from April 18 to April 20 in Washington,

D.C. MicroStrategy customers, including eBay, Cisco Systems, Dr Pepper

Snapple Group, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Toys“R”Us, Whole Foods

Market and others, will discuss their achievements with the

MicroStrategy 10 platform and how they're using its latest capabilities

to build innovative solutions to digitally transform their

organizations. To learn more about the agenda and register to attend

MicroStrategy World 2017, click here.

To see a detailed list of features available with version 10.7, register

for our upcoming live webcast “What’s

New in MicroStrategy 10.7.”

New Data Connector SDK

MicroStrategy 10.7 offers a set of APIs to build almost any data

connector and an extensive SDK to support the Data Connector API. With

new and updated data sources being published by database vendors almost

weekly, organizations need fast access to connect to and use the data

stored in these various data locations. Adding to MicroStrategy 10’s

extensive library of native supported drivers, the Data Connector SDK

enables MicroStrategy customers and partners to use a proprietary REST

API or standard web technologies to access additional and new sources of

data.

The Data Connector SDK opens a more extensive list of options for both

IT and business users, allowing access to data sources including Eloqua,

Amazon S3, OneDrive and more – all on top of secure authentication

modes. The SDK includes documentation and instructions to make it easy

to build and deploy new connections.

Real-time Intelligent Narratives Explain Analytics to Users

Through technology partnerships with leading NLG platform providers

Automated Insights and Narrative Science, MicroStrategy 10.7 supports

the use of artificial intelligence to produce intelligent narratives

that describe the analytics users are viewing. This new feature

interprets charts and graphs into clear and meaningful narratives that

explain the context of hidden insights in data. By allowing users to

understand and readily share a narrative explaining a visualization,

this feature also makes MicroStrategy 10.7 easily accessible to a wider

audience of business users at extraordinary scale.

Version 10.7 also certifies integrations with Automated Insights and

Narrative Science. Makes extensions available to both technologies,

enabling end users to leverage NLG to translate structured data to text

in order to facilitate data discovery. Pre-configured plugins for both

Automated Insights and Narrative Science are available in the Visualization

Library on MicroStrategy Community.

“Our seamless integration with MicroStrategy reflects our common vision

of empowering enterprises with data-driven intelligence. Narratives for

MicroStrategy broadens the accessibility of this intelligence by

automatically providing it in natural language,” said Mauro

Mujica-Parodi, General Manager, Integrated Narrative Solutions &.

Applications at Narrative

Science. “This technology partnership enables MicroStrategy clients

to instantly receive and report Intelligent Narratives comprised of

insights that matter most to their organizations.”

“The technology partnership between MicroStrategy and the Wordsmith®

NLG platform is exciting because it gives MicroStrategy users control

over the automation of narrative insights derived from their dashboards.

Key metrics and data points that MicroStrategy users need to know are

highlighted and summarized in a narrative form, updating in real-time as

users explore their visualizations,” said Adam Smith, Chief Revenue

Officer and Head of Partnerships at Automated

Insights. “Now, MicroStrategy users can easily complement their

complex dashboards with the most important takeaways condensed into a

narrative that any user can understand, utilizing company-specific

language.”

Enhanced Native Hadoop® Gateway

MicroStrategy 10.7 delivers a completely re-architected native

connector, called the Hadoop Gateway, that leverages Apache Spark™ to

increase scalability and performance while accessing data directly from

HDFS. The new release also makes the Hadoop Gateway setup process easier

and more seamless with the rest of the analytics platform. Also with

version 10.7, the Hadoop Gateway will be able to access more file types,

including Parquet, Avro. JSON formats. This functionality is in

addition to previously supported .csv and text file formats.

Additional new features for MicroStrategy Desktop™, MicroStrategy Web™,

and MicroStrategy Mobile™ in version 10.7 include:

  • New Certifications for Data Sources
    MicroStrategy 10.7

    supports even more data sources and meets a number of new

    certification standards. New certifications available in version 10.7

    include:

  • MSAS 2016 (certified as a data warehouse)

  • Amazon Aurora, MySQL Edition (certified as a data warehouse and

    metadata)

  • Custom Shapes on iOS Devices
    MicroStrategy 10.7 delivers a

    consistent user experience in maps on iOS devices by allowing

    organizations to deploy custom shapes and area maps, supporting both

    .KML and .SHP files.

  • AppConfig Support in Android™
    In addition to native

    integration support with AirWatch®, MicroStrategy 10.7

    supports the implementation of AppConfig (formerly known as ACE) for

    standardized enterprise mobility management processes. This configures

    and helps secure applications on Android devices based on AppConfig

    guidelines. The integration with AppConfig facilitates more

    consistent, open. Simple ways to configure and help secure mobile

    applications.

MicroStrategy Releases 10.4 Hotfix 3

Alongside the MicroStrategy 10.7 feature release, MicroStrategy 10.4™

Hotfix 3 is generally available to customers today. This hotfix improves

overall product stability and includes 120 customer-reported

enhancements and fixes across the platform. Furthermore, the hotfix is

certified on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, in addition to being

available for Windows®, AIX™. Solaris. For more

information about MicroStrategy 10.4.3, please visit the MicroStrategy

Community.

About MicroStrategy Incorporated

Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a leading worldwide

provider of enterprise software platforms. The Company’s mission is to

provide enterprise customers with a world-class software platform and

expert services so they can deploy unique intelligence applications. To

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