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MicroStrategy and MapR Sign Technology Agreement to Deliver Business Intelligence Integration with Hadoop

MapR Technologies, Inc., the Hadoop technology leader, and MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) and mobile software, today announced at the O’Reilly Strata Conference that the two companies have signed a global technology alliance agreement. Additionally, both companies have tested and certified interoperability between the MicroStrategy platform’s latest release, MicroStrategy 9.3, and the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop.

The MapR Distribution brings dependability, speed, and ease-of-use to Hadoop. MicroStrategy 9.3, in combination with MapR’s high-availability, enterprise-grade analytic processing platform, enables customers to unlock insights in Big Data that were previously inaccessible due to prohibitive costs, by making corporate information transparent and more useable for analyses and decision-making. MicroStrategy’s highly-scalable, high-performance platform delivers mobile apps, predictive analytics, visual data discovery, and enhanced dashboards that make it easy for organizations to easily extract and deliver actionable insights to business people.

“The growing number of organizations using Hadoop will find this integration an attractive way to easily unlock the value previously hidden deep in data in order to improve decision-making and gain a competitive edge,” said John Schroeder, CEO and co-founder, MapR Technologies. “The combination of MicroStrategy’s BI platform, which provides a range of enterprise reporting, predictive analytics and management dashboards, coupled with the performance, dependability and strength of the MapR Distribution, changes the fundamentals of Big Data analysis.”

“Leading organizations can turn their Big Data stored in Hadoop into an even bigger competitive advantage with integrated, highly optimized solutions from MicroStrategy and MapR,” said MicroStrategy President Paul Zolfaghari. “MicroStrategy’s global customers have some of the biggest data stores and count on us to analyze their enterprise data in powerful, innovative ways. Together, with leading technology vendors including MapR, MicroStrategy has simplified the mystery of uncovering value from Hadoop data, and offers a proven, scalable business analytics solution for businesses to win in the market and outsmart their competitors.”

About MicroStrategy Incorporated
Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software, including the MicroStrategy Business Intelligence (BI) Platform™, the MicroStrategy Mobile Platform™, and MicroStrategy Applications™. The Company offers its technologies for deployment in customer data centers and as proprietary cloud services. The MicroStrategy BI Platform enables leading organizations to analyze vast amounts of data and distribute business insight throughout the enterprise. The MicroStrategy Mobile Platform lets organizations rapidly build enterprise-caliber mobile applications needed to mobilize business processes and information. MicroStrategy Applications are a set of application services designed to help enterprises deploy mobile commerce and loyalty services, build mobile identity and cyber security services, as well as generate real-time insights into consumer preferences. MicroStrategy Cloud™ allows enterprises to deploy MicroStrategy BI apps and mobile apps more quickly and with lower financial risk than with traditional on-premises solutions. To learn more about MicroStrategy, visit www.microstrategy.com and follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/microstrategy) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/microstrategy).

MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy 9.3, MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform, MicroStrategy Mobile Platform, MicroStrategy Applications, and MicroStrategy Cloud 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.

About MapR Technologies
MapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop, making managing and analyzing Big Data a reality for more business users. The award-winning MapR Distribution brings unprecedented dependability, speed and ease-of-use to Hadoop. Combined with data protection and business continuity, MapR enables customers to harness the power of Big Data analytics. Leading companies including Amazon, Cisco, EMC and Google partner with MapR to deliver an enterprise-grade Hadoop solution. Investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, NEA and Redpoint Ventures. Connect with MapR on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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