Machine Learning, AI Integration & Predictive Analytics Made Easier
with R Analytics Bundled and Installed Out-of-the-box
New Gallery for Custom Data Connectors, Enhanced Color Palettes & More
TYSONS CORNER, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise
analytics and mobility software, today announced the general
availability of MicroStrategy 10.8, the newest feature release to the
company's MicroStrategy 10™ platform. MicroStrategy 10.8 delivers
critical capabilities across enterprise analytics, enterprise mobility,
embedded analytics, enterprise cloud and enterprise IoT, and new
features for MicroStrategy Desktop™, MicroStrategy Web™, MicroStrategy
Mobile™ and Usher™.
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Enhanced color palettes for data discovery with MicroStrategy. (Graphic: Business Wire)
With this new release, R and the R Integration Pack are bundled and
installed with MicroStrategy Server™, making it easier to leverage
machine learning capabilities, AI integration and predictive analytics.
The new release also delivers a new gallery for custom data connectors,
enhanced color palettes for data visualizations, improved parity between
Android™ and iOS® mobile apps, new ready-to-deploy dashboards
with Usher Professional™, and more.
Simultaneously with the MicroStrategy 10.8 feature release,
MicroStrategy 10.4™ Hotfix 4 is generally available to customers. This
latest update to the MicroStrategy 10.4 platform release includes
approximately 200 critical enhancements and fixes across the platform,
aimed at improving overall product stability. More information about
MicroStrategy 10.4.4 can be found in the MicroStrategy
"We've reached an exciting milestone with the general availability of
MicroStrategy 10.8. Our focus is to push analytics throughout our
customers' organizations so that stakeholders and employees can make
better decisions every minute of the day," said Tim Lang, Senior
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, MicroStrategy
Incorporated. "MicroStrategy 10.8 can help our customers realize the
full benefits of enterprise analytics and capitalize on the countless
business opportunities easily discoverable with a unified enterprise
This month, anyone can see MicroStrategy 10.8's newest features at the MicroStrategy
Symposium Series being held in 29 cities across 17 countries around
the world. To see a detailed list of features available with version
10.8, register for our upcoming "What's
New in MicroStrategy 10.8" live webcast, taking place on Thursday,
July 20, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. EDT.
R Analytics Now Bundled and Installed with MicroStrategy Server for
Instant Access to Machine Learning, AI and Predictive Analytics
Hundreds of MicroStrategy customers rely on R analytics to build
advanced analytics and predictive models. From regression models to
market basket analysis, Monte Carlo simulation and Naïve Bayes
Classification, R applies hundreds of different analytical models
directly to the data in MicroStrategy reports and dashboards.
MicroStrategy 10.8 makes it easier than ever before to get started with
R. Both R and the R Integration Pack are now bundled and installed with
MicroStrategy Server, alongside 199 R Packages for Windows and Linux.
With this new seamless, out-of-the-box setup, it's simple for
MicroStrategy 10.8 customers to leverage R models and visualizations in
MicroStrategy reports and dashboards.
New Gallery for Custom Data Connectors
The MicroStrategy platform allows organizations to build custom
connectors to nearly any data source and helps them tap into data
sources that are not available out-of-the-box. The platform offers a set
of APIs to build almost any data connector and an extensive SDK to
support the Data Connector API.
With MicroStrategy 10.8, customers now have access to a public gallery
for data connectors on the MicroStrategy Community. Customers and
partners can download, update and use this content at their leisure.
Innovators that build their own connectors are encouraged to upload and
share their content on this gallery for others to leverage.
The MicroStrategy Community Gallery currently includes several sample
data connectors such as OneDrive®, Box, Weibo®,
MuleSoft® and ElasticSearch®, all easily
Latest Release Available with MicroStrategy on Amazon Web Services
Both MicroStrategy 10.8 and 10.4.4 are now available with MicroStrategy
on AWS. The newly launched cloud-based platform allows customers to
easily deploy the latest version of the MicroStrategy platform directly
into their own AWS accounts.
New to MicroStrategy on AWS, a web-based provisioning console allows
administrators to quickly and easily deploy and manage a fully
configured MicroStrategy project using a simple and intuitive web-based
deployment manager. Prospects and existing customers can test the latest
features of MicroStrategy on AWS by accessing a free 30-day trial here.
New Enhanced Color Palettes
MicroStrategy 10.8 delivers numerous enhancements to its data discovery
capabilities. New enhancements around better defaults and responsive
design enable greater usability and accessibility. The new
out-of-the-box color palettes, based on design research involving the
natural world, give end users more options when deciding dashboard color
themes, and improve dashboard aesthetics with little effort. The new
color palettes are available in MicroStrategy Web and MicroStrategy
The latest release also introduces various additional enhancements,
The Hadoop® Gateway, offering new workflows to access data
directly from HDFS with enhanced options for data preparation and
Certification for Windows Server™ 2016;
Enhanced filtering options on dashboards to make data discovery
workflows more intuitive; and
New certifications for data sources, including Azure® SQL
Database (certified as a metadata and statistics platform for
MicroStrategy Analytics™), SAP HANA® 2.x (certified as a
data warehouse), Oracle® 12c R2 (certified as a data
warehouse, and metadata and statistics/EM platform for MicroStrategy
Analytics), Apache Cassandra™ 3.x (certified as a data warehouse) and
Amazon Athena (certified as a data warehouse).
MicroStrategy Mobile Enhancements Deliver Greater Security and Faster
New features for iOS include:
With a checkbox setting in the MicroStrategy Mobile SDK, developers
can enable Apple's App Transport Security (ATS) policy before Apple
makes it mandatory. The change helps ensure connections from the app
adhere to the HTTPS (versus HTTP) standard.
Following BlackBerry's integration of Good Dynamics® into
its EMM platform, the MicroStrategy Mobile iOS SDK for BlackBerry®
Dynamics now reflects BlackBerry's cosmetic changes, including color
schemes, icons and much more. Through this new SDK, MicroStrategy
customers can continue to natively integrate EMM offerings with the
former Good Dynamics, now BlackBerry Dynamics. The cosmetic changes
provide improved user experience and enhanced integration of the Good
Dynamics and BlackBerry libraries.
New features for Android include:
Custom properties for D3 visualizations are now supported in Report
Services documents. This feature means app designers have the
flexibility to add different properties to attribute elements and
metrics. For example, app designers can use shape or text color to
differentiate various components of the visualization.
Bundle images during app compilation. This feature can result in
faster app performance for mobile users through better image loading,
especially under poor network conditions.
Configure dashboards to pass prompt answers from source to target
documents without requiring users to make a new prompt selection in
their mobile devices. This feature makes it faster for end users to
navigate through prompted documents, thereby getting to their analyses
Usher Analytics™: New Out-of-the-box Dashboard for Enterprise IoT
MicroStrategy 10.8 makes enterprise IoT easier by delivering a new
out-of-the-box dashboard to visualize Usher badge-generated telemetry
through a set of KPI intensive grids. As users move about and interact
with a corporate environment using their Usher badges, data will flow
into the dashboard sorted under categories such as Users, Historical
Telemetry Log, Timesheet, Floors, Spaces, Beacons, Actions,
Applications, Cities and Devices. These grids can be used as a basis for
creating custom visualizations to answer business questions surrounding
user access and presence.
To see MicroStrategy 10.8 in action, attend our upcoming global Symposium
Series, or register for our "What's
New in MicroStrategy 10.8" webcast, taking place on Thursday, July
20, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. EDT.
About MicroStrategy Incorporated
MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a worldwide leader in enterprise
analytics and mobility software. A pioneer in the BI and analytics
space, MicroStrategy delivers innovative software that empowers people
to make better decisions and transform the way they do business. We
provide our enterprise customers with world-class software and expert
services so they can deploy unique intelligence applications. To learn
more, visit MicroStrategy
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countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the
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