MicroStrategy Certifies Its Analytics Platform with Apache Drill

March 23, 2015

TYSONS CORNER, Va., March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, today announced that Apache Drill has been certified with the MicroStrategy Analytics Enterprise Platform™. With MicroStrategy Analytics Enterprise connected to Apache Drill, analysts can instantly explore Big Data in any format as it arrives on Hadoop. Furthermore, end users gain direct access to semi- and unstructured data, without the need to first approach IT for any schema creation and/or maintenance. 

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Apache Drill provides the flexibility to immediately query complex data in native formats, while offering the agility to derive timely insights from Big Data with minimal IT involvement.  Because SQL queries can run directly on various file formats, live data can be explored as it is coming in, versus spending weeks preparing and managing schemas and setting up ETL tasks.  Additionally, Apache Drill supports ANSI SQL so users can easily leverage their SQL skills and existing investments in business intelligence (BI) tools.

"With this integration, MicroStrategy users can more easily leverage multi-structured Hadoop data to improve decision-making, while reducing time-to-value and enabling rapid development of new applications," said Tim Lang, Chief Technology Officer, MicroStrategy Incorporated.  "MicroStrategy's certification of Apache Drill further highlights MicroStrategy's commitment to investing in developing our best-in-class enterprise-ready platforms for analytics, mobility, and security, and staying on the forefront of technological advancement in these fields."

Apache Drill connects to MicroStrategy through a standard ODBC interface and supports ANSI SQL so the end user can leverage the full suite of SQL semantics for analyzing data. This enables end users to explore large-scale data sets on Hadoop with remarkable ease of use.

"Apache Drill is integrated into the MapR Distribution for Hadoop, which was recently recognized as the best SQL-on-Hadoop platform by Gigaom Sector Roadmap: Hadoop/Data Warehouse Interoperability," said Anil Gadre, Senior Vice President, Product Management, MapR Technologies. "MicroStrategy certification with Drill provides tremendous value to MicroStrategy users as it now opens up self-service data exploration to many more data sources."

MicroStrategy and MapR will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT that details the implementation, use case, and benefits of combining sophisticated BI tools with a robust SQL-on-Hadoop solution.  To view the webinar, please visit: http://info.microstrategy.com/accessing-multi-structured-data-sources?CID=701E0000000Dq00

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 analytics, mobility, and security platforms that are flexible, powerful, scalable, and user-friendly. To learn more, visit MicroStrategy online, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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