Vertica Systems Collaborates with MicroStrategy to Deliver 'Anywhere' Mobile Business Intelligence


Guess? using MicroStrategy Mobile to access the Vertica Analytics Platform via iPads

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 15, 2011 - TDWI - Vertica Systems, the leading provider of real-time analytics platforms, today reaffirmed its technology alliance with MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, by announcing certification of MicroStrategy 9 on Vertica 4.1 and extending their relationship into mobile analytics.

MicroStrategy's platform delivers seamless access to the Vertica Analytics Platform via smartphones and other mobile devices (such as the Apple iPad), ensuring that more users have more convenient and more immediate access to data. Companies like Guess? are already delivering "on the go" connections to the Vertica Analytics Platform via mobile platforms like the Apple' iPad thanks to MicroStrategy.

The combination of the Vertica Analytics Platform and MicroStrategy 9 delivers a sophisticated solution for robust business analytics from anywhere a mobile or wi-fi signal is present so large volumes of information can be analyzed and acted on immediately upon creation. Mobile connectivity to the real-time Vertica Analytics Platform enables a number of applications, including in-store merchandising, inventory availability and promotion tracking; and other retail, energy, hospitality, telecommunications, and financial services solutions. Vertica's scale-out architecture can run natively on industry standard hardware, virtualized (private cloud), or even on the public cloud making mobile access to rich analytics seamless.

"Guess? has been using MicroStrategy with the Vertica Analytics Platform for innovative analytics driving actionable merchandising decisions, and we've reduced the time it takes to collect, store, analyze and act on information dramatically, while at the same time we've increased the amount of data and number of users who have access to it," said Mike Relich, EVP/CIO, Guess?. "And now, we've further extended this with an iPad application using MicroStrategy Mobile that provides mobile access to the merchandising information stored in Vertica, providing the most current information and analytics at the touch of a button when and where it's needed."

"Mobile devices are ideally-suited for pushing important business analytics out into the field, enabling a company's executives, employees, suppliers, and business partners to access valuable information at their convenience," said Sanju Bansal, MicroStrategy Chief Operating Officer. "The combination of MicroStrategy Mobile and the Vertica Analytics Platform provides exceptional scalability, flexibility, and high performance to support the escalating demands of mobile BI applications."

"Our customers are always pushing the envelope when it comes to business analytics, and our alliance with MicroStrategy provides a platform for delivering analytics everywhere - especially on the go," said Christopher Lynch, President and CEO of Vertica Systems, "With the simplicity and scalability of the Vertica Analytics Platform, we've designed our solution from the ground up to democratize data and drive it to the users who can make the most of it, not just DBAs. With MicroStrategy, we can push data even further out into our customer's organizations, allowing frontline workers to access business-critical information from a range of mobile devices."

About Vertica

Vertica Systems is the leading provider of next-generation analytics platforms enabling companies to monetize their data at the speed and scale necessary to deliver significant value to customers and shareholders. Vertica's scalability and flexibility are unmatched in the industry delivering 50x-1000x faster performance at 30% the cost of traditional solutions. Vertica is used by more than 300 customers across a variety of industries worldwide including Groupon, Twitter, Verizon, AOL, Guess?, Zynga, Playdom, BlueCross BlueShield, AdMeld, Sunoco, Mozilla and Comcast. Vertica's North American headquarters is located in Billerica, MA.

About MicroStrategy

Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a global leader in business intelligence (BI) technology. MicroStrategy provides integrated reporting, analysis, and monitoring software that helps leading organizations worldwide make better business decisions every day. Companies choose MicroStrategy for its ease-of-use, sophisticated analytics, and superior data and user scalability. MicroStrategy offers free reporting software that can be downloaded from its Website, www.microstrategy.com/freereportingsoftware. More information about MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is available at www.microstrategy.com.

SOURCE Vertica Systems

CONTACT:

Wende Cover of MicroStrategy,

Incorporated,

+1-703-770-1646,

wcover@microstrategy.com;

or

Chuck Smith of Vertica Systems,

+1-978-600-6348,

csmith@vertica.com

Web Site: www.vertica.com

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