July 29, 2010

Microstrategy technology notes

Earlier this week, Microstrategy made Mark LaRow available to talk about technology. The proximate reason was my recent mention of Microstrategy’s mobile BI emphasis, but we also touched on Microstrategy’s approach to in-memory business intelligence and some other subjects. We didn’t go into the depth of a similar conversation I had recently with Qlik Technologies, but I found it quite interesting even so.

Highlights of the in-memory BI discussion included:

Another key subject we discussed was Microstrategy’s view of dashboards.

We also discussed Microstrategy’s approach to alerting. Highlights included:

We discussed one other subject as well, kicked off by my question “So why does Microstrategy spawn all those temporary tables anyway?” Mark and I more or less agreed:


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