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MicroStrategy Intelligent Cube* Case Study

High Performance Storage Reduces I/O Bottlenecks for MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Applications

Intel® Solid-State Drive DC S3700 Series boosts I/O performance to reduce data cube load times and increase simultaneous active user count for BI reporting.

Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy Inc. (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms. The compan...y’s mission is to provide the most flexible, powerful, scalable and user-friendly platforms for analytics, mobile, identity and loyalty, offered either on premises or in the cloud.

MicroStrategy was looking for ways to improve their customers’ overall experience with their Intelligent Cube* technology by reducing data cube load times, and increasing the number of active users. MicroStrategy wanted to test the impact of replacing traditional hard disk drives (HDD) with the Intel® Solid-State Drive Data Center S3700 Series to improve overall I/O performance and user experience.

• Limited data cube load times. Existing hard disk drives did not sufficiently allow data cubes to load quickly within a limited data preparation window before business hours.
• More active users needed. MicroStrategy needed to improve disk I/O bottlenecks so more active users could use the popular Intelligent Cube* dashboard feature (History List*) at the same time.

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