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MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Applications Case StudyHigh Performance Storage Reduces I/O Bottlenecks for MicroStrategy Business Intelligence ApplicationsIntel® 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 company’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.Challenges• 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.Read the full MicroStrategy* Business Intelligence Applications Case Study.
Anand Shimpi leads a roundtable discussion on advances in SSDs and NVMe* architecture.