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MicroStrategy, Inc. is a provider of business intelligence , mobile software, and cloud-based services. The company is based in the Washington, D.C. area and serves companies and organizations worldwide. Founded in 1989 by Michael J. Saylor and Sanju K. Bansal, MicroStrategy develops software that enables organizations to analyze internal and external data in order to make business decisions and to develop mobile apps. Its proprietary software can be deployed in companies' data centers, or as cloud services. Notable clients include Facebook, Starbucks, and Lowe's Companies. Wikipedia.


Wang C.,Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | Wang C.,MicroStrategy | Zhang L.T.,Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering | Year: 2015

A numerical framework to model and simulate gas-liquid-solid three-phase flows is proposed and implemented in this work. The overall algorithm adopts a non-boundary-fitted approach that avoids frequent mesh-updating procedures by defining independent meshes and explicit interfacial points to represent each phase. Here, we couple our existing solvers, the immersed finite element method (IFEM) and the connectivity-free front tracking (CFFT) method that model fluid-solid and gas-liquid interactions, respectively, for the three-phase models. A modified IFEM algorithm is derived for modeling fluid-solid interactions that accounts for the dynamics of the solid, while the CFFT is used here to simulate gas-liquid multi-fluid flows that uses explicit interfacial points to represent the gas-liquid interface and for its easy handling of interface topology changes. Instead of defining different levels simultaneously as used in level sets, an indicator function naturally couples the two methods together to represent and track each of the three phases. Several 2-D and 3-D testing cases are performed to show the robustness and capability of the coupled numerical framework in dealing with complex three-phase problems, in particular free surfaces interacting with deformable solids. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.


A system and method for creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services relating to subscriber entertainment, including information derived from on-line analytical processing (OLAP) systems. More specifically, the invention relates to a system and method that enable personalized delivery of entertainment-related information in real-time, via natural language voice communication with a voice-enabled terminal device.


Patent
MicroStrategy | Date: 2010-05-24

An reporting system that incorporates prompt objects in a report definition to enable a user to specify answers to questions to customize a report at execution time. A prompt object contains a single question to be answered, validation values for the answer, and attributes indicating how the prompt object is to be processed. A collection of answers is built up in a resolution object. A report is thus defined by selecting prompt objects in place of templates, filters, or any of the aspects of a template or filter. As a separate object, a single prompt may be issued once and the answer supplied to each reference to the prompt object in a report. A resolution object may be created and saved before the execution of a report. The saved resolution object can then be used to answer prompts at the time of the report execution. The resolution object may be created by third parties and transmitted as an XML resolution object, whereupon receipt by the reporting system, the XML resolution object is translated into a reporting system format.


Patent
MicroStrategy | Date: 2015-11-16

In some embodiments, a web-browser-based presentation and report requests over a network may be facilitated. A request for a first report may be obtained from a user system through a web browser. The first report request may comprise a selection of one or more template or filter combinations for formatting the first report. Control of the web browser may be returned to enable a user to use the web browser to perform one or more other tasks while the first report request is being processed. The one or more other tasks may comprise requesting another report or other task. The first report request may be processed by obtaining and formatting the first report in accordance with the one or more selected template or filter combinations of the first report request. The formatted first report may be transmitted over the network to the web browser of the user system.


-- Enterprise-Grade Analytics, Mobile and Security Software Combined in one Groundbreaking Platform TYSONS CORNER, Virginia, June 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, today announced that MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise is generally available, with attendees at the 2015 Symposium Series getting a preview and demonstration of the platform's powerful capabilities.  For the first time, MicroStrategy's analytics platform combines traditional business intelligence functionality with data discovery, mobile analytics and powerful enterprise security.  MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise builds on proven enterprise capabilities to make sophisticated, high-performance analytics more accessible, easier to use, and faster.  To learn more about MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise, watch this video or visit MicroStrategy online. "MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise is a groundbreaking solution that combines analytics, mobility, and security in a single integrated platform," said Michael Saylor, CEO, MicroStrategy Incorporated. "It delivers outstanding enterprise functionality through an intuitive and easy-to-use interface for every user that is powerful enough for the most demanding organizations.  We are confident that IT and business leaders will be impressed with MicroStrategy 10™ and its ability to create stunning new applications that deliver tremendous value to the enterprise." MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise contains a host of new features and enhanced functionality: Version 10 underscores MicroStrategy's commitment to serving the enterprise analytics needs of global organizations.  Here are what some of our customers and partners have to say about MicroStrategy 10: "The new HTML5 interface in version 10 is a game changer," said Kevin Curley, Executive Director of Business Intelligence at Catalina Marketing. "The new interface and functionality have significantly improved the self-service user experience, while at the same time, have cut the learning curve for new users.  Furthermore, having the ability to easily integrate with advanced analytics and open source libraries like D3 has significantly increased our ability to visualize data exactly the way we want." "We currently rely on the MicroStrategy Analytics Platform™ to track programming investments, analyze ad and affiliate sales trends, and review sales team performance," said Madhur Sawhney, Sr. Director Data & Analytics Technology at Discovery Communications.  "After testing MicroStrategy 10 as an early adopter, our team really likes the new functionality -- in particular, the ability to easily wrangle and parse data as well as save/import wrangling scripts functionality.  The enhanced data blending features and on-the-fly data manipulations made possible with version 10 and Visual Insight provide incredible speed-of-interactivity and ease of use." "MicroStrategy 10 is a workhorse built to support a wide variety of end users," said Frank Zhou, Software Development Manager at PayPal.  "In testing, we successfully loaded a cube with over two billion rows (~400GB) while supporting sub-second query execution and greater user scalability, thanks to the new high performance in-memory architecture." "We have had the opportunity over the last several months to test the beta version of MicroStrategy 10, and I'm here to tell you that they got it right with MicroStrategy 10," said Jim Butz, Principal at Southport Services Group.  "MicroStrategy 10 is packed with exceptional functionality and capabilities, including a redesigned data discovery interface for easier and better data exploration, native HDFS connectivity for faster access to Hadoop, and new in-memory architecture for faster performance.  I'm excited about the upcoming release and seeing how the broader market receives the latest product offering from MicroStrategy." "After implementing MicroStrategy 10 as an early adopter, we are delighted with the cleaner streamlined interface, the new analytical capabilities, and the ability users now have to personalize their analytics experience," said Peter Zaballos, Vice President of Marketing & Product, SPS Commerce. "In the omni-channel retail era our customers are facing, analytics is critical to understanding the ever-changing demands of the consumer. The improved accessibility and rich data visualization capabilities of MicroStrategy 10 will enable our retail and CPG customers to better track consumer buying trends and inventory availability to grow their business." Attend a Symposium Near You  MicroStrategy is presenting version 10's powerful capabilities to symposium attendees in cities around the world and providing a complimentary copy of the new data discovery and visualization product, MicroStrategy Desktop 10.0, valued at $600, to every attendee. To experience a full day of learning, live demonstrations, hands-on workshops and networking, and also receive a complimentary copy of the new MicroStrategy Desktop 10.0, register here: http://www.microstrategy.com/us/events/symposium.  To learn more about MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise, watch this video or visit MicroStrategy online. 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. MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy 10, MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise, MicroStrategy Analytics Platform, and MicroStrategy Desktop are either trademarks or registered trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated in the United States and certain other countries.  Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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