MicroStrategy Review

It is scalable. It is not a bottleneck for leveraging a high-capacity analytical database.


What is most valuable?

Highly scalable: It is not a bottleneck for leveraging a high-capacity analytical database.

How has it helped my organization?

Users can now consolidate data from across the business without reaching boundaries of cubes.

What needs improvement?

Even though self-service capabilities have been greatly improved, the basic reporting layout is still behind similar products.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used it for 18 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have only encountered minor issues from time to time.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is excellent.

How is customer service and technical support?

Technical support has been similar to other vendors.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We have not previously used a different solution.

How was the initial setup?

There is a lot of setup to perform, so initial training is important.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Consider CPU-based licenses, if you have a large user population with highly varying reporting needs.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I do not recall whether we evaluated other options before choosing this solution.

What other advice do I have?

The core of your data source (data warehouse) should be star schema, preferably starflake. Then you can attach other data sources around that.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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