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Snowflake Computing and MicroStrategy Create Alliance to Deliver Data Analytics in the Cloud

Snowflake Computing, the cloud data warehousing company, and MicroStrategy Incorporated, a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, today announced an alliance to bring the flexibility and scalability of the cloud to modern data analytics. This collaboration will build on Snowflake's certified connectivity with MicroStrategy 10 through further product integration and go-to-market collaboration, enabling businesses to take advantage of the cloud to get fast answers to their toughest data questions.

Leading organizations will leverage MicroStrategy 10 and Snowflake's Elastic Data Warehouse to deliver data-driven business applications that are targeted at providing scalability, flexibility, security, governance and high performance. MicroStrategy and Snowflake are architected to unify data, supporting the vision of a single version of the truth across the organization. Joint customers will not only be able to dynamically react to changes, but can also benefit from easy access to mission-critical data and can make insightful decisions with enterprise-grade data discovery.

MicroStrategy users leveraging Snowflake can benefit from interactive performance as a result of the native, optimized connector for Snowflake, leveraging the processing power of the Snowflake data warehouse to the fullest extent by intelligently pushing data joins and complex calculations to the database when possible. In this way, joint customers can gain the speed and flexibility of data discovery without sacrificing the scalability, security, and trust of a governed enterprise analytics environment.

"MicroStrategy 10 is designed to meet the needs of both business and IT users by combining governed data discovery with enterprise-grade analytical capabilities," said Michael J. Saylor, Chairman, President and CEO at MicroStrategy Incorporated. "MicroStrategy 10 sets a new standard for enterprise analytics. Combined with Snowflake's enterprise-class data warehouse, this compelling solution empowers organizations to make sense of large volumes of data, answer the toughest business questions, and ensure a single version of the truth."

Snowflake's Elastic Data Warehouse is a data warehouse provided as a cloud-native service, built from the ground up for today's data and analytics. Snowflake automates infrastructure, management and optimization so that organizations can focus on using their data instead of managing infrastructure. Snowflake's native support for diverse data, both structured and semi-structured, gives analysts direct access to diverse data without sacrificing flexibility or performance.

"Businesses today rely on data to make critical decisions," said Bob Muglia, CEO at Snowflake Computing. "MicroStrategy and Snowflake share a common vision of eliminating the barriers that have prevented fast, direct access to data for exploration and analysis. Our unique architecture, designed from the cloud up for today's data and analytics, puts insights at the service of businesses without the complexity, inflexibility, and inefficiency that they have all too often faced."

The Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse is generally available and provides certified connectivity to MicroStrategy. Customers such as CapSpecialty and Sharethrough are already taking advantage of this combination to accelerate their time to data insight for their business.

"Snowflake's integration with MicroStrategy made it easy to ensure continuity, increased performance, and secure accessibility of data throughout the organization," said Bob Asensio, CIO CapSpecialty. "We were able to deploy an entire data warehouse in a couple days, allowing us to focus on finding answers and addressing business problems."

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:26 AM by David Marshall
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