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FEB 16, 2012 11:18am ET

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To Be or Not to Be Cloud?


My colleagues and I have just completed yet another (among dozens recently) engagement with a large client who was undergoing a to be or not to be decision: whether to move their BI platform and applications to the cloud.

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Comments (2)
You are not correct in stating MicroStrategy's Cloud offering offers only a "small subset" of on-premise functionality. In fact, the MicroStrategy Cloud Enterprise Edition offers the entire catalog of MicroStrategy products as a PaaS. This offering was launched in July, 2011 and has a number of larger enterprise customers already on-board. In addition, the MicroStrategy Cloud has developed strategic alliances with IBM/Netezza, Teradata, ParAccel, and Informatica to provide a true "one-stop shop" for enterprise customer's complete BI platform needs.
Posted by Steve S | Friday, February 17 2012 at 1:27PM ET
One point I woul like to emphasize: The BI architect shall have an idea what would BI demand, otherwise selectign PaaS or "build it they will come" won't be effective and could cause lot of re-work. Usually, during the budget cuts, BI would be the first target because, users can live without it. I hope that PaaS would resolve or reduce the impact on the budget.
Posted by Kishore A | Monday, February 20 2012 at 11:05AM ET
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