MicroStrategy Incorporated, a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence software, announced that MicroStrategy 8 now offers access to the most popular open source databases, MySQL and PostgreSQL. The new release of MicroStrategy 8 includes certification for these two leading open source databases as well as continued support for all major databases.

The MicroStrategy 8 SQL engine is designed to create optimized SQL for each distinct database system, taking advantage of each system's strengths. MicroStrategy's analytic engine compensates for databases that differ in how they support any of the 200+ analytic functions of MicroStrategy 8 by automatically redirecting unsupported calculations to be accomplished within the MicroStrategy server instead of the database server. This allows MicroStrategy customers to more easily migrate to new databases, like these open source databases, without having to rebuild any of the hundreds or thousands of reports already in production.

These most recent advances to MicroStrategy 8 are the latest in a broad strategy that seeks to support open systems and open source standards wherever they impact business intelligence. Other open source/open system capabilities of MicroStrategy 8 include support for the Mozilla Firefox browser, the Apache/Tomcat Web servers, the Linux operating system, and the Pluto portal.

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