TYSONS CORNER, Va., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) and mobile software, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Leaders" quadrant in the 2013 "Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms" report. (1) According to Gartner, the dominant theme of the market in 2012 was that data discovery became a mainstream BI and analytic architecture. Increasingly, Gartner sees more organizations building diagnostic analytics that leverage critical capabilities, such as interactive visualization, to enable users to drill more easily into the data to discover new insights. Furthermore, Gartner believes "this emphasis on data discovery from most of the leaders in the market — which are now promoting tools with business-user-friendly data integration, coupled with embedded storage and computing layers (typically in-memory/columnar) and unfettered drilling — accelerates the trend toward decentralization and user empowerment of BI and analytics, and greatly enables organizations' ability to perform diagnostic analytics." A copy of the Gartner report is available, compliments of MicroStrategy, at http://www.microstrategy.com/gartner. In 2013, MicroStrategy delivered a bold set of innovative solutions and critical capabilities for its Business Analytics, Mobile App Platform, and Cloud offerings. MicroStrategy Reinforces its Enterprise-Scale Pedigree With Innovations in Visual Exploration, Dashboards, Big Data and Business Analytics In July 2012, MicroStrategy unveiled MicroStrategy 9.3™, the latest version of its core business intelligence platform. MicroStrategy 9.3 includes dozens of powerful new capabilities and improvements to Visual Insight, MicroStrategy's data discovery software, increased support for advanced analytics from 'R' — an open source language for predictive analysis — and improved connectivity to Hadoop®. In addition, MicroStrategy 9.3 delivers a high speed "Google-like" search experience and introduces an innovative administration product, MicroStrategy System Manager™, for automating manual, multi-step processes. Taken together, these enhancements help ensure that business people can receive critical business information at the right time for making better business decisions. In November 2012, MicroStrategy certified its integration with the Amazon Redshift data warehouse service. Launched by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon Redshift is a cloud-based analytical data warehouse service designed to deliver high performance analytics for data warehouse and Big Data applications. MicroStrategy Offers Advanced Mobile Capabilities In January 2012, MicroStrategy announced the general availability of MicroStrategy 9.2.1m for customers to build information-driven mobile apps for iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™ devices. MicroStrategy 9.2.1m contains over a dozen new capabilities that further enhance MicroStrategy-powered mobile apps. The new capabilities include support for offline mobile transactions, intelligent offline caching, and a secure mobile content management system — all resulting in a richer user-experience. In April 2012, MicroStrategy unveiled a new version of MicroStrategy Mobile™ that delivers enhanced integration with Apple's AirPlay® feature. This capability extends MicroStrategy Mobile wirelessly onto conference room screens, encouraging spontaneous conversations rather than static slide presentations. When MicroStrategy Mobile users "mirror" their business apps onto screens, the device becomes a data remote-control, letting the user discuss the data on the screen while controlling it wirelessly from an Apple device. For more information, visit: https://www.microstrategy.com/mobile/. MicroStrategy Extends Leadership in Cloud BI Offering MicroStrategy continued to establish itself as a leader in Cloud-based business analytics. During 2012, customers on its MicroStrategy Cloud Platform ran over 2 million reports per week through the Company's innovative BI in the cloud service.