MicroStrategy Unveils PRIME, a Cloud-Based In-Memory Analytics Service

To deliver high performance for complex analytical applications with large data sets and high user concurrency, MicroStrategy has introduced the new Parallel Relational In-Memory Engine (PRIME) option for the MicroStrategy Cloud. The announcement of PRIME, a massively scalable, cloud-based, in-memory analytics service, was made at the company’s annual user conference, MicroStrategy World 2014, in Las Vegas.

MicroStrategy PRIME includes a visualization and dashboarding engine and is built on a distributed, massively parallel architecture, designed to run on commodity hardware. With PRIME, complex analytics problems can be partitioned across hundreds of CPU cores and nodes, and the company has worked closely with leading hardware vendors to take full advantage of the latest multi-core, high-memory servers.

PRIME’s architecture is aimed at making it possible for companies to build interactive applications that can provide responses to hundreds of thousands of users in less time and at lower cost than alternative approaches. PRIME, the company says, acts as a performance accelerator, opening up the data in databases to a larger user population.

“MicroStrategy PRIME has been built from the ground up to support the engineering challenges associated with development of these powerful new information-driven apps,” said Michael Saylor, CEO, MicroStrategy Inc.  “This innovative service will allow organizations to derive maximum value from their information by making their big data assets actionable.”

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