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MicroStrategy Architect™

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MicroStrategy Architect™ is a rapid development tool that abstracts the organizational business model into a layered and reusable object-oriented centralized metadata by mapping physical data structures to MicroStrategy objects. Using MicroStrategy Architect, developers can abstract the physical schema into a set of business terms – attributes and facts - that are familiar to the business user.

Through a graphical interface, application developers can use intuitive wizards, editors and common motor functions such as right click to define the business terms that match the departmental, workgroup or enterprise requirements. Architects can build BI applications that span multiple data sources from a single interface. The reusable object oriented metadata allows any change made to be automatically propagated to all reports. Therefore, unlike our competitors, there is no need to alter every report, saving time and frustrating work. MicroStrategy Architect lets application designers abstract a common, centrally defined business model for end user reporting.

Features At A Glance

  • Single consolidated interface for project modeling
  • Seamless access to all major databases
  • Supports all types of data warehouse schemas
  • Automatic mapping of attributes and facts
  • Direct access to operational data sources
  • Project Modeling on heterogeneous data- sources
  • Publication of projects into multiple languages and locales

Benefits At A Glance

  • Single interface allows users to rapidly develop applications
  • Real time view of project model
  • Project modeling can be undertaken through drag and drop and right click features
  • Reusable objects present single version of the truth
  • Automated project modeling ability reduces manual effort
  • Rapid project development and deployment

Product Highlights

Intuitive Graphical Interface for Application building

Architects can use the intuitive functions, like drag-and-drop and right click functionality, to rapidly develop a modeled BI application. Through one single interface, users can access multiple data-sources, create attributes and facts and design hierarchies. Such a visual insight of the databases and the business model limits mistakes and discrepancies and reduces the manual architectural effort.

Real Time View of Project Business Model

Architects can design business hierarchies from the same interface thereby providing a real time view of the business model. The centralized reusable object oriented metadata instantly propagates changes to objects, providing “a single version of the truth” to all users accessing the BI application.

Build Versatile Applications Quickly

MicroStrategy Architect is the only tool in the industry that can be used to create business intelligence applications against multiple terabyte-sized data warehouses based on any business model. An application spanning multiple heterogeneous data sources can be built allowing architects to present information from any data-source from your organization on a single report or a dashboard. Unlike solutions that bind the database model directly to the application, MicroStrategy Architect maintains a rich abstraction layer that separates the distinct requirements of business intelligence solutions from the definition of the physical database schema. Advanced attribute and fact recognition algorithms can automatically define project objects reducing manual effort and saving development time.

Freehand SQL-based Logical Table Creation

Administrators can create logical table views by defining customized table structures using freeform SQL statements within a MicroStrategy project. Logical Tables allow architects to design "views" outside the RDBMS and inside a MicroStrategy project or metadata. These virtual tables are used as derived tables by MicroStrategy’s ROLAP SQL Engine.