Version 2021

MicroStrategy Intelligence Server

MicroStrategy Server benefits all user roles. The fully featured server infrastructure is the backbone of any MicroStrategy implementation and offers all the core platform services, which include:

  • 64-bit server infrastructure to scale to big data volumes and a large number of users.
  • Ability to connect to and join data from multiple data sources.
  • In-memory acceleration of analytical processing for instantaneous response.
  • Processing of all analytic styles from self-service data discovery to beautiful, immersive information apps to the industry's broadest spectrum of advanced analytics.
  • Proactive distribution of personalized reports and alerts.
  • Ability to embed actionable intelligence in analytical applications.

In addition to all the features above, the Server product includes highly useful monitoring and automation tools for organizations to effectively and efficiently manage their deployments.

Windows Installer 3.0 or later is required to install MicroStrategy products on a Windows platform.

To install MicroStrategy software, you can download it from the MicroStrategy download site.

To support the use of a graphical user interface for MicroStrategy tools and installing MicroStrategy products on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, you must install the libstdc++-4.4.4-XX.el6.i686 package included with your install media. If you are using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1, you must also install the libstdc++-4.4.5-XX.el6.i686, elfutils-libelf-devel.x86-64.rpm, and libXp.x86-64.rpm packages included with your install media. If you are using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x or 7.x, you must install nss-pam-ldapd.i686.rpm and compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-69.el6.i686.rpm.

You must have an Intelligence Server Universal license to install on 64-bit Windows operating systems.

MicroStrategy Intelligence Server

MicroStrategy Intelligence Server delivers world-class monitoring, reporting, and analysis on a single integrated platform, offering next generation BI capabilities for the full range of BI applications. MicroStrategy Intelligence Server is the architectural foundation of the MicroStrategy platform. It performs the following critical tasks for the MicroStrategy BI platform:

  • Runs queries, performs calculations, and formats reports
  • Significantly improves user-perceived query performance
  • Efficiently manages thousands of end-user requests (jobs)
  • Serves as a central point for the MicroStrategy metadata

Intelligence Server also provides a library of over 150 different sophisticated mathematical and statistical functions, which can be added to. See the Functions Reference for details about these functions.

All other products in the platform work in conjunction with Intelligence Server and benefit from its broad functionality.

The subcomponents of MicroStrategy Intelligence Server are as follows:

For information on clustering Intelligence Servers, see the System Administration Help.

TCP: 30241

TCP: 34952

TCP: 34962

Two-Way SSL: 39320

Two-Way SSL: 39321

Linux Information

Configuration: Metadata object - Registry File

Log Location: <logpath>/DSSerrors.log

Windows Information

Configuration: Metadata object - ServerDef Windows Registry

Installation: <InstallPath>\MicroStrategy\Intelligence Server

Log Location: <InstallPath>\Common Files\MicroStrategy\log\DSSErrors.log

Directory Structure

The following table lists folders and files of interest that are included in the default directory structure after installing Intelligence Server.

The default folder is:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\MicroStrategy\Product Name when installed on a 64-bit Windows environment.
  • /opt/MicroStrategy/Product Name, or $HOME/MicroStrategy/install/Product Name if you do not have write access to /opt/MicroStrategy, when installed on Linux environments.

If installing over previous versions of the product, the folder remains the same.

Directory Contents
\Intelligence Server MicroStrategy Intelligence Server root folder

MicroStrategy OLAP Services

MicroStrategy OLAP Services uses the concept of Intelligent Cube, an in-memory version of a report that can be manipulated by the Analytical Engine. MicroStrategy Developer, MicroStrategy Web, and MicroStrategy Office users can slice and dice data in reports within the Intelligent Cubes without having to re-execute SQL against the data warehouse.

For information on OLAP Services, see the In-memory Analytics Help.

MicroStrategy Report Services

MicroStrategy Report Services is the enterprise reporting engine of the MicroStrategy business intelligence platform. A MicroStrategy Report Services document contains objects representing data coming from one or more reports, as well as positioning and formatting information. It is used to format data from multiple reports in a single display of presentation quality.

For information on Report Services, see the Document Creation Help .

MicroStrategy Distribution Services

MicroStrategy Distribution Services provides high-volume, automated distribution of reports, documents, dossiers, and business performance alerts via email, file servers, FTP servers, and networked printers.

MicroStrategy Transaction Services

MicroStrategy Transaction Services lets you embed write-back functionality into reports and dashboards for the purposes of decision-making or initiating a transaction. These transactions can include one-click approvals and denials, notes for tracking and directing business activity, and write-back to data sources in real time.

Users of MicroStrategy Web, MicroStrategy Mobile for iPhone, and MicroStrategy Mobile for iPad can employ these transaction capabilities from reports, dashboards, and MicroStrategy Mobile applications.

MultiSource Option

With MultiSource Option, you can connect a project to multiple relational data sources. This allows you to integrate all your information from various databases and other relational data sources into a single MicroStrategy project for reporting and analysis purpose. All data sources included using the MultiSource Option are integrated as part of the same relational schema for a project.

For information on using MultiSource Option, see the Project Design Help.

MicroStrategy Command Manager

MicroStrategy Command Manager is an application designed to simplify and automate administration tasks, such as add, delete, or update enterprise-level data associated with large numbers of users and user groups. Additionally, Command Manager allows you to manage various configuration settings within the MicroStrategy platform.

For information on using Command Manager, see the System Administration Help.

MicroStrategy Enterprise Manager

MicroStrategy Enterprise Manager provides insights about governing and tuning all areas of your MicroStrategy environment. With Enterprise Manager, you can see a variety of Intelligence Server usage statistics. The statistics shown in predefined reports displayed by Enterprise Manager can help you make scheduling decisions, analyze bottlenecks, and tune performance.

For information on using Enterprise Manager, see the Enterprise Manager Guide.

MicroStrategy System Manager

MicroStrategy System Manager lets you define multiple configurations for your MicroStrategy environment that can be executed in a single workflow. This provides the ability to deploy various configurations to as many systems as required. You can deploy these configurations using a standard interface, an interactive command line process, or a completely silent configuration process.

System Manager lets you create a workflow visually, allowing you to see the step-by-step process that leads the workflow from one configuration to the next. This visual approach to creating a workflow can help you to notice opportunities to troubleshoot and error check configurations as part of a workflow.

For information on using MicroStrategy System Manager to configure and deploy your MicroStrategy environments, see the System Administration Help.

MicroStrategy Narrowcast Server

MicroStrategy Narrowcast Server proactively distributes personalized information to employees, business partners, and customers through a variety of devices, including mobile phones, email, and Web pages. The distribution of personalized messages and targeted offers is triggered according to predefined schedules and exception criteria, delivering information in a timely and convenient manner. Narrowcast Server also provides a self-subscription portal, easing administrative responsibilities and empowering information consumers to choose the information they receive. Narrowcast Server can draw information from relational or non-relational sources.

Subscriptions can also be supported through Intelligence Server with the introduction of Distribution Services. For information on Distribution Services, see MicroStrategy Distribution Services.

For information on Narrowcast Server subcomponents, see the MicroStrategy Narrowcast Server Installation and Configuration Guide.

SequeLink ODBC Socket Server

SequeLink is a complete, end-to-end solution for configuring and managing data access across virtually any number of data stores, operating systems, and deployment options. SequeLink ODBC Socket Server is required to support MicroStrategy Narrowcast Server. It can also be used to access Microsoft Access databases and Microsoft Excel files stored on a Windows machine from an Intelligence Server hosted on a Linux machine (see MicroStrategy ODBC Driver for SequeLink).

The SequeLink ODBC Socket Server that is provided with a MicroStrategy installation is for exclusive use with the MicroStrategy Product Suite. You are not licensed to use this product with any application other than MicroStrategy products. You can contact Progress® DataDirect® to purchase the SequeLink ODBC Socket Server for use with non-MicroStrategy products.