Pyramid sees strategic relationship with Microsoft key to successfully reaching its target market: enterprise customers requiring enhanced analytic functionality from their Microsoft SQL Server-based BI systems.
Tel Aviv, Israel, May 3, 2011: Pyramid Analytics today announced that it has been selected to join the Microsoft BizSpark One program. Pyramid Analytics provides a web-based Online Analytics Processing (OLAP) viewer that allows business users to fully exploit the rich functionality of Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Server. Operating either as a standalone analytic toolset, or integrated into Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Pyramid provides a complete ad-hoc analytics interface that is both intuitive and powerful, and delivers query performance comparable to best of breed desktop software.
“Given our interoperability with the Microsoft BI tools, we are truly excited to have been invited to join the very dynamic Microsoft BizSpark One program” said Omri Kohl, CEO of Pyramid Analytics. “We strongly believe that Microsoft’s mentorship will further accelerate our sales of Pyramid Analytics solutions to corporations wishing to give their business users more raw analytic power to extract specific, real, and imminently usable information from their investments in SQL Server Analysis Services BI.”
In November 2008, the Microsoft BizSpark program was launched as a global program offering software, support and visibility to early stage startups. Microsoft BizSpark One is the latest expansion of the program. This unique invitation-only program is designed to help accelerate the growth of selected high potential startups through a one-to-one relationship with Microsoft and a global community of advisors, investors, and peers.
“We are pleased to welcome Pyramid Analytics to the BizSpark One Program and believe that their powerful analytics yet familiar and intuitive interface will encourage adoption of BI and will prove to be a valuable offering to our mutual customer” said Matthew Clark, Senior Director of the Emerging Business Team at Microsoft Corp.
With BizSpark One, Microsoft is committed to serving as a valuable technology and business partner for emerging startups and their investors. The program pairs each startup with a dedicated relationship manager at Microsoft who works with the startup to identify its unique opportunities and build a tailored plan to promote the startup’s visibility, expand its network of investors and mentors, expose it to business opportunities, and develop cutting-edge applications.
About Pyramid Analytics:
Pyramid Analytics produces Business Intelligence (BI) tools that render enterprise BI intuitive to the business user. Custom designed for the market leading BI products – Microsoft SQL Server and Analysis Services – Pyramid’s interface has both the familiarity and the seamless integration of an Office productivity suite, yet provides powerful analytic capabilities. The first module, bioXL, is a web-based OLAP viewer for Analysis Services cubes, giving users access to some 90% of Analysis Services’ functionality to easily navigate and explore enterprise data stores. Built from the ground up as a 64bit thin client, Pyramid’s BI tools are designed to handle very large datasets, and can be promptly deployed to 100s and 1000s of users, and finally making enterprise BI truly cloud compatible.