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Simba Technologies Releases Updated ODBO to XMLA Data Provider

September 8, 2010 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

SimbaO2X Connects Popular ODBO-based Business Intelligence Tools Such As Microsoft Excel to Multi-dimensional XMLA Data Sources

Vancouver, BC – September 8, 2010 – Simba Technologies Inc., industry’s choice for standards-based relational and multi-dimensional data connectivity products, announced today the immediate availability of SimbaO2X 4.3. SimbaO2X is the de facto solution for connecting OLE DB for OLAP (ODBO) based applications, such as Microsoft Excel PivotTables, to XML for Analysis (XMLA) based data sources from multiple vendors.

Notable new features in SimbaO2X 4.3 include Microsoft Excel 2010 support and support for both 32-bit and 64-bit applications.

“With SimbaO2X 4.3, our customers can now use 64-bit, ODBO-based business intelligence applications to more easily work with, analyze and present larger datasets,” said Suzanne Hoffman, Simba’s Vice President of Sales. “Similarly, customers can leverage new features like visual slicers, sparklines and other functionality introduced in Excel 2010 when working with their XMLA-based data. SimbaO2X 4.3 supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Excel.”

SimbaO2X is used by both proprietary and open source software companies to enable data analysis with popular applications – such as Microsoft Excel – which utilize the ODBO data standard to communicate with other software products in the marketplace. SimbaO2X enables ODBO-based applications like Excel to be used in a web services environment to query and analyze data over networks or the Web. Data queried is stored in multi-dimensional data stores using the widely-accepted XMLA and Multi-dimensional eXpressions (MDX) data standards. SimbaO2X, in effect, seamlessly converts ODBO-based queries to XMLA.

SimbaO2X is built upon Simba’s proven, standards-based data technologies, incorporating the company’s expertise and deep domain knowledge. Simba’s ODBO and XMLA technologies are used by the majority of software vendors who have MDX query language data providers for connectivity to Microsoft Excel.

SimbaO2X is fully compliant with ODBO, XMLA and MDX query language data standards for wide interoperability with numerous products and solutions in the marketplace. The product is sold separately or bundled with Simba’s industry-leading SimbaProvider MDX Software Development Kit (SDK), which includes Simba’s full MDX 2005 query language engine that can be used to add standardized MDX to multi-dimensional or star-schema relational data sources.

For more information on SimbaO2X, visit: http://www.simba.com/odbo-to-xmla.htm.

For a free evaluation download of SimbaO2X, visit:

http://www.simba.com/evaluate-odbo-to-xmla.htm.

For information on SimbaProvider MDX SDK, visit: http://www.simba.com/olap-sdk.htm.

 About Simba Technologies Inc.

Simba Technologies (http://www.simba.com) is the recognized world leader in standards-based data access products, solutions and services for both relational and multi-dimensional data sources. Simba provides data connectivity solutions and software development services to many of the world’s leading companies on various platforms, including Windows, Mac, UNIX, Linux and many mobile device platforms. Simba’s data connectivity products support multiple interfaces, including ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB, OLE DB for OLAP (ODBO), XML for Analysis (XMLA), ADO, ADO.NET, ADOMD and ADOMD.NET.

Simba’s software is used worldwide. Its customers include leading independent software vendors and global enterprises such as Microsoft®, Oracle®, Infor®, SAP® and Teradata®.

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