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Getting Started with the Simba Couchbase ODBC Driver

This guest post is by Tim Wong of Simba Technologies partner Couchbase. ODBC has been around since the early 1990’s as a standard API to access various data sources, traditionally against structured data sources like relational databases.  SIMBA Technologies recently released an ODBC Driver for Couchbase; this has opened up Couchbase to a number of third Read the full article





Simba Technologies Introduces ODBC, JDBC Drivers for Couchbase Server 4.0

Today Simba Technologies Inc.®, the worldwide leader in Big Data connectivity, announced the release of the Simba ODBC and JDBC Drivers for Couchbase with SQL Connector. The drivers support the just-announced Couchbase Server 4.0, the high-performance, open-source NoSQL distributed database. The Simba ODBC and JDBC drivers for Couchbase data enable users to enjoy seamless connectivity from their Couchbase database to their BI tool (or tools) of choice.


Making Data Work at Strata + Hadoop World NYC 2015

This year’s Strata + Hadoop World in New York City was all about “Making Data Work.” The key word: “Work,” which epitomized Strata 2015’s pronounced “business-y” tone. Perhaps it has something to do with location (New York compared to say, “perhaps-slightly-more-distanced-from-enterprise-reality” locales like Silicon Valley or Las Vegas), but the focus more likely represents a Read the full article


Simba Technologies Broadens Connectivity Solution Portfolio with ODBC, JDBC Drivers for SQL Server, DynamoDB, and Redshift Data Sources

New ODBC and JDBC Drivers – Already in Use by Key Partners – Extend Simba’s Retail Family of Big Data Connectivity Solutions to Microsoft, Amazon Data Platforms VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – September 29, 2015 – Today Simba Technologies Inc.®, the worldwide leader in Big Data connectivity, announced the release of new ODBC and JDBC drivers Read the full article



SQL Server ODBC Driver Built by Simba Technologies Ships with Microsoft Excel 2016 for Mac

Simba Technologies’ SQL Server ODBC Driver is now included as an integral component of Microsoft’s Excel 2016 for Mac. The Simba-built SQL Server ODBC connector is included with Excel 2016 for Mac, now shipping with Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac (released July 9). Excel 2016 for Mac users can find the SQL Server ODBC connector on the Data tab under “New Database Query.”


What Today’s SAP Analytics-Simba Announcement Means: Seamless ODBC Connectivity Paired with Powerful BI

Today, Simba announced that its connectivity platform has been licensed by SAP for use with SAP’s Analytics suite. The agreement is comprehensive–On the analytics side, the deal covers SAP’s entire Analytics Division line of products. Quoting today’s press release: Through this agreement, Simba extends unlimited licensing of the drivers to groups within SAP in support Read the full article


Simba Technologies Announces Its Connectivity Platform has Been Licensed by SAP for Use with SAP’s Analytics Suite

Today Simba Technologies Inc.®, the worldwide leader in big data connectivity, announced that SAP will use big data connectivity delivery from Simba Technologies for its Analytics Division line of products. Under terms of the agreement, SAP has licensed 18 ODBC and JDBC drivers that will enable SAP® software to connect to data sources via JDBC and ODBC APIs, specifically:
•JDBC: Hadoop Hive, Cloudera Impala, Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR), Amazon Redshift, Spark SQL, Couchbase, MongoDB, and Cassandra
•ODBC: Hadoop Hive, Cloudera Impala, Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR), Amazon Redshift, Spark SQL, Couchbase, HBase, Google BigQuery, MongoDB, and Cassandra


New Case Study: Why Couchbase Chose Simba ODBC and JDBC Drivers for Couchbase Server

Simba ODBC, JDBC Connectivity Makes it Easy to Connect Any Data Source to Leading NoSQL Database Couchbase delivers Couchbase Server, the high-performance, open-source NoSQL distributed database. Developers around the world use Couchbase to build enterprise web, mobile, and IoT applications that support massive data volumes in real time. Couchbase is also the developer of N1QL, Read the full article


Guest Post: Connecting to Salesforce Data Through SAP BusinessObjects with an ODBC Driver

Mitesh Shah is a senior Business Intelligence consultant for Decision First Technologies, a BI consulting firm and SAP gold partner. Shah recently evaluated ODBC connectors for Salesforce data access via SAP BusinessObjects from different ODBC driver vendors. His assessments are candid and thorough. In the end, he endorsed the native ODBC driver that comes with SAP BusinessObjects, an Read the full article


Simba Technologies® Introduces New, Powerful JDBC Driver with SQL Connector for Apache Spark™

More Flexibility, Better Performance: Data Scientists Using Java Applications Can Now SQL-query Spark Data via the JDBC API

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – June 16, 2015 – Today Simba Technologies Inc.®, the worldwide leader in Big Data connectivity extended its pioneering leadership in the Spark connectivity space, and announced the release of the new Simba Apache Spark Driver for JDBC with SQL Connector. The new Spark JDBC driver with SQL Connector gives data scientists greater flexibility and faster connectivity for Java applications accessing Spark via the JDBC API.


Hadoop Summit 2015: A Retrospective from Exhibit Hall Booth S13

This year’s just-wrapped Hadoop Summit 2015–particularly the exhibit hall–was somewhat subdued compared to last year. Yet attendance was up at least 10% over 2014. Could attendees be suffering Hadoop-fatigue? Or just tradeshow-fatigue? More reasonable explanation: Hadoop’s not a novelty anymore, and as adoption has climbed, attendees seek out optimization counsel, when in the past they Read the full article


Simba Technologies™, MapR Team (Again) on ODBC Connectivity for Apache Drill 1.0

  Building upon Long-term Partnership, MapR Delivers Simba-developed, ODBC 3.8-compliant Drill Connector in Namesake Hadoop Distribution VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – June 9, 2015 – Today Simba Technologies Inc.®, the worldwide leader in Big Data connectivity announced the availability of its ODBC driver developed specifically for Apache Drill v1.0. Apache Drill v1.0—a low-latency SQL query engine Read the full article


Simba Technologies Joins with Simon Fraser University and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada to Fund New Chair for Women in Science and Engineering for BC and Yukon

SFU Professor Dr. Lesley Shannon Awarded Five-year Term to Promote Opportunities for Women in Science and Engineering VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – May 22, 2015 – Today Simba Technologies Inc.®, the worldwide leader in Big Data connectivity announced it is partnering with Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Read the full article


New Case Study: How Concur Books It with SAP Lumira, Apache Spark, and Simba Connectivity

Concur handles expense reports. A LOT of expense reports. Think billions. As the world’s leading provider of spend management solutions and services, Concur delivers scalable T&E services for millions of companies from small to F100. And that requires processing a LOT of data. Think trillions. For analytics at such a massive scale, Concur’s leaders looked Read the full article


Simba Technologies® Launches New SimbaEngine® ODBC and JDBC Software Development Platform; Takes Development Performance, Ease of Deployment to New Heights

  The SDK Built for Speed Gets Even Faster: New 9.5 Version of Market-Leading SDK Outpaces the Competition with Expanded Collaborative Query Execution, Driver Manager Auto-detection, and Enhanced Mac Support VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – May 12, 2015 – Today Simba Technologies Inc.®, the worldwide leader in Big Data connectivity announced the launch of the new Read the full article


Simba Technologies Introduces Salesforce Adapter for SAP Data Services, Now Available for Developer Preview

  Connects SAP Data Services to Salesforce: Customers Can Now Query Salesforce Data Directly  VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – May 7, 2015 – Today Simba Technologies Inc.®, the worldwide leader in Big Data connectivity, announced the developer preview release of its new Salesforce Adapter for SAP Data Services. The software was developed in conjunction with SAP’s Read the full article


Analytics at the Speed of Spark: How Concur Books It with SAP Lumira, Apache Spark, and Simba ODBC

Concur handles expense reports. A LOT of expense reports. Think billions. As the world’s leading provider of spend management solutions and services, Concur delivers scalable T&E services for millions of companies from small to F100. And that requires processing a LOT of data. Think trillions. For analytics at such a massive scale, Concur’s leaders looked Read the full article




Hadoop, Stormtroopers, and Flash Mobs, Oh My! A Strata + Hadoop World 2015 Recap from the Exhibit Floor

Another Strata + Hadoop World event has come and gone, and well, what can I say, other than this is (yet again) one way to spend your VC funding. (“Oh. Another flash mob. Yaaaaaaay…”) Yep, performances every 45 minutes or so Thursday. Tricky to finish conversation when the catchy “thumpa-thumpa” music starts up next door. Read the full article


Databricks Offers Simba Technologies-developed ODBC 3.8 Connectivity, SQL Capability for Apache Spark

New Case Study: Why and How Databricks Chose Simba to Deliver ODBC Connectivity in the Cloud VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – February 18, 2015 – Today Simba Technologies Inc.®, the worldwide leader in Big Data connectivity, announced the release of a new case study: “Databricks Chooses Simba for ODBC Connectivity in the Cloud.” The case study Read the full article