No Such Thing as a Free Lunch? Not If You Work at Simba

January 28, 2015 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Life at Simba   tagged as LifeAtSimba  

Did You Say Free Lunch? It’s 10PM on a Sunday night and I haven’t packed my lunch yet for tomorrow. I’m not worried though. I could go out and eat. There are plenty of lunch options nearby. Or, better yet, I could partake in the FREE lunch offered by Simba. … Read More

Data Wrangling – a very important part of data management

January 15, 2015 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Uncategorized   tagged as data wrangling  

I was recently reading an article entitled “An Introduction to Data Wrangling” by Stephen Swoyer at TDWI.  Stephen interviews Stephanie Langenfeld McReynolds at Trifacta.  One interesting quote from Stephanie is “The work that you do with data wrangling others would call ‘data plumbing’ or even janitorial work, but when you … Read More

Introducing the new Simba Cassandra ODBC Driver V2

January 15, 2015 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Big Data   Cassandra   Data Analytics   ODBC   Simba Technologies   tagged as Cassandra   Mac   NoSQL   ODBC   ODBC 3.8   SQL  

Today, we announced the launch of version two of our Cassandra ODBC connector. The release introduces several new features, including: Mac Support – Lets Mac users connect directly to Cassandra data clusters. ODBC 3.8 Support – This is the first ODBC 3.8-compliant Cassandra driver in the market, and it takes advantage … Read More

Have a Happy New and denormalized Year…

December 31, 2014 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Big Data   Data Access   Data Technologies   General   SQL   Web/Tech  

Gosh, it’s been almost a year since I last touched on the subject of JSON. But a couple of articles crossed my path that I think are worthwhile to reflect on so I’m going to share them here: TDWI had a good piece on the necessary evolution of data warehousing in the present era of denormalized … Read More

Free Download – Simba MongoDB Extension for Lumira

December 12, 2014 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in MongoDB   SAP  

As promised in our most recent webinar “Connect SAP Lumira to MongoDB Data with the Data Extension API“, we are providing Simba MongoDB Extension for Lumira for you to download. This extension provides native access to MongoDB from SAP Lumira via the Simba MongoDB ODBC Driver, allowing you to analyze your data … Read More

To MongoDB and Back – An SAP Lumira Data Access Extension API Case Study with Simba Technologies

December 10, 2014 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Webinars  

SAP Lumira lets you unlock the full potential of data with stunning, interactive visualizations. But what do you do when that full potential is contained in a new data source? In this engaging, interactive webinar, data experts from SAP’s Lumira team will introduce SAP Lumira’s Data Access Extension API, and … Read More

The Simba Technologies Spark ODBC Driver is Ready To Go!

December 3, 2014 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in ODBC   Spark  

Today, Simba Technologies Inc. announced the launch of its innovative Spark ODBC Driver version 1.0.2. The Simba ODBC Driver with SQL Connector for Apache Spark is used for direct SQL and Spark SQL access to Apache Hadoop / Spark distributions, enabling Business Intelligence (BI), analytics, and reporting on Hadoop-based data. … Read More

Simba Gets Crafty

November 18, 2014 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Life at Simba  

As software engineers, we aren’t often presented a chance to express our artistic talents…at least when it comes to sculpting. Not so at Simba! Every year, in the week before Halloween, Simbians and their friends and families show off their creative skills in the annual pumpkin-carving and potluck party as … Read More