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My GranFondo Experience

October 2, 2014 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Life at Simba  

Shortly after I started work at Simba, several people were recognized for signing up to ride the Whistler GranFondo bike race. Simba-logoed jerseys were ceremonially distributed, and everyone discussed training plans. That summer, those riders frequently did after-work group rides out to the top of Cypress, to Burnaby Mountain for … Read More

Digital Economy Congress 2014

October 2, 2014 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Big Data   Cloud   Data Analytics   Web Services   Web/Tech  

I have the privilege of speaking on the Big Data Analytics panel of next week’s Digital Economy Congress here in Vancouver. I’m looking forward to hearing from both leaders both local and farther afield. I was given the opportunity to sound off on the idea of our digital economy. Or as … Read More

Recapping Cassandra Summit 2014 (featuring CQL3)

September 19, 2014 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Big Data   Cassandra   Datastax   NoSQL   ODBC  

It must have been a busier than usual week in San Francisco last week. (Or at least when you check in to your hotel and the attendant asks you which of three conferences you’re visiting for, I figure it might be an atypical week.) The 2014 Cassandra Summit was at the … Read More

Now Available: Simba Technologies Google BigQuery ODBC Driver with SQL Connector v. 1.1.7

September 10, 2014 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Google   Google BigQuery   ODBC   SQL   tagged as BigQuery   Google   ODBC   SQL Connector  

m4s0n501 Version 1.1.7 of the Simba ODBC Driver with SQL Connector for Google BigQuery has been released. The release introduces new features (ODBC 3.8 support) and enhancements (you no longer need to set environment variables to pick up the correct dependencies on Linux and Mac). For more details, check out … Read More

Connecting Apache Hive™ to ODBC/JDBC Applications: A How-to

September 9, 2014 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Big Data   Hadoop   JDBC   MapR   ODBC   tagged as Hive   JDBC   MapR   ODBC  

(This Simba Technologies-authored post is published at MapR. Read it in its entirety here.) The MapR Distribution including Apache™ Hadoop® employs drivers from Simba Technologies to connect to client ODBC and JDBC applications allowing you to access data on MapR from tools like Tableau with ODBC or SQuirreL with JDBC. … Read More

Connect Tableau to MongoDB, Salesforce, Cassandra, and…Well, Just About Anything

August 27, 2014 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Big Data   Cassandra   MongoDB   ODBC   Salesforce   Simba Technologies   SQL   Tableau   tagged as Cassandra   MongoDB   ODBC   Salesforce   Tableau  

The good folks at Tableau Software (@Tableau) recently released v8.2 of their flagship analytics software, extending their reach to the Mac platform. Even cooler, Tableau chose Simba’s ODBC technology to power SQL connectivity for the solution, embedding Simba code into their Mac-platform offering. (They liked Simba connectivity so much they put their … Read More

Simba continues to lead with ODBC for Spark SQL and everything else

August 25, 2014 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in ADO.NET   Data Access   JDBC   ODBC  

In the “Big Data” space, Simba has always been the leader in data connectivity being the first to provide ODBC and JDBC drivers for the many new data sources.  All of the major Hadoop vendors including Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR use the Simba ODBC and JDBC drivers in their distributions.  … Read More

“A Shark by any other name would run as fast (or faster)”

August 21, 2014 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Big Data   Data Access   Databricks   JDBC   ODBC   Shark   Spark   SQL   Uncategorized  

What’s in a name? Pardon my paraphrase of a certain bard: What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; It was announced at the 2014 Spark Summit that Shark would retire. Since then and despite Reynold’s post on the last day of Summit … Read More