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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

Life at Simba: AYCE Sushi Lunches

November 6, 2014 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Life at Simba   tagged as Life at Simba   Sushi  

m4s0n501   If you ask most Vancouverites what the quintessential cuisine is for Vancouver, you’ll likely be told “sushi.” Located in the heart of Vancouver, Simba Technologies is surrounded by the mountains to the north, the ocean to the west, and a plethora of Sushi restaurants. What better way to … Read More

DSN Hierarchy Models for ODBC Administrators on Mac OS X

November 4, 2014 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Data Access   Data Technologies   ODBC   tagged as Mac   ODBC  

Mac OS X has never had a large need for ODBC administrators on Mac: There are few tools which consume ODBC drivers. But if you want to create a driver, you’ll need to know where to place your sample DSNs. Previously, ODBC Administrator came standard with the Mac operating system … Read More

Simba Revolutionizes Connectivity Driver Development with SimbaEngine SDK 9.4

November 4, 2014 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in ADO.NET   Big Data   Data Analytics   Data Technologies   JDBC   ODBC   Simba Technologies   tagged as ADO.NET   JDBC   ODBC   OLE DB   OSX   SQL  

I’m pleased to announce the launch of SimbaEngine SDK 9.4, which brings development of extreme performance data drivers (ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET and OLE DB) for SQL-enabled and non-SQL data stores to the next level. SimbaEngine SDK 9.4 features brand new JDBC 4.1 support and the capability to build an OLE … Read More

Strata NYC 2014 retrospective

November 2, 2014 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Big Data   Data Technologies   Databricks   Hadoop   Hive   MapR   ODBC   Spark   SQL   Web/Tech  

It took Strata three years to outgrow a hotel. I had to consult my Google calendar to confirm that it was only three years ago–in September 2011–when Oreilly held the first Strata conference at the Marriott Marquis. By comparison, the 2014 event was at the spacious Javits Center. The difference … Read More

Introducing the New Simba MongoDB ODBC Driver: SQL for MongoDB Data is Here!

October 28, 2014 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Big Data   MongoDB   ODBC  

Simba Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of version 1.7 of its innovative Simba Technologies MongoDB ODBC Driver, providing best-in-class connectivity for MongoDB data sources. The release features several ground-breaking advances, notably a breakthrough SQL interface for MongoDB, industry-first support for ODBC 3.8, and better performance. The followings … Read More

Simba in the Big Apple: A Strata + Hadoop World NYC Recap

October 27, 2014 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Big Data   Cloudera   Data Analytics   Data Visualizations   Databricks   Hadoop   ODBC   SAP   Simba Technologies   Spark   Tableau   tagged as Actian   Cloudera   Hadoop   ODBC   SAP   Spark  

Last week, Simba Technologies joined with several thousand close friends at the Javits Convention Center in New York City for the Strata + Hadoop World conference. The theme of this year’s NYC event was “Make Data Work,” seemingly all the more important given the event’s urban locale. Some highlights: How … Read More

Connect Salesforce to Tableau, Excel, or QlikView in 5 minutes

October 26, 2014 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Webinars  

Your data’s in Salesforce. Your BI tool is Tableau. Or Excel. Or QlikView. You need to connect, and you need to connect fast. In this brief how-to video, Simba Technologies engineer Kyle Porter walks through how to connect a MongoDB data source to Tableau in just a few easy steps.