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Remote Data Access on Mobile Devices: Overview & Best Practices

August 12, 2015 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Data Access   Data Driver SDK   Mobile  

Remote data access on mobile devices presents developers and users with a number of unique challenges not found in server or desktop environments. Unreliable network connections, battery life optimization, and security implications are the major factors that need to be considered by developers and end users. This post gives a brief overview of these issues and offers some best practices.

Connecting Microsoft Power BI to Amazon Redshift using Simba Redshift ODBC Driver

August 11, 2015 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Power BI   Redshift  

This video shows you step-by-step how to configure the Simba Redshift ODBC driver, then connect to Amazon Redshift using Microsoft PowerBI Desktop and create a simple visualization.

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

August 11, 2015 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Big Data   Business Intelligence   Cassandra   Cloudera   Couchbase   Data Access   Data Analytics   Data Visualizations   Google BigQuery   Hadoop   Hive   JDBC   Lumira   MongoDB   NoSQL   ODBC   SAP   Simba Technologies   Spark   SQL   tagged as Amazon EMR   Amazon Redshift   BI   BigQuery   Cassandra   Cloudera   Cloudera Impala   Couchbase   Crystal Reports   HBase   Hive   Lumira   MongoDB   NoSQL   Redshift   SAP   SAP Analytics   SAP BusinessObjects   SAP Lumira   Spark   Spark SQL   SQL  

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 … Read More

The future of Hortonworks and Hadoop

July 23, 2015 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Big Data   Hadoop   Hortonworks  

I was reading an article by Dan Woods at Forbes.com titled “Can Hortonworks Dominate The Hadoop Market?”  Dan analyzes where Hadoop market and where Hortonworks fits into the scheme of things.  This is good analysis to see where the Hadoop market is today and where it can be by 2020.  … Read More

Setting up a Virtual Private Cloud on AWS: Our experience

July 21, 2015 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Big Data   Cloud   General   Web/Tech   tagged as AWS   VPC  

35 days. As part of benchmarking our ResultSet compression protocol, we wanted to set up our own private network on AWS. 35 days. That’s the number of working days it took for us to get a working virtual private cloud (VPC) on AWS. Why so long you ask? Great question! … Read More

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

July 21, 2015 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Big Data   Couchbase   Data Access   Data Technologies   JDBC   Lumira   Microsoft Excel   NoSQL   ODBC   Simba Technologies   Tableau   tagged as Couchbase   Excel   JDBC   JSON   Lumira   N1QL   NoSQL   ODBC   SimbaTech   Tableau  

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 … Read More

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

July 9, 2015 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Big Data   Data Access   Data Analytics   ODBC   Salesforce   SAP   Simba Technologies   tagged as BusinessObjects   ODBC   ODBC Connector   ODBC driver   Salesforce   SAP  

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 … Read More

ODBC Driver Testing and Validation for Tableau BI

June 19, 2015 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Tableau   tagged as Certification  

In order to build engaging visual analytics that help people understand their data, Tableau BI software relies on an ODBC driver to provide a broad set of capabilities. Simba ODBC drivers have been bundled and shipped with Tableau BI software since Tableau version 8.2. Simba engineers know that seamless connectivity … Read More