I am very proud to tell everyone that our SimbaEngine SDK 9.3 is ready now. Simba continues to demonstrate its leadership with industry’s first ODBC 3.8 support in an SDK. Simba once again joins Microsoft to bring the state of ODBC one big step forward. Here are four major new features that I really like to highlight:

Full ODBC 3.8 Asynchronous Executions
Asynchronous execution of connection-level functions is one of the most important features in the ODBC 3.8 standard. SimbaEngine SDK now supports asynchronous execution of ODBC functions at both the connection and the statement levels. If you want developers to use your drivers to build more responsive or larger scale applications, you should seriously consider upgrading your drivers to ODBC 3.8.

ODBC 3.8 C Data Type Extensibility
ODBC drivers are no longer constrained by the C data types defined by the ODBC standards. They can now define their own C data types. The new SimbaEngine SDK release supports the development of such drivers.

Concurrent Statement Operations
We have put a major development effort in re-engineering the SDK so that more ODBC functions at the statement level can now execute concurrently. This means much better throughput for applications that require concurrency at the statement level. The SDK continues to support full concurrency at the connection level.

Custom Scalar & Aggregate Functions
You asked and we listened! This is one of the popular requests from our customers. The SDK now supports developing drivers which can expose their own scalar and aggregate functions not defined by either the ODBC or the SQL standards. We want to make sure that you can use the SDK to build drivers that can expose the full capabilities of your data stores.

All existing customers with an active support account are eligible for a free upgrade. Please contact us through support [at] simba.com. Our support team will be more than happy to help.

For more information on the SimbaEngine SDK 9.3 release, check this out http://www.simba.com/products/simba-engine-sdk.