Vancouver, BC - June 8, 2010 - Simba Technologies Inc., industry’s source for standards-based relational and multi-dimensional data connectivity solutions, announced today the release of SimbaProvider OLAP SDK 4.3 – the industry leading Software Development Kit (SDK) for implementing OLE DB for OLAP (ODBO) and XML for Analysis (XMLA) data connectivity that connects business intelligence and analytics products like Microsoft Excel and SAP BusinessObjects Voyager to data sources.
SimbaProvider OLAP SDK 4.3 supports 64-bit OLE DB for OLAP (ODBO) for data connectivity with the latest generation of applications like Microsoft Excel 2010. Microsoft added 64-bit support in Excel 2010, now offering Excel in two versions – 32-bit and 64-bit – the latter being used with 64-bit operating environments.
Native 64-bit ODBO data providers, such as those that can be built with SimbaProvider OLAP SDK, provide increased performance and scalability. 64-bit technology enables greater access to memory, which in turn allows faster access to data. With a 64-bit ODBO data provider, users are better able to perform analysis on larger datasets and more quickly gain insight from data. SimbaProvider OLAP SDK has supported 64-bit MDX query language server development since early 2006.
“SimbaProvider OLAP SDK 4.3 supports native 64-bit development end-to-end,” said Russ Tront, Simba’s Director of Product Management. “Now that Microsoft has extended the ODBO specification to include 64-bit clients coinciding with the release of Excel 2010, SimbaProvider customers can fully leverage the toolkit to build native, 64-bit ODBO data providers coupled with Simba’s 64-bit MDX Query Language Engine for a complete 64-bit data connectivity solution. No other ODBO/MDX SDK offers native 64-bit support.”
Other notable enhancements to SimbaProvider OLAP SDK include enhanced development tools and a new GUI-based MDX query language testing application that supports 64-bit ODBO data provider development.
SimbaProvider OLAP SDK is the single, most widely used ODBO SDK and XMLA SDK for building standards-based data providers that connect OLAP-based business intelligence and analytics applications to multi-dimensional and star schema relational data sources. With SimbaProvider SDK, users can integrate their data source with the newest generation of analytical applications and development environments, such as Microsoft Excel, SAP Business Objects, IBM Cognos, ADOMD, ADOMD.NET and many others.
SimbaProvider OLAP SDK enables the development of robust 32-bit and 64-bit ODBO Providers and both .NET-based and Java-based XMLA Providers, ensuring the utmost in interoperability and cross-platform enabled data connectivity solutions. SimbaProvider OLAP SDK includes Simba’s 32-bit and 64-bit MDX 2005 Engines, which contribute to why it’s considered to be the leading MDX Query Language SDK.
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Simba Technologies Inc. (http://www.simba.com) is the recognized world leader in standards-based data access products, solutions and services for both relational and multi-dimensional data sources. Simba delivers data connectivity and interoperability solutions to many of the world's leading companies on various platforms, including Windows, Mac, UNIX and Linux. Simba's best-in-class products support multiple data interfaces, including ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB, OLE DB for OLAP (ODBO), XML for Analysis (XMLA), ADO, ADO.NET, ADOMD, and ADOMD.NET.
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