PALO ALTO, Calif., October 7, 2014Altiscale, Inc., a leading innovator in Hadoop-as-a-Service (HaaS) solutions, and Simba Technologies, Inc., the leader in ODBC 3.8 and JDBC 4.0 Big Data connectivity solutions, today announced it has partnered to provide Simba Technologies’ industry-leading ODBC driver as part of Altiscale’s SQL-on-Hadoop offering. By doing so, Altiscale makes it remarkably easy for its customers to use clients like Tableau or Excel to access data at arbitrary scale in Hadoop.

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“Simba’s leadership in database connectivity made it the obvious choice,” said Raymie Stata, Altiscale’s founder and CEO. “Together, we’re able to deliver a powerful connectivity solution to customers that enables them to get SQL-on-Hadoop up in running in a matter of days, with almost no risk or up front costs.”

“Businesses want to control their data-growth costs without relinquishing the familiar tools they’re accustomed to using,” said Simba Technologies CEO Amyn Rajan. “With this partnership, Altiscale opens up the world of Hadoop to them. We’re proud to be a part of a solution that will serve as a catalyst for businesses to leverage Hadoop to compete more effectively.”

Altiscale differentiates itself by providing Hadoop as a SaaS service.  The offering, called Altiscale Data Cloud, includes Hadoop operations.  Altiscale monitors, manages, fixes, and updates Hadoop for its customers.

The Altiscale Data Cloud with ODBC 3.8 access via Simba is available now. Interested parties can also find out more at next week’s Strata + Hadoop World conference taking place in New York City at the Javits Center from October 15 through October 17, 2014. Appointments to learn more can be made by contacting Simeon Sanderson at ssanderson@altiscale.com or just stop by Altiscale’s booth #446 or Simba Technologies’ booth #333.

About Altiscale, Inc.:

The Altiscale Data Cloud was created to provide organizations access to the only infrastructure “purpose-built” for Hadoop, as well as the operational expertise needed to execute complex Hadoop projects. By monitoring both the infrastructure and jobs, Altiscale provides unparalleled levels of service for its customers. Founded in 2012, the Altiscale team has been on the forefront of Apache Hadoop – from its incubation at Yahoo to operating more than 40,000 Hadoop nodes. As a company that understands the transformative power of this technology and its challenges, no other organization is better positioned to deliver reliable and scalable Apache Hadoop. Investors include Sequoia Capital, General Catalyst and Accel Partners. For more information, please visit www.altiscale.com or follow us on Twitter @Altiscale.

About Simba Technologies Inc.

Simba Technologies (www.simba.com, @SimbaTech) is the recognized world leader in standards-based data access and analytics products and solutions for both relational and multi-dimensional data sources. Simba provides data connectivity solutions to many of the world’s leading companies on various platforms, including Windows, Mac, UNIX, Linux and many mobile device platforms. Simba’s data connectivity products support multiple interfaces, including ODBC 3.8, JDBC, OLE DB, OLE DB for OLAP (ODBO), XML for Analysis (XMLA), ADO, ADO.NET, ADOMD and ADOMD.NET.

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Media Contacts:

Kim Rose
Altiscale, Inc.
(650) 759-6385
krose@altiscale.com

Toph Whitmore
Simba Technologies Inc.
(604) 633-0008 x140
media@simba.com