Vancouver, BC – June 25, 1999 – Simba Technologies announced that ClustRa AS, a leading provider of carrier-class data management solutions, of Trondheim, Norway, has embedded Simba technology in ClustRa DBMS. ClustRa DBMS is a high-performance, high availability real-time database for the telecommunications market, with international customers including Telcordia, INMARSAT, Telenor, and SED Systems.

ClustRa required a robust, highly optimized and fault resilient database access solution for its data intensive product. With SimbaEngine, ClustRa gives customers high speed ODBC and JDBC data access, opening their real-time databases to standards-based front end tools. Critical to the success of ClustRa DBMS, Simba’s ODBC software development toolkit gave ClustRa the extreme performance levels required of database access in the demanding telecommunications arena while leveraging the availability and ease of use of commodity hardware and software.

“ClustRa DBMS is deployed in mission-critical telecommunications applications, where performance is crucial to success,” explained Svein-Olaf Hvasshovd, ClustRa Product Manager. “We were very impressed with the performance we obtained from SimbaEngine 5.1. The additional features that SIMBA has added going from 5.0 to 5.1, like multi-threading, are extremely valuable for our customers. Performance, support for today’s commodity software tools, and Simba’s long history in opening proprietary databases via standards-based interfaces were key to ClustRa selecting SimbaEngine from Simba Technologies.”

Commented John Cryer, vice president of sales and marketing at Simba: “Simba is pleased to help communications infrastructure companies such as ClustRa succeed. In the network and telecommunications management industries the demand is for ultra high information availability through commodity hardware and software and industry standard interfaces. In the real time world of telecommunications data access performance and reliability are critical. We are confident that SimbaEngine offers the best of breed development tools to help our customers leverage their investment in proprietary databases while opening them to commodity tools through the latest in database access standards.”

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SimbaEngine is the world’s leading ODBC SDK, providing ISVs with proprietary data ODBC and JDBC connectivity to Windows and Java desktops, as well as the Web. SimbaEngine gives our customers the flexibility to deploy their developed drivers either as a desktop solution, using existing communications protocol, or as a Client/Server solution. SimbaEngine’s C/S SDK utilizes Simba’s ODBC and JDBC thin-clients to greatly reduce configuration on the desktop, provide easy centralized driver deployment and enhance performance. SimbaEngine’s software development toolkit allows developers to quickly and efficiently build a robust, architecturally-superior solution, enabling our customers to bring a high-performance, commercial quality ODBC driver to market quickly.

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