Vancouver, BC – June 25, 2004 – SimbaProvider SDK is the leading software development toolkit for creating OLE DB for OLAP (ODBO) and XML for Analysis (XMLA) connectivity to proprietary multidimensional data sources. Using SimbaProvider SDK, Simba’s customers have created some of the most extensive and powerful database and analytical solutions in the world. SimbaProvider SDK allows the development of ODBO and XMLA interfaces to analytical and multidimensional data stores, exposing information to reporting tools and the web. To learn more about SimbaProvider SDK view http://www.simba.com/Technologies/olap.htm.

“SimbaProvider SDK is a quality data connectivity toolkit that provides robust multidimensional connectivity to Aleri’s Information Engine,” says Amyn Rajan, President and CEO of Simba Technologies. “We very much value our partnership with Aleri and are confident that our technology will give their customers new choices and strengthen their competitive position in the marketplace.”

The Aleri Information Engine is a “live transactional OLAP” engine, capable of extending an enterprise’s capacity to aggregate data from multiple data sources and transaction streams for complex multi-dimensional analysis- without pre-cubing any data. As a result, Aleri is transforming the way the world’s top tier investment banks and Fortune 1000 enterprises access, aggregate and analyze strategic information for near real-time business analytics. By licensing SimbaProvider SDK, Aleri users will be able to incorporate live transactional OLAP into existing enterprise standard querying and reporting applications – including Excel.

“Meeting the expanding needs of our customers is a constant challenge that we must address in a proactive fashion,” says Don DeLoach, President and CEO of Aleri. “Our decision to partner with Simba gives us the ability to leverage their proven technology to increase our product’s interoperability with third-party reporting tools and interfaces. This enhances our customers’ ability to use our OLAP engine to deliver upon business requirements for real-time analytics while leveraging previous investments in business intelligence applications.”

 About Aleri

Aleri develops live transactional OLAP software that provide business users with complete, n-dimensional views of their business information across multiple data sources in near real-time. By commercializing vector-processing technology, Aleri achieves unparalleled performance and scalability when aggregating and analyzing immense volumes of transactional/event-driven data – enabling businesses to leverage un-compromised information for real-time competitive advantage.

Aleri is a private software company backed by leading institutional investors including St. Paul Venture Capital, Allegra Partners, Early Stage Enterprises and Portage Ventures. The Company has offices in Chicago, New York, London and Paris. For more information, please visit www.aleri.com or call +1 312 540 0100 in the US or +44 (0) 14 8374 0770 in the UK.

 About Simba Technologies

Simba Technologies is the recognized world leader in standards based data access products, solutions, and services. We deliver data connectivity and interoperability solutions to many of the world’s leading companies on various platforms including Windows, Solaris and Linux. Our best-in-class products support multiple interfaces, including ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB, OLE DB for OLAP, XML for Analysis, ADO and ADO.NET. Simba operates from its global headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. For more information, please visit www.simba.com or call 604 633 0008.

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