Vancouver, BC – May 27, 2003 – Simba Technologies is pleased to announce the release of SimbaEngine version 7.1, which offers enhanced Multi-Byte Character Set capabilities that permits increased interoperability for Far East language data sets. This latest version of SimbaEngine builds on this best-in-class software development kit that opens any relational, non-relational data source or Line of Business (LOB) application to applications that support ODBC, OLE DB, JDBC, or ADO.NET direct or via a network.

“SimbaEngine 7.1 provides our customers with Multi-Byte Character Set capabilities. This upgrade is an important release on our product roadmap given the high demand for such capabilities. We are very focused on continuing to upgrade SimbaEngine in a manner that increases the competitive advantage it offers to our customers and look forward to incorporating additional functionality in future upgrades.”, says Amyn Rajan, President and CEO of Simba Technologies.

Extending the functionality from previous releases of SimbaEngine, Simba continues to offer its customers products with a continuous upgrade path. Version 7.1 is an upgrade release that offers enhanced Multi-Byte Character Set capabilities with the following scalar functions modified to deal with character counts instead of byte counts:

  • LEFT and RIGHT
  • LENGTH
  • LOCATE; and
  • SUBSTR.

SimbaEngine offers a distinctive connectivity solution that enables enterprises to access, distribute, use and act on information that was previously locked away in non-accessible data sources. By employing SimbaEngine, knowledge workers can use familiar productivity applications to access and analyze data and to streamline business processes.

 About Simba

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.

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