Vancouver, BC – April 1, 2003 – Simba Technologies is pleased to announce that version 3.0 of our SimbaProvider SDK has been released. This new version is a major product upgrade that will allow proprietary multidimensional database vendors to attain an XML for Analysis (XMLA) interface in addition to offering improved OLE DB for OLAP connectivity.

SimbaProvider SDK has been the Software Development Kit (SDK) of choice for building an OLE DB for OLAP data provider for multidimensional data, business logic-embedded data, hierarchical data, star-schema data, or other proprietary data formats. With thousands of hours of interoperability testing by many leading front-end and analytical application vendors, SimbaProvider SDK is the most widely used framework for developing open access to multidimensional data.

SimbaProvider for OLAP was designed specifically for independent software vendors and system integrators who already have multi-dimensional data or OLAP server data to exploit. Connecting to third-party data analysis products is critical for these vendors to remain competitive and to satisfy their customer’s demands for advanced data analysis capabilities.

Version 3.0 of SimbaProvider SDK has been extended beyond OLE DB for OLAP (ODBO) to provide a complete implementation for XMLA. By extending the capabilities of SimbaProvider SDK to XMLA our customers can employ a distributed web services query model that will allow them to leverage the capabilities of their Business Intelligence products over the Internet.

“The incorporation of XML for Analysis capabilities into our SimbaProvider SDK is a significant milestone in our product roadmap. Simba Technologies is committed to incorporating and supporting new open data connectivity standards so that our customers can focus on their core business,” says Amyn Rajan, President and CEO of Simba Technologies.

For more information regarding version 3.0 of SimbaProvider SDK please contact Simba Technologies at 604-633-0008, ext. 2.

 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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