Vancouver, BC – January 17, 2006 – Simba Technologies Inc. announced today the release of SimbaProvider SDK 3.5, the newest version of its leading Software Development Kit (SDK) for building robust OLE DB for OLAP (ODBO) and XML for Analysis (XMLA) data connectivity to multi-dimensional OLAP and star schema relational data sources.

SimbaProvider SDK 3.5 incorporates many enhancements. Most notable is a new, next generation MDX parser that is capable of handling MDX enhancements recently released with Microsoft Analysis Services. The new MDX parser is an entirely new design and implementation, capable of synthesizing major MDX variants and handling MDX generated by most of today’s multi-dimensional applications.

“Simba has added the option for 64-bit support within the MDX engine,” said Amyn Rajan, President and CEO of Simba Technologies Inc. “More than half of all the MDX engines on the market today are built on Simba’s technology, and with the enhancements to SimbaProvider and option for 64-bit support within the MDX engine, we continue to offer the easiest, most maintainable, interoperable and solid platform for building multi-dimensional data connectivity.”

Ever committed to standards-based data connectivity, Simba ensures that its products support the latest advancements and are easily maintainable. SimbaProvider SDK 3.5 is no exception. It offers the best possible interoperability and even works with new applications like Microsoft’s Business Scorecard Manager 2005.

Building an MDX, ODBO, or XMLA data provider with SimbaProvider SDK is fast. In fact, SimbaProvider SDK continues to be the fastest way to establish multi-dimensional OLAP data connectivity and add full MDX functionality and processing to data stores and applications.

With this release, Simba has added new interfaces for implementing enhanced MDX functionality, third-party logging systems support and localization. Not stopping there, Simba has also added an easier installation process, interface headers for quick reference in Visual Studio implementations, new sample MDX function and method implementations, and various enhancements based on customer feedback to increase the overall usability and robustness of the product.

All of these enhancements make SimbaProvider SDK an extremely solid platform for building open, standards-based, multi-dimensional data connectivity to the newest generation of analytical applications and development environments, such as Business Objects, Cognos, Microsoft Business Scorecard Manager, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Reporting Services, ProClarity, ArcPlan, Temtec, ADOMD, ADOMD.NET, and many others.

SimbaProvider SDK contains everything you need to build a commercial OLAP data provider, including an MDX engine with full MDX capability for databases, as well as both ODBO and XMLA interfaces. Developers can create a prototype data provider typically within four weeks, and have a fully functional, production quality provider within six to 12 months.

SimbaProvider SDK 3.5 is the complete solution for performance, extensibility and compatibility.

 About Simba Technologies Inc.

Simba Technologies Inc. (http://www.simba.com) is the recognized world leader in standards-based data access products, solutions, and services. Simba delivers data connectivity and interoperability solutions to many of the world’s leading companies on various platforms, including Windows, Solaris and Linux. Simba’s best-in-class products support multiple interfaces, including ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB, OLE DB for OLAP (ODBO), XML for Analysis (XMLA), ADO, ADO.NET, ADOMD, and ADOMD.NET.

Simba’s software is used worldwide. Its customers include leading independent software vendors and global enterprises, like ALG Software, Descisys, Hyperion, MIS AG, and SAP AG.