Simba Technologies Broadens Connectivity Solution Portfolio with ODBC, JDBC Drivers for SQL Server, DynamoDB, and Redshift Data Sources

New ODBC and JDBC Drivers – Already in Use by Key Partners – Extend Simba’s Retail Family of Big Data Connectivity Solutions to Microsoft, Amazon Data Platforms VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – September 29, 2015 – Today Simba Technologies Inc.®, the worldwide leader in Big Data connectivity, announced the release of new ODBC and JDBC drivers Read the full article


SQL Server ODBC Driver Built by Simba Technologies Ships with Microsoft Excel 2016 for Mac

Simba Technologies’ SQL Server ODBC Driver is now included as an integral component of Microsoft’s Excel 2016 for Mac. The Simba-built SQL Server ODBC connector is included with Excel 2016 for Mac, now shipping with Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac (released July 9). Excel 2016 for Mac users can find the SQL Server ODBC connector on the Data tab under “New Database Query.”


Hadoop, Stormtroopers, and Flash Mobs, Oh My! A Strata + Hadoop World 2015 Recap from the Exhibit Floor

Another Strata + Hadoop World event has come and gone, and well, what can I say, other than this is (yet again) one way to spend your VC funding. (“Oh. Another flash mob. Yaaaaaaay…”) Yep, performances every 45 minutes or so Thursday. Tricky to finish conversation when the catchy “thumpa-thumpa” music starts up next door. Read the full article


Have a Happy New and denormalized Year…

Gosh, it’s been almost a year since I last touched on the subject of JSON. But a couple of articles crossed my path that I think are worthwhile to reflect on so I’m going to share them here: TDWI had a good piece on the necessary evolution of data warehousing in the present era of denormalized data. Worth a read here. Read the full article


ODBC allows you to integrate BigData into your existing enterprise data landscape

As I am planning to attend the Hadoop Summit next week in San Jose, I was reviewing what has been happening in the Hadoop and Big Data space over the last year.  One of the major shifts we have seen is the introduction of SQL into the NoSQL world.  All of the major Hadoop distributions Read the full article