ODBC and JDBC Driver development gets easier with SimbaEngine X SDK v10.1

ODBC and JDBC Driver development gets easier with SimbaEngine SDK v10.1, the next minor release of our ODBC and JDBC driver development environment.  This SDK minor release contains several features designed to make life easier for developers who use our SDK to build drivers.  In addition, there are security, quality, and performance improvements. INI configuration file on Windows Read the full article


Benefits of Java SQL Engine in SimbaEngine X

Today we have released SimbaEngine SDK X, v 10.0.6, the next minor release of the SimbaEngine X SDK, containing the new Java SQL Engine. The Simba SQL Engine is a high-performance, standard-compliant SQL parser and execution engine.  It is designed to allow our customers to build drivers for data sources that are not fully SQL Read the full article


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.”


Introducing… Vora.

We just passed Labour Day so it’s back to the grind for everyone. And what better way to start September than with a new SQL-on-Hadoop engine. It’s Vora, courtesy of SAP. There’s already some detail available though my contacts at SAP have been more terse to date. http://www.bluefinsolutions.com/blogs/john-appleby/september-2015/the-sap-hana-vora-faq http://go.sap.com/docs/download/2015/08/f63628c9-3c7c-0010-82c7-eda71af511fa.pdf It was built by the same team Read the full article


Couchbase ODBC and JDBC Connectivity Solutions – RC now available

Today, Couchbase announced the release of Couchbase Server 4.0 Release Candidate. In conjunction with this release, Simba and Couchbase are happy to announce the availability of Release Candidates for the ODBC and JDBC connectivity solutions. Cihan, Director of Product Management at Couchbase, talked about how Couchbase’s query language N1QL essentially adds both the SQL and Read the full article



What Today’s SAP Analytics-Simba Announcement Means: Seamless ODBC Connectivity Paired with Powerful BI

Today, Simba announced that its connectivity platform has been licensed by SAP for use with SAP’s Analytics suite. The agreement is comprehensive–On the analytics side, the deal covers SAP’s entire Analytics Division line of products. Quoting today’s press release: Through this agreement, Simba extends unlimited licensing of the drivers to groups within SAP in support Read the full article


Simba Technologies Announces Its Connectivity Platform has Been Licensed by SAP for Use with SAP’s Analytics Suite

Today Simba Technologies Inc.®, the worldwide leader in big data connectivity, announced that SAP will use big data connectivity delivery from Simba Technologies for its Analytics Division line of products. Under terms of the agreement, SAP has licensed 18 ODBC and JDBC drivers that will enable SAP® software to connect to data sources via JDBC and ODBC APIs, specifically:
•JDBC: Hadoop Hive, Cloudera Impala, Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR), Amazon Redshift, Spark SQL, Couchbase, MongoDB, and Cassandra
•ODBC: Hadoop Hive, Cloudera Impala, Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR), Amazon Redshift, Spark SQL, Couchbase, HBase, Google BigQuery, MongoDB, and Cassandra


New Case Study: Why Couchbase Chose Simba ODBC and JDBC Drivers for Couchbase Server

Simba ODBC, JDBC Connectivity Makes it Easy to Connect Any Data Source to Leading NoSQL Database Couchbase delivers Couchbase Server, the high-performance, open-source NoSQL distributed database. Developers around the world use Couchbase to build enterprise web, mobile, and IoT applications that support massive data volumes in real time. Couchbase is also the developer of N1QL, Read the full article


Guest Post: Connecting to Salesforce Data Through SAP BusinessObjects with an ODBC Driver

Mitesh Shah is a senior Business Intelligence consultant for Decision First Technologies, a BI consulting firm and SAP gold partner. Shah recently evaluated ODBC connectors for Salesforce data access via SAP BusinessObjects from different ODBC driver vendors. His assessments are candid and thorough. In the end, he endorsed the native ODBC driver that comes with SAP BusinessObjects, an Read the full article


Simba Technologies® Introduces New, Powerful JDBC Driver with SQL Connector for Apache Spark™

More Flexibility, Better Performance: Data Scientists Using Java Applications Can Now SQL-query Spark Data via the JDBC API

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – June 16, 2015 – Today Simba Technologies Inc.®, the worldwide leader in Big Data connectivity extended its pioneering leadership in the Spark connectivity space, and announced the release of the new Simba Apache Spark Driver for JDBC with SQL Connector. The new Spark JDBC driver with SQL Connector gives data scientists greater flexibility and faster connectivity for Java applications accessing Spark via the JDBC API.


Hadoop Summit 2015: A Retrospective from Exhibit Hall Booth S13

This year’s just-wrapped Hadoop Summit 2015–particularly the exhibit hall–was somewhat subdued compared to last year. Yet attendance was up at least 10% over 2014. Could attendees be suffering Hadoop-fatigue? Or just tradeshow-fatigue? More reasonable explanation: Hadoop’s not a novelty anymore, and as adoption has climbed, attendees seek out optimization counsel, when in the past they Read the full article


Simba Technologies™, MapR Team (Again) on ODBC Connectivity for Apache Drill 1.0

  Building upon Long-term Partnership, MapR Delivers Simba-developed, ODBC 3.8-compliant Drill Connector in Namesake Hadoop Distribution VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – June 9, 2015 – Today Simba Technologies Inc.®, the worldwide leader in Big Data connectivity announced the availability of its ODBC driver developed specifically for Apache Drill v1.0. Apache Drill v1.0—a low-latency SQL query engine Read the full article



HBaseCon 2015 highlights

May is conference month and the memorable event–for all the ideas and progress over the past year–for me was HBaseCon. HBase achieved a milestone earlier on this year with the release of 1.0. Note that the rolling upgrade feature from 0.96 makes this and future upgrade a very reasonable proposition. The recent highlight for HBase has to be the Read the full article


Simba Technologies® Launches New SimbaEngine® ODBC and JDBC Software Development Platform; Takes Development Performance, Ease of Deployment to New Heights

  The SDK Built for Speed Gets Even Faster: New 9.5 Version of Market-Leading SDK Outpaces the Competition with Expanded Collaborative Query Execution, Driver Manager Auto-detection, and Enhanced Mac Support VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – May 12, 2015 – Today Simba Technologies Inc.®, the worldwide leader in Big Data connectivity announced the launch of the new Read the full article


Simba Technologies Introduces Salesforce Adapter for SAP Data Services, Now Available for Developer Preview

  Connects SAP Data Services to Salesforce: Customers Can Now Query Salesforce Data Directly  VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – May 7, 2015 – Today Simba Technologies Inc.®, the worldwide leader in Big Data connectivity, announced the developer preview release of its new Salesforce Adapter for SAP Data Services. The software was developed in conjunction with SAP’s Read the full article




“It’s not About Big Data, it’s About More Data Sources”

I stole the title of this post from a blog post on the Sisense website.  The people at Sisense really get it about analyzing data.  The post I refer to has some very important points: 1. “What’s actually going to be the most distinctive part of this trend will be not the size but rather Read the full article


Databricks Offers Simba Technologies-developed ODBC 3.8 Connectivity, SQL Capability for Apache Spark

New Case Study: Why and How Databricks Chose Simba to Deliver ODBC Connectivity in the Cloud VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – February 18, 2015 – Today Simba Technologies Inc.®, the worldwide leader in Big Data connectivity, announced the release of a new case study: “Databricks Chooses Simba for ODBC Connectivity in the Cloud.” The case study Read the full article


Simba Technologies and DataStax Partner to Offer New Apache Cassandra™ 2.x ODBC 3.8 Connector for DataStax Enterprise

Cassandra Innovator Releases OEM ODBC Driver with Mac Access, ODBC 3.8 Compliance, and SQL Query Capability VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – February 17, 2015 – Today Simba Technologies Inc.®, the worldwide leader in Big Data connectivity announced that DataStax, the company that delivers Apache Cassandra™ to the enterprise, has licensed Simba-developed ODBC connectivity for its market-leading Read the full article


Free Download – Simba Spark Extension for Lumira

We’re happy to provide a new Simba Spark Extension for Lumira to download. This extension provides native access to Spark from SAP Lumira via the Simba Spark ODBC Driver, allowing you to analyze your data in Spark using the power of SAP Lumira. Installation Instructions: Ensure SAP Lumira is closed. Navigate to the install directory for Read the full article


Sisense, Simba Technologies Partner: Business Users Can Now Connect to, Analyze Massively-complex MongoDB Datasets without Having to Write Code

Pairing of Simba ODBC 3.8 Connectivity, Sisense BI Software Takes SQL-on-MongoDB Analytics to Unprecedented Levels of Speed, Performance, and Ease of Use VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – February 11, 2015 – Today Sisense, a leader in Big Data analytics for business users, and Simba Technologies Inc.®, the leader in Big Data connectivity, joined forces to deliver Read the full article