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



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


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


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


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


“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


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


Simba Revolutionizes Connectivity Driver Development with SimbaEngine SDK 9.4

I’m pleased to announce the launch of SimbaEngine SDK 9.4, which brings development of extreme performance data drivers (ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET and OLE DB) for SQL-enabled and non-SQL data stores to the next level. SimbaEngine SDK 9.4 features brand new JDBC 4.1 support and the capability to build an OLE DB Provider on top of Read the full article



Co-operative education increases the value of a university degree

I was reading a great article in the Globe and Mail today about co-operative education programs at Canadian universities. Co-op education is basically a university sponsored work/study program. You will intersperse your education terms with work terms at various companies. Companies work with the universities to post job ads, students apply, get interviewed and eventually get jobs. When Read the full article




See Simba Hive ODBC Connector in action

I finally had some time to put together a demo of the Simba Hive ODBC Connector in action. If you haven't seen our driver in action, now's the time to catch it in all its 64-bit (and 32-bit) glory on our YouTube channel. The highlight of our driver is its compatibility. To keep the demo Read the full article


Going to Oracle OpenWorld? Use Oracle OLAP?

Simba Technologies and Vlamis Software Solutions are throwing a special OpenWorld 2011 reception for current and prospective Oracle OLAP users. Time:     Tuesday, October 4th, 2011                   5pm – 7pm Location: San Francisco (walking distance from Moscone Center)                     Please RSVP for location. To request an invitation, email events(at)simba.com.  Be sure to tell us which company you’re with and how Read the full article


Excel BI Survey 2011

How Do Excel and Business Intelligence Integrate in Your Organization? Simba invites you to participate in a short industry survey on the use of Microsoft Excel in Business Intelligence (BI).  Microsoft Excel is the most-widely deployed and used tool in the BI arena.  This survey is intended to provide deeper insight and understanding for which Read the full article