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


Simba Technologies Introduces ODBC, JDBC Drivers for Couchbase Server 4.0

Today Simba Technologies Inc.®, the worldwide leader in Big Data connectivity, announced the release of the Simba ODBC and JDBC Drivers for Couchbase with SQL Connector. The drivers support the just-announced Couchbase Server 4.0, the high-performance, open-source NoSQL distributed database. The Simba ODBC and JDBC drivers for Couchbase data enable users to enjoy seamless connectivity from their Couchbase database to their BI tool (or tools) of choice.


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.”



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® 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


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


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


SQL on NoSQL: Simba Technologies Releases New ODBC 3.8 Connector for Cassandra 2.x, Delivers SQL Query Capability for Cassandra Data Clusters

Today Simba Technologies Inc.®, the worldwide leader in Big Data connectivity, introduced version two of its industry-leading ODBC driver for the Apache Cassandra high-performance distributed database platform. This release breaks new ground in cross-platform connectivity: The Simba Technologies Apache Cassandra ODBC Driver is the first to extend Cassandra data access to the Mac platform. In addition, the new driver enables direct SQL query translation to the Cassandra Query Language (CQL), offering users unparalleled performance at scale.


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


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


Databricks – an interesting plan for Spark, Shark, and Spark SQL

This week was the Spark Summit in San Francisco.  It was a great event with a lot of interesting announcements. Databricks is the company promoting Spark and Shark and they made some interesting announcements. One interesting piece of news is that they are ending development of Shark and instead focusing their efforts on Spark SQL. The claim is Read the full article


Tableau Software Leverages ODBC Connectivity from Simba Technologies for Tableau Desktop on the Mac

In conjunction with today’s release of Tableau 8.2, Simba Technologies Inc., the enterprise leader in standards-based connectivity solutions for relational and multi-dimensional data, announced that the new Tableau Desktop on the Mac OS uses ODBC connectivity for Microsoft SQL Server developed by Simba. The driver enables Tableau Software users to connect to and analyze SQL Server data, providing the same fast, visually compelling, and powerful analytics capabilities available on Windows.


Simba Technologies Releases SimbaEngine SDK 9.3 Platform Supporting ODBC 3.8; Data Scientists Everywhere Rejoice

Simba Technologies Inc., the enterprise leader in standards-based connectivity solutions for relational and multi-dimensional data, today launched version 9.3 of its SimbaEngine Software Development Kit, the best-in-class driver-development environment for enterprise data integration. The SimbaEngine SDK 9.3 enables developers to produce ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB or ADO.NET data connectivity to both SQL-enabled and non-SQL data stores.


Connecting Tableau to Splunk using Simba ODBC

Serdar Yegulalp at InfoWorld wrote a very nice article entitled “Splunk’s big data promise: Google for your visual analytics“.  He writes how Splunk has become a platform for analyzing machine data and how it is now growing to become a software ecosystem for big data.  Part of being an ecosystem is allowing products to interconnect using 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