Cloud Data Source Provider Expands Simba Partnership: Managed Services for Driver Co-Development, Maintenance, and Testing.

Enables Partner to Focus Development Resources on Core Product

In just a few short years, this Cloud data source provider evolved from a startup to the Forbes Cloud 100, a list that recognizes the best private cloud companies in the world. Today, the Company provides service to thousands of customers and continues its rapid growth through.

Building a Strong Partnership

The partnership between the Cloud data source provider and Simba began in 2014. The partnership was predicated on licensing SimbaEngine SDK to build drivers in-house for connecting ODBC-based client applications to a cloud data platform, which powers connectivity to applications like MicroStrategy, Qlik, Power BI and Alteryx.

From SDK to Maintenance & Testing

The Simba partnership matured to a broader development relationship in early 2019, when a managed services model was introduced, whereby Simba assumed maintenance and testing responsibilities for the partner’s ODBC driver. This enabled our partner to focus more on their core database product and take advantage of our connectivity testing expertise.
That expertise is helping them enhance their customers’ experience by effectively and efficiently boosting code quality. It includes:

  • Application of decades of ODBC test case development and testing experience
  • A modern and complete testing environment
  • Seamless integration with the OEM’s existing engineering processes
  • On-boarding the driver into Microsoft’s Security Development Life-cycle (SDL), a set of robust practices Simba adheres to that supports security assurance and compliance requirements

Partnerships Based on Expertise & Collaboration

As their business has grown, the stakeholders within our partner have come to fully rely on Simba’s development expertise and driver testing. With the expanded collaboration, this leading Cloud data source provider can focus more on their data platform development needs and less on connectivity.

Simba has long-standing relationships with many leading data source vendors, helping them develop custom drivers and augmenting their technical
staffs.

With the Simba team of experts known for innovation, collaboration and a Managed Services delivery approach based on trust, customers get to market more cost-effectively, achieve faster and more integrated development cycles, and improve product quality leading to fewer support cases.