Industry BI Leader to Deploy 18 ODBC and JDBC Drivers for Multiple Data Sources from Industry Connectivity Leader

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – August 11, 2015 – 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

“Customers using analytics solutions must make informed decisions with on-demand, evidence-based insight,” said Simba Technologies CEO Amyn Rajan. “With this agreement, SAP will help move business analytics further forward. Coupling innovative BI solutions with fast, seamless connectivity lets BI innovators turn raw data—from their preferred data source, of course—into competitive advantage.”

Through this agreement, Simba extends unlimited licensing of the drivers to groups within SAP in support of the SAP BusinessObjects® Business Intelligence (BI) platform, SAP Predictive Analytics software, the SAP Enterprise Performance Management OnDemand solution, and SAP solutions for governance, risk, and compliance. Simba ODBC and JDBC drivers will be available through analytics offerings from SAP, including SAP Lumira® software, SAP Crystal Reports® software and SAP BusinessObjects solutions. SAP customers using these solutions with the Simba ODBC and JDBC drivers will now have direct access to their data on their database–or databases–of choice.

“It’s important we give our customers the flexibility needed to visualize data from any source they would like, and it has to be as seamless as possible,” said Gerrit Kazmaier, vice president of Analytics, SAP. “Leveraging the Simba drivers, data from any ODBC or JDBC source can easily be consumed by our SAP BusinessObjects BI suite.”

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About Simba Technologies Inc.

Simba Technologies (, @SimbaTech) is the recognized world leader in standards-based data access and analytics products and solutions for both relational and multi-dimensional data sources. Simba provides data connectivity solutions to many of the world’s leading companies on various platforms, including Windows, Mac, UNIX, Linux and many mobile device platforms. Simba’s data connectivity products support multiple interfaces, including ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB, OLE DB for OLAP (ODBO), XML for Analysis (XMLA), ADO, ADO.NET, ADOMD and ADOMD.NET.

Simba’s software is used worldwide. Its customers include leading independent software vendors and global enterprises like Alteryx®, Altiscale®, Cloudera®, Couchbase®, Databricks®, DataStax®, Google®, Hortonworks®, MapR®, Microsoft®, Oracle®, Qubole®, Splunk®, Tableau®, and Teradata®.

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