San Jose, Hadoop Summit – June 25, 2013 – Simba Technologies, the industry’s Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) expert for Big Data solutions, released the latest version of its award winning SimbaEngine SDK 9.1.  The SimbaEngine SDK 9.1 is the industry leading toolkit for creating robust and compliant drivers for connecting all Relational, Cloud and Big Data sources to BI and reporting tools like Excel, Tableau, QlikView and others.

It allows Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Enterprise customers to create their own custom driver, and is also the foundation used by Simba to create drivers for our growing Cloud, Relational, Hadoop and NoSQL Big Data OEM customers.

SimbaEngine SDK 9.1 Highlights:

  • Adds SQL functions to NoSQL data sources
  • SQL Connector –Robust and proven
  • Full ODBC 3.52 – Uncompromised and enterprise grade
  • JDBC 3.0 and 4.0 support – Flexible
  • ADO.NET – Full MSFT support
  • Collaborative Query execution – A unique and powerful feature
  • 13 local languages supported – Global support
  • Build a PoC in 5 days – Easy to use


Simba Technologies co-developed ODBC with Microsoft in 1992 and it has been the flagship API for SQL ever since. ODBC is the most common data interface used by applications such as Alteryx, Microsoft Excel, Tableau, SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports and countless others.  The SDK also allows you to build JDBC and drivers without a lot of recoding.

“The traditional relational data world has been using our drivers and tools for decades to get to their data. SQL connectivity in the Big Data world is growing as users understand that they need proper connectivity in order to get value out of their Big Data” said Robert Eisses Simba’s VP Sales and Marketing.  “Simba’s SDK allows Enterprises to protect their BI and reporting investment, and lets both application developers and end users focus on their core competence, versus the data plumbing that Simba is the expert in.”

Drivers built upon the SimbaEngine SDK driver development framework complies with the latest ODBC 3.52 data standard, JDBC 3.0 and 4.0 standard and ADO.Net standards and adds important functionality such as Unicode and 32- and 64-bit support for high-performance computing environments on all platforms.

For more information about the SimbaEngine SDK 9.1, visit:


About Simba Technologies

Simba Technologies ( 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 Intel®,  Alteryx®, Infor®, Microsoft®, Oracle®, SAP® and Teradata®.


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