Cloudera customers benefit from the most robust, and widely adopted big data ODBC drivers on the market

New York, NY, Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2013, Oct. 28th, 2013 , Simba Technologies, the industry’s Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) expert for Hadoop and Big Data solutions, announced today that it has provided ODBC access to Cloudera CDH distribution customers. Based on Simba’s SimbaEngine SDK development environment, Cloudera recently released Cloudera ODBC Driver for Apache Hive (Version 2.5) and the Cloudera ODBC Driver for Apache Impala (Version 2.5) which will provide customers enhanced access to their data for Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics using the SQL-based application of their choice. Under the agreement, Cloudera CDH customers will have access rights to the connector.

Connection Highlights:

–          Enables BI tools such as Microsoft Excel, Alteryx, Tableau, SAP BusinessObjects, Crystal Reports, MicroStrategy, QlikView and countless others to access Cloudera CDH.

–          Support for all Operating Systems (OS’) including Windows, Linux, MacOSX, AIX, HP-UX and Solaris.

ODBC is the most common data interface used by BI, data analysis and reporting applications. The ODBC 3.52 specification – on which drivers based on the SimbaEngine SDK is fully compliant – is the foundation for standards-based access. Simba Technologies co-developed ODBC in 1992 in collaboration with Microsoft and has been the most commonly used API for SQL ever since.

Unlike other drivers for Hive or Impala, Simba’s Hive and Impala ODBC Driver with SQL Connector performs the added task of mapping standard SQL-92 to HiveQL—thereby seamlessly integrating data residing in Hadoop with any SQL-based applications.

“Cloudera is focused on providing the richest and most complete enterprise grade solution across the Big Data market,” said Charles Zedlewski, vice president, Products., Cloudera. “Partnering with Simba has given us the connectivity piece that our customers and partners demand. They are the clear leaders in Big Data connectivity, and we look forward to a long term relationship.”

“The SimbaEngine SDK is the foundation of the majority of Big Data drivers on the market today. Based upon the latest ODBC standard, we open up the entire ecosystem of SQL-based applications to access and analyze Big Data in Hadoop,” said George Chow, Simba’s CTO.  “We look forward to working with a leader such as Cloudera, as they continue to enhance and evolve the Hadoop ecosystem for the benefit of all customers.”

Cloudera is the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered byApache Hadoop™, offering value added software and services on a powerful data platform that enables enterprises and organizations to look at all their data — structured as well as unstructured — and ask bigger questions for unprecedented insight at the speed of thought. To access these drivers go to:

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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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