Simba’s MDX Query Language Solution Provides Direct Access from Microsoft Excel PivotTables to Teradata Database

Vancouver, BC – August 19, 2010 – Simba Technologies Inc., industry’s choice for standards-based relational and multi-dimensional data connectivity products, announced today that it delivered a custom MDX/Relational OnLine Analytical Processing (ROLAP) data provider to Teradata, the world’s largest company solely focused on data warehousing and enterprise analytics. This Teradata-branded data connectivity solution, called the Teradata OLAP Connector, enables direct Microsoft Excel PivotTable and robust OnLine Analytical Processing (OLAP)-based Business Intelligence (BI) connectivity to the Teradata database.

“Simba’s MDX query language expertise and its SimbaProvider OLAP SDK product made it possible for Teradata to quickly develop a solution to provide direct Microsoft Excel PivotTable access to the Teradata database,” said Wayne Boyle, Teradata Vice President, Product & Portfolio Management. “Teradata customers can now use popular and familiar business intelligence applications, like Excel PivotTables, to directly access a single view of their data in real-time within a ROLAP environment. The Simba solution provides an OLAP capability that leverages the full scalability and performance of the Teradata database.”

Teradata database allows users to better analyze business operations and drive smarter, faster decisions – providing users with a scalable, single view of their business. Teradata database is renowned for its speed and parallel processing capability.

The open, standards-based ROLAP data provider allows Teradata to support additional OLAP-based BI applications, providing its customers with access to an entirely new class of application for querying, analyzing and reporting on data. The key for interoperability is the use of the MDX query language, which is the standard OLAP query language used by companies such as Microsoft, Oracle and SAP BusinessObjects.

Simba’s ROLAP solution fully leverages Teradata’s technologies and database optimizations – such as its Aggregate Join Indexes (AJIs) – which are vitally important to Teradata’s ROLAP performance and strength for which its customers choose its product. No mid-tier server is needed. The solution makes optimal use of Teradata’s powerful in-database analytics, data aggregations and calculations, and scalability to deliver versatile and potent multi-dimensional functionality and data connectivity to Teradata’s customers.

“By leveraging Simba’s deep MDX expertise and using its commercially available technology, Teradata was best assured that its Excel connectivity solution would support the latest Excel PivotTables BI functionality from Microsoft,” said Amyn Rajan, Simba’s CEO. “Furthermore, Simba’s continued investment in its MDX query language technology ensures future connectivity and compatibility for Teradata with new MDX / OLAP BI applications for years to come.”

 About Simba ROLAP Solutions

Simba is the leading independent expert in MDX query language and ROLAP data connectivity. Simba’s ROLAP Solutions allow relational database vendors to offer standards-based, multi-dimensional BI and performance management data connectivity to their customers. Simba’s ROLAP Solutions build upon an ISV’s proprietary technology and database optimizations to deliver easy-to-use, maintainable, highly scalable and performance-oriented data connectivity from any standards-based, multi-dimensional BI application.

 About Teradata

Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) is the world’s largest company solely focused on raising intelligence and achieving enterprise agility through its database software, enterprise data warehousing, data warehouse appliances, consulting, and enterprise analytics. Visit Teradata on the web at

 About Simba Technologies Inc.

Simba Technologies ( is the recognized world leader in standards-based data access products, solutions and services for both relational and multi-dimensional data sources. Simba provides data connectivity solutions and software development services 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 Teradata®, Microsoft®, Oracle®, Infor® and SAP® AG.

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