Cassandra Innovator Releases OEM ODBC Driver with Mac Access, ODBC 3.8 Compliance, and SQL Query Capability

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – February 17, 2015 – Today Simba Technologies Inc.®, the worldwide leader in Big Data connectivity announced that DataStax, the company that delivers Apache Cassandra™ to the enterprise, has licensed Simba-developed ODBC connectivity for its market-leading Cassandra 2.x commercial distribution offering for the enterprise. This renewed focus on ODBC 3.8 connectivity for Cassandra 2.x data reflects DataStax’s continued commitment to providing best-in-class connectivity for its enterprise customers. DataStax has licensed and distributed ODBC connectivity from Simba Technologies since 2013.

“DataStax delivers Apache Cassandra as part of a database platform purpose-built for IOT, web, and mobile apps,” notes Tom Newton, VP of Sales at Simba Technologies. “And with the new DataStax ODBC driver, DataStax enterprise users can query their NoSQL Cassandra data directly via SQL.”

The DataStax ODBC driver built by Simba offers DataStax enterprise customers:

  • Mac platform access to Cassandra data clusters
  • Direct SQL-to-NoSQL query capability via translation to the underlying CQL
  • Full compatibility with Cassandra 2.x, including faster performance and improved security
  • ODBC 3.8 support, including asynchronous execution capability

“At DataStax, it’s important that our business aligns with the expertise of the innovative vendors and providers we collaborate with,” says Matt Rollender, vice president, infrastructure and ecosystem development at DataStax. “ODBC connectivity from Simba helps enable DataStax Enterprise users to connect database clusters with BI tools of their choice.”

“Perhaps the best part for DataStax enterprise users is that the ODBC driver is included in their DataStax Enterprise license,” adds Simba Technologies’ Newton. “DataStax customers can seamlessly connect to their data with popular BI tools like Tableau, MicroStrategy, Spotfire, Microsoft Excel, or Microsoft PowerQuery at no extra cost.”

The DataStax Cassandra ODBC driver is available as a component of DataStax Enterprise. Learn more at

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Both DataStax and Simba Technologies will be exhibiting at Strata + Hadoop World in San Jose, California February 18-20. Visit DataStax in booth #1221 and Simba Technologies in booth #1218. (To receive a 20% attendee discount, register online at with discount code “SimbaTech20”.)

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 the world’s leading companies with data connectivity solutions running on multiple platforms, including Windows, Mac, UNIX, Linux and many mobile 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®, SAP®, Splunk®, Tableau®, and Teradata®.

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