New ODBC and JDBC Drivers Deliver Out-of-the-box Couchbase Connectivity to Leading BI tools like SAP Lumira, Microsoft Excel, QlikView, and Tableau.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – October 6, 2015 – Today Simba Technologies Inc.®, the worldwide leader in Big Data connectivity, announced the release of the Simba ODBC and JDBC Drivers for Couchbase with SQL Connector. The drivers support the just-announced Couchbase Server 4.0, the high-performance, open-source NoSQL distributed database. The Simba ODBC and JDBC drivers for Couchbase data enable users to enjoy seamless connectivity from their Couchbase database to their BI tool (or tools) of choice.

“Couchbase Server 4.0 represents a leap forward in NoSQL data management,” notes Simba Technologies CEO Amyn Rajan. “Now Couchbase 4.0 users can enjoy out-of-the-box connectivity to their preferred BI platform.”

The new Simba ODBC and JDBC drivers for Couchbase deliver several key innovations:

  • Standards-based connectivity: The Simba ODBC and JDBC drivers support ODBC 3.8 and JDBC 4.0 and 4.1, and extend Couchbase’s JSON data model to leading BI tools like SAP Lumira, Tableau, Power BI, QlikView, MicroStrategy, or Microsoft Excel.
  • SQL on NoSQL: The Simba ODBC and JDBC drivers for Couchbase with SQL Connector enable Couchbase users to get at their NoSQL data using native, ANSI-92 SQL query capabilities.
  • N1QL compatibility: N1QL (“Nickel”) is Couchbase’s flexible query language, and the Simba ODBC and JDBC Drivers with SQL Connector work with N1QL…natively. With the Simba drivers, data scientists can leverage the speed of Couchbase Server and the flexibility of N1QL under the hood, all while using their own SQL-query expertise to their advantage.

The development of the Simba ODBC and JDBC drivers for Couchbase was a collaborative effort.

“Couchbase’s partnership with Simba has made it easier for our other partners to build integrations with Couchbase,” says Rod Hamlin, Vice President of Business Development at Couchbase. “The availability of N1QL and what we’re doing in this space has opened up a whole world of new partnerships and a strong NoSQL ecosystem,” says Hamlin. “[Much] of that has been enabled through our technology partnership with Simba.”

“The Internet of Things represents massive opportunities for NoSQL leaders like Couchbase,” notes Simba Technologies CTO George Chow. “We’re already seeing widespread deployment of micro-devices, and significant uptake of NoSQL technologies like Couchbase. With Simba ODBC and JDBC connectivity, Couchbase users will be able to connect innovative new IoT technologies to their analytics tools.”

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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®, SAP®, Splunk®, Tableau®, and Teradata®.


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