The SDK Built for Speed Gets Even Faster: New 9.5 Version of Market-Leading SDK Outpaces the Competition with Expanded Collaborative Query Execution, Driver Manager Auto-detection, and Enhanced Mac Support

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – May 12, 2015 – Today Simba Technologies Inc.®, the worldwide leader in Big Data connectivity announced the launch of the new SimbaEngine® Software Development Kit v9.5, the market leader in ODBC and JDBC driver development. Developers can now use the easiest-to-deploy software development environment to build the fastest connectors to directly access any data, anywhere, any time.

“Big Data developers demand three things from their software development tools,” says Simba Technologies CEO Amyn Rajan. “Performance, performance, and performance. And the SimbaEngine SDK delivers, enabling developers to create the highest-performance custom drivers in the least amount of time with the industry’s most-powerful and feature-rich ODBC and JDBC software development platform.”

The SimbaEngine software development kit (SDK) gives developers the tools to build fully-featured, high- performance data drivers (ODBC 3.8, JDBC 4.1, ADO.NET, and OLE DB) for SQL-enabled and non-SQL data stores. The SDK also features native Unicode capability, and the widest support in the market for 32-bit and 64-bit platforms (including OS X).

The SimbaEngine SDK 9.5 was built with performance in mind. Its release further establishes it as the development environment of choice for developers looking to build high-performance drivers in the least amount of time. The SimbaEngine SDK 9.5 arrives with new and compelling features that further reinforce its technical and market dominance:

  • Expanded Collaborative Query Execution (CQE) capabilities mean developers can pass more functional processing to leverage the power of the data back-end, dramatically increasing performance in a driver that delivers full SQL connectivity.
  • More-efficient data retrieval arrives courtesy of the SimbaEngine SDK’s bulk fetch API.
  • Driver manager auto-detection on non-Windows platforms accelerates deployment and removes the need for extra platform-dependent configuration steps.
  • Enhanced Mac platform support for XCode 6 environments extends the SimbaEngine SDK’s reach further into the Mac world, giving Mac developers the best tools for ODBC and JDBC driver development.

“Data scientists seek to return consistent results, whether operations are performed by the driver or the database engine,” observes Simba Technologies CTO George Chow. “The SimbaEngine SDK’s powerful Collaborative Query Execution feature enables those data scientists to sort and filter character data in any order defined and supported by their data store of choice.”

Tim Wells is president of Westtek, a Seattle, Washington-based application development firm. Wells has developed custom drivers using the SimbaEngine SDK for many high-tech clients.

“At Westtek, we test-drive all the software development tools to ensure we deliver the best solutions for our customers,” explains Wells. “ODBC drivers that we crafted with the SimbaEngine SDK deliver 2-to-3X performance gains over drivers built with competitor dev kits. That’s why we choose Simba for ODBC and JDBC driver development.”

Simba Technologies engineers use the SimbaEngine SDK to build connectors for Big Data, cloud, analytics, and data-integration industry leaders like Altiscale ®, Cloudera®, Couchbase®, Databricks®, DataStax®, Google®, Hortonworks®, Informatica®, Intel®, MapR®, Microsoft®, Qubole®, SAP®,®, Splunk®, Tableau®, and Teradata®.

The SimbaEngine SDK 9.5 platform is available for individual, enterprise, and OEM licensing. For more information about the SimbaEngine SDK 9.5 and to sign up for a free trial, visit To see how easy it is to develop a connectivity driver using the SimbaEngine SDK in just five days, visit For more information on the Simba Certified-for-Tableau program, check out


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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