Vancouver, BC – September 10, 2007 – Simba Technologies Inc., the industry leader in both relational and multi-dimensional data connectivity solutions, announced today the release of SimbaLib ODBC SDK 8.0, a Software Development Kit (SDK) for building ODBC Drivers for any SQL-enabled data source. SimbaLib ODBC SDK can also be easily extended to support JDBC, OLE DB or ADO.NET connectivity. SimbaLib ODBC SDK allows users to connect a SQL-enabled data source to data analysis and business intelligence tools, such as Microsoft Excel, Crystal Reports and many others.
“SimbaLib ODBC SDK enables organizations with an underlying SQL data source to expose their data to the latest query, analysis and BI tools, providing them with greater control and flexible deployment options,” said Amyn Rajan, CEO of Simba Technologies Inc. “SimbaLib shields the complexities of ODBC in developing an ODBC Driver and enables an organization to dedicate resources to their core technologies and key business differentiators instead of having to learn the ODBC standard. Simba provides all the pieces to quickly build a fully-functional, commercial grade ODBC Driver, as well as continued expert support for easy, low effort maintenance.”
SimbaLib SDK 8.0 supports the latest 32-bit and 64-bit platforms, including Windows Vista, Solaris, Ubuntu 7.x and Red Hat Linux ES. Other notable features include ODBC 3.5 support, Unicode support for greater interoperability and improved performance, and a full suite of documentation for easy, step-by-step driver development.
The ODBC SDK is built upon Simba’s proven ODBC data connectivity technology. Simba’s longstanding history began in 1992, when it first worked with Microsoft to develop the original ODBC specification and it developed the first commercially available ODBC drivers, including simba.dll, which shipped in Microsoft Windows 3, as well as drivers for Oracle and Digital Equipment Corporation. Since the beginning, Simba has continued to innovate and introduce affordable, easy to use and feature-rich products for both relational and multi-dimensional data connectivity. Its SimbaEngine SDK, for example, is widely recognized as the standard toolkit for adding ODBC, JDBC and SQL capability to non-relational, object oriented and proprietary data sources.
SimbaLib ODBC SDK reflects the company’s continued commitment to provide standards-based data connectivity toolkits that are designed to decrease both development effort and maintenance. Using the ODBC SDK, software vendors can reduce driver development time significantly compared with building a driver from scratch. Industry advancements in the ODBC specification are similarly handled by Simba, thereby reducing maintenance effort and freeing a software company’s resources to work on its core product.
Simba offers a free, 30-day evaluation version of SimbaLib ODBC SDK, which can be requested on its website at www.simba.com.
About Simba Technologies Inc.
Simba Technologies Inc. (http://www.simba.com) is the recognized world leader in standards-based data access products, solutions and services for both relational and multi-dimensional data sources. Simba delivers data connectivity and interoperability solutions to many of the world’s leading companies on various platforms, including Windows, Solaris and Linux. Simba’s best-in-class 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 Business Objects, Descisys, Infor, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP AG.