Vancouver, BC – March 24, 2008 – Simba Technologies Inc., the leader in data connectivity solutions, announced today that it has licensed its MDX 2005 Parser technology to SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) for use with the SAP NetWeaver® Business Intelligence (SAP NetWeaver BI) component of the SAP NetWeaver platform. Simba’s MDX Parser is MDX 2005 Language-compliant and will enable SAP’s business intelligence infrastructure to work with MDX produced by the newest generation of business intelligence applications from vendors like Microsoft, such as Microsoft Excel 2007.
The MDX Language specification was last published in 1999. Since this time, Microsoft has made significant enhancements to the MDX Language used in its products. Simba’s MDX technology integrates Microsoft’s most current MDX enhancements, making it the most advanced, licensable technology of its kind.
“Simba has invested heavily in understanding and incorporating the latest MDX Language extensions into our data connectivity solutions and technologies,” said Amyn Rajan, President and CEO of Simba Technologies Inc. “By working with Simba, our customers are best assured that their products will interoperate with the widest possible number of third-party products in the marketplace. For SAP, this means that SAP NetWeaver BI will continue to work with new offerings and business intelligence applications from vendors like Microsoft and others.”
SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software solutions. SAP NetWeaver BI provides a powerful business intelligence infrastructure, a comprehensive set of tools, planning and simulation capabilities, and data-warehousing functionality – delivered through enterprise portal technology. It delivers a complete picture of a company’s business to satisfy the diverse needs of end users, IT professionals and senior management.
“The SAP NetWeaver platform enables businesses to gain more value from their IT investments,” said Dr. Stefan Sigg, Vice President of R&D, SAP NetWeaver BI, SAP. “Simba’s MDX Parser technology will make it possible for our customers using new tools like Microsoft Excel 2007 to continue to connect natively to their SAP NetWeaver data.”
Simba’s MDX 2005 Language technology is integrated into its SimbaProvider for OLAP software development kit (SDK), which is used by a large number of Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to build MDX Language, OLE DB for OLAP (ODBO) and XML for Analysis (XMLA) connectivity to multi-dimensional, OLAP and star schema relational data sources. The company states that more than half of all ODBO and XMLA Providers in use today are built using the SimbaProvider SDK.
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. 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 SAP AG, Microsoft, Oracle and Infor.
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