Simba Technologies Delivers ODBC 3.8 Driver for the MapR Distribution for Hadoop with integrated Low-latency SQL Query Engine

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – October 16, 2014 – Today Simba Technologies Inc.®, the worldwide leader in Big Data connectivity announced the availability of an ODBC driver from Simba Technologies developed specifically for Apache Drill. MapR Technologies recently introduced Apache Drill 0.5 into its namesake distribution for Hadoop.

“We chose Simba Technologies again for its leadership in the ODBC connectivity space,” said Tomer Shiran, Vice-President of Product Management, MapR Technologies. “Simba’s commitment to fast, seamless connectivity supports our objective to enable a wider audience to leverage existing SQL analytics tools.”

Apache Drill is a low-latency distributed SQL query engine for Hadoop and NoSQL. Now available in the MapR Distribution, Drill brings next-generation ANSI SQL to Hadoop, and empowers data scientists with instant, self-service data-access to multiple data sources.

“With Drill’s innovative approach to working with a wide range of data and enabling self-service data exploration, MapR has redefined SQL-on-Hadoop,” said Simba Technologies CTO George Chow. “The MapR Distribution now includes the best-in-class ODBC 3.8 connectivity from Simba. This seamless connectivity is the ideal complement for Drill’s dynamic SQL-querying capabilities and support for schema-less data. With MapR, enterprises can analyze more Big Data from more sources using more applications.”

Simba Technologies-developed ODBC 3.8 connectivity for Drill, Impala, and Hive now ships as an embedded component of the MapR distribution. For more information, visit

Simba Technologies’ connectivity drivers are available for individual, enterprise, and OEM licensing. For more information and to sign up for a free trial, visit

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®, Cloudera®, Datastax®, Google®, Hortonworks®, MapR®, Microsoft®, Oracle®, Qubole®, SAP®, Splunk®, Tableau®, and Teradata®.

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