Vancouver, BC – July 20, 2011 – Simba Technologies Inc., the industry’s source for standards-based relational and multi-dimensional data connectivity solutions, announced today the release of SimbaProvider OLAP SDK 4.4. SimbaProvider OLAP SDK enables quick and easy development of high-performance OLE DB for OLAP (ODBO) and XML for Analysis (XMLA) data providers that connect popular Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics products like IBM Cognos, Microsoft Excel and SAP BusinessObjects to data sources.

The addition of XMLA support over a 64-bit web service allows for much greater performance and scalability, utilizing the full bandwidth and all of the memory in new 64-bit servers and operating systems that are gaining ubiquity within the marketplace. With SimbaProvider OLAP SDK 4.4, software vendors are able to implement native 64-bit XMLA support into their data warehouse and analytics products, which in turn allows their customers to concurrently connect more BI software applications to data stores and achieve extreme analytics on big data.

SimbaProvider OLAP SDK includes all of the components needed to implement a 32-bit and a 64-bit XMLA data provider using .NET or Java for the utmost in platform independence. The OLAP SDK also includes all of the components needed to build a 32-bit and a 64-bit ODBO data provider, as well as Simba’s 32-bit and 64-bit MDX query language engines. The toolkit provides software developers with a full set of components and comprehensive documentation for implementing a complete OLAP/MDX solution. Simba’s expert product engineers are also available to readily provide assistance, if needed.

“Native 64-bit XMLA support adds to the already tremendous flexibility and implementation options that SimbaProvider SDK customers have to build out data connectivity within their BI and data warehouse products,” said David Foster, Vice President of Engineering at Simba Technologies. “SimbaProvider SDK is the only solution available in the market that provides a complete range of 32-bit and 64-bit support for XMLA, ODBO and MDX. It’s the solution that’s used by key industry vendors such as Infor, Kognitio, Oracle, SAP, Teradata and many others for multi-dimensional support within their products.”

Other notable new features in SimbaProvider OLAP SDK 4.4 include:

  • Up to 15% performance improvement in cell retrieval of ODBO providers;
  • Added support for Visual Studio 2010-based data provider development;
  • Added support for Windows 7 SP1;
  • And, added option to create customized Data Link Property connection dialog tabs for ODBO providers, so vendors can tailor the information needed from client application users to make and store a connection.

About SimbaProvider OLAP SDK

SimbaProvider OLAP SDK is the single, most widely used ODBO SDK and XMLA SDK for building standards-based data providers that connect OLAP-based business intelligence and analytics applications to multi-dimensional and star schema relational data sources. With SimbaProvider SDK, users can integrate their data source with the newest generation of analytical applications and development environments, such as Microsoft Excel, SAP BusinessObjects, IBM Cognos, ADOMD, ADOMD.NET and many others.

SimbaProvider OLAP SDK is fully 32-bit and 64-bit compatible, enabling the development of robust ODBO Providers and .NET-based and Java-based XMLA Providers for the utmost in interoperability and cross-platform enabled data connectivity solutions. SimbaProvider OLAP SDK includes Simba’s 32-bit and 64-bit MDX 2005 Engines, which contribute to why it’s considered to be the industry leading MDX Query Language SDK.

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 About Simba Technologies Inc.

Simba Technologies ( is the recognized world leader in standards-based data access products, solutions and services 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 Infor®, Kognitio®, Microsoft®, Oracle®, SAP® and Teradata®.

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