Vancouver, BC – February 28, 2011 – Simba Technologies Inc., industry’s choice for standards-based relational and multi-dimensional data connectivity, announced today the release of SimbaEngine ODBC SDK 8.1. SimbaEngine ODBC SDK enables quick and easy development of high-performance, custom ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB or ADO.NET data drivers that connect popular Business Intelligence (BI) tools like Microsoft Excel, SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports and other ODBC-type applications to both SQL-enabled and non-SQL data stores.

“SimbaEngine ODBC SDK 8.1 introduces a number of performance-based enhancements for software developers to implement standards-based ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB and ADO.NET data connectivity for their data store or application,” said Suzanne Hoffman, Vice President of Sales at Simba. “SimbaEngine ODBC SDK’s broad platform support, comprehensive documentation and sample driver templates, and feature-rich functionality make it the easiest and quickest way to implement commercial-grade ODBC and JDBC connectivity in traditional, web services or SaaS environments.”

“We didn’t think it would be possible to make it easier to build a custom ODBC or JDBC driver, but our team did it,” said Russ Tront, Director of Product Management at Simba. “We worked with a new customer on this release and they were very impressed with the performance and functionality that SimbaEngine SDK delivered.”

Latest Release Enhances Performance and Scalability, and Introduces New Level of Ease and Flexibility to Develop a Custom ODBC Driver

Notable new features in SimbaEngine ODBC SDK 8.1 include:

  • Improved performance and scalability for multi-tier deployment architectures – multi-connection/multi-thread support has been added to SimbaEngine Client/Server component more than doubling throughput in many cases;
  • Expanded platform support for AIX, Solaris running on SPARC or x86 systems, and SUSE Linux and HP-UX running on PA-RISC or Itanium-based systems, in addition to continued, general platform support for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows, UNIX and Linux and Mac OS;
  • New support for developing a custom ODBC driver using C#, in addition to continued support for developing ODBC drivers using C++ and Java;
  • Added support for stored procedures in Java-based data driver development;
  • New sample drivers, supporting pass-down optimizations and multiple catalogs with multiple schemas, to enable fast and easy, template-based data driver development;
  • Support for IPv6.

 About SimbaEngine ODBC SDK

SimbaEngine ODBC SDK provides 99% of the code required to build a custom ODBC 3.52 compliant data driver and a custom JDBC 3.0 compliant data driver, as well as a Microsoft-standard OLE DB data driver and ADO.NET data provider. SimbaEngine ODBC SDK also includes a full SQL engine, if required, for non-SQL data stores. Simba offers all of the components, including the SQL engine, in a single package with one simple fee. The SDK is ideally suited for software vendors that wish to add standards-based data connectivity to their products, opening up access and analysis of data for their customers through popular BI and reporting applications.

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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 Microsoft®, Oracle®, Infor®, SAP® and Teradata®.

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