Simba Technologies releases SimbaEngine X, the industry-leading Big Data Connectivity SDK for custom ODBC, ADO.NET, OLEDB, and JDBC driver development for any data source

VANCOUVER, BC – May 23, 2016 – Simba Technologies Inc., the global leader in standards-based relational and multi-dimensional data connectivity, announced today the release of SimbaEngine X for rapid development of ODBC, OLE DB, ADO.NET, and JDBC drivers to any data source: SQL, NoSQL, Cloud, Line of Business, and IoT.

SimbaEngine is the foundation development environment and toolkit for creating robust and compliant custom ODBC and JDBC drivers for connecting the latest BI and analytics tools including Microsoft Excel and Power BI, MicroStrategy, SAP Cloud for Analytics, QlikView, and Tableau.

SimbaEngine is recognized as the most scalable, performance-oriented, and complete toolkit available to rapidly build and deploy industrial quality ODBC drivers, JDBC drivers, OLE DB providers, and ADO.NET data providers. SimbaEngine is designed for software companies that have built and deployed unique data engine and want to expose the full power of their engine to the broadest set of BI and analytics tools in the shortest time possible.

Simba’s unique Collaborative Query Execution (CQE) engine, only available through SimbaEngine, accelerates the development and deployment of SQL-compliant custom ODBC and JDBC drivers that leverage the full power of software companies’ unique data engines, advances product release schedules, and gets products to market sooner with faster data connectivity.

“ACL, the global leader in Data-Driven GRC software, is excited to build and deploy connectivity solutions for ACL using the new SimbaEngine X. This innovative SDK is clearly the “gold standard” and allows ACL to build our own customized drivers faster and let ACL focus our in-house resources on what we do best,” says Keith Cerny, Vice President, Technology. “Using SimbaEngine X to build industrial quality drivers for ACL gives our customers rapid connectivity to a greater selection of Analytics and Visualization tools, and we are now able to offer ACL customers the fastest connectivity in the industry. We would recommend Simba to other companies that require rigorous data access solutions to meet the needs of their customers.”

SimbaEngine X Highlights

The SimbaEngine X release focuses on a number of dominant new features resulting in 3 powerful new benefits:

  1. Pure Java JDBC drivers. Using our new Java SQL Engine provides product development teams a streamlined development experience and better performance. SimbaEngine’s native JDBC capabilities also allow for easier deployment and maintenance.
  2. High Performance Wire Protocol. Our new wire protocol has been significantly enhanced making it over twice as fast as the Postgres wire protocol and gives you the fastest performance available to showcase the power of your data source with reduced development effort.
  3. 4 for 1 Development Multiplier. With SimbaEngine X, you can build one implementation and get ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, and OLEDB with no additional effort giving you the fastest time to market, at significantly lower cost for initial development and lifecycle maintenance.

“SimbaEngine has always had a C++ version of our componentized SQL Engine. With version X, SimbaEngine adds a Java version of the componentized SQL Engine. Members of the Simba family can now build pure Java SQL enabled JDBC drivers as well as native code SQL enabled ODBC drivers,” says George Chow, CTO of Simba Technologies. “We have also seen industry-wide limitations with accessing data in the Cloud. SimbaEngine’s enhanced wire protocol was built specifically to solve this problem. With performance that is twice the industry leading Postgres wire protocol, Simba brings to our partners the ability to significantly improve the experience of their customers.”

Drivers built upon the SimbaEngine X driver development framework comply with the latest ODBC 3.8, JDBC 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2, OLE DB, and ADO.NET standards and add important functionality such as Unicode and 32- and 64-bit support for high-performance computing environments on all platforms (Windows, Linux, AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Mac OS X, iOS). SimbaEngine is the only commercial custom ODBC Driver SDK that supports Mac OS X.

For more information visit: ODBC and JDBC driver development with SimbaEngine X.

About Simba Technologies

Simba Technologies ( 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 uses SimbaEngine X to build all of its drivers and is used worldwide by customers which include software vendors and global enterprises like Alteryx®, Altiscale®, Cloudera®, Couchbase®, Databricks®, Datastax®, Google®, Hortonworks®, MapR®, Microsoft®, Oracle®, Qubole®, SAP®, Splunk®, Tableau®, and Teradata®.

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