MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP Provides Direct Access from Microsoft Excel PivotTables to OLAP Data within Oracle Database 11g

Vancouver, BC – November 4, 2010 – Simba Technologies Inc., industry’s choice for standards-based relational and multi-dimensional data connectivity, announced today that it has earned the “Compatible for Windows 7” logo for its MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP data connectivity product. Simba’s MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP product provides direct access from Microsoft Excel PivotTables to the Oracle OLAP option for Oracle Database 11g, enabling users to slice, dice, pivot and gain meaningful insight from their data.

“Simba’s MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP product provides Oracle Database 11g customers with an efficient way to view and analyze their Oracle OLAP data directly from Excel,” said George Lumpkin, Vice President of Product Management at Oracle. “Now customers can take advantage of the performance and scalability of Oracle Database 11g and Oracle OLAP using Excel.”

“Our work with Microsoft Corp. on certification assures our customers that MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP will provide them with advanced functionality and significant value as they migrate to Microsoft’s latest platform,” said Suzanne Hoffman, Simba’s Vice President of Sales. “Windows 7 is designed to make everyday tasks faster and easier. Simba’s MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP leverages this innovation to deliver high-performance business intelligence connectivity to Oracle users.”

Excel is widely considered to be the most popular and familiar multi-dimensional business intelligence tool on the market, and Oracle is the #1 database in the world. Simba’s MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP provides a virtually seamless connection between the products.

MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP enables users to take advantage of native Excel PivotTable and PivotChart functionality to analyze Oracle OLAP data, including advanced formatting and dashboard presentation capabilities, and integration with other Microsoft Office products. As an easy to install, client-side driver, MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP enables users to query, display and navigate Oracle OLAP data directly from within Excel spreadsheets. If users are familiar with Microsoft Excel, accessing Oracle data is the same as Excel connecting to any data source. No special training is needed.

Simba’s MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP is built upon its widely-deployed MDX 2005 query language technology that’s embedded in several major BI vendors’ products.

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 About Simba Technologies Inc.

Simba Technologies Inc. ( is the recognized world leader in standards-based data access products, solutions and services for both relational and multi-dimensional data sources. Simba delivers data connectivity and interoperability solutions to many of the world’s leading companies on various platforms, including Windows, Mac, UNIX and Linux. Simba’s best-in-class products support multiple data 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 Oracle®, Microsoft, Infor® and SAP®.

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