Simba Technologies Inc.

Simba Technologies Inc.

January 24, 2007 13:32 ET

Simba Updates Industry Leading ODBC SDK

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 24, 2007) - Simba Technologies Inc., the industry leader in data connectivity toolkits and services, announced today the release of SimbaEngine ODBC SDK 7.5.2. This latest release of SimbaEngine ODBC SDK is the most powerful and capable release to date, making it even easier for developers to build a robust ODBC, JDBC or OLE DB driver, or an ADO.NET provider for their proprietary, relational and non-relational data sources. SimbaEngine ODBC SDK 7.5.2 extends several feature sets and key component updates to support developers with the latest development standards and trends.

SimbaEngine ODBC SDK 7.5.2 includes a SQL-92 compliant SQL engine, enabling Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to build SQL connectivity to their data sources. The ODBC SDK is used by many ISVs to quickly build ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB, and .NET drivers for their own proprietary data sources. ISVs using SimbaEngine ODBC SDK gain the utmost interoperability, and are able to connect products like CrystalReports, Excel and Access seamlessly to their proprietary data sources.

Version 7.5.2 of the SDK supports development for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2005, working seamlessly with the .NET 2005 IDE to deliver the same power and flexibility available with the .NET 2003 IDE and Visual Studio 6 IDE. In addition, the updated SDK provides extended OEM capability, new support for the "AS" keyword, and an updated JDBC component and test suite based upon Sun Microsystems' J2SE 1.4.2, which will allow developers to easily add JDBC connectivity with even greater compatibility.

"SimbaEngine adds support for much anticipated enhancements, such as .NET 2005," said Amyn Rajan, President and CEO of Simba Technologies. "This release also contains many enhancements based upon customer feedback, ensuring the SDK is more capable than ever to enable our customers to provide the most functionality with the widest interoperability for their products."

The SDKs new enhancements add to a long list of powerful and robust features SimbaEngine ODBC SDK already contains, such as support for a large number scalar functions for improved data access and manipulation, and push-down processing functionality for added performance optimization.

Simba is a pioneer in ODBC technology, having co-developed the standard with Microsoft in the early nineties. Simba's ODBC technology has been installed on more than 30 million desktops worldwide, and SimbaEngine is the leading SDK for building robust relational data connectivity solutions.

About Simba Technologies Inc.

Simba Technologies Inc. ( is the recognized world leader in standards-based data access products, solutions and services. Simba delivers data connectivity and interoperability solutions to many of the world's leading companies on various platforms, including Windows, Solaris and Linux. Simba's best-in-class 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 ABAS Software, Alterian PLC, Business Objects, Hyperion, Microsoft, MIS AG, Poet GmbH, SAP AG, Sequiter Software, and Unify Corporation.

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