Simba Technologies Inc.

Simba Technologies Inc.

December 02, 2013 09:00 ET

Simba Technologies Releases New MDX Query Language Toolkit Supporting High-Performance 64-bit XMLA Data Provider Development for OLAP Connectivity in Conventional and Web Services Environments

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 2, 2013) - Simba Technologies Inc., the industry's source for standards-based relational and multi-dimensional data connectivity solutions, announced today the release of SimbaProvider SDK 4.5 - the quickest way to build XMLA, ODBO, and MDX Query language capability for any data source. SimbaProvider 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 innovative technology inside the SimbaProvider SDK powers MDX queries on any data source, including Big Data sources such as Cloudera Impala. Simba first demonstrated MDX queries issued on a real-time OLAP cube in Cloudera Impala in February 2013. This release of SimbaProvider SDK enhances the underlying MDX query language engine and shows Simba's continued investment in OLAP in the Big Data age.

"My two favourite features in this release are the all-new sample provider and the enhanced query and subquery delegation," said Cathy Dumas, the Director of Program Management, Analytics at Simba Technologies," Developers can quickly get up and running with the new sample provider and incrementally extend MDX query language functionality as needed. As a developer's familiarity with MDX and the SimbaProvider SDK grows, he or she can greatly improve the performance by selectively delegating queries and subqueries to the underlying data source. This combination of the computational capabilities in Simba's MDX engine and the power of the developer's data source results in easy-to-use BI models in Microsoft Excel PivotTables or in almost any other BI client."

SimbaProvider 4.5 Highlights:

  • Improved performance:
    • Implementers can leverage the power of their database and accelerate performance by implementing a method to delegate queries and simple subqueries
    • Better performance and memory utilization in XMLA service and MDX query language engine
  • Visual Studio 2012 / Windows 8 support
  • Enhanced BI client support:
    • Excel 2013
    • SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, Edition for OLAP 4.1
    • ADOMD.Net
  • Improved Java/Linux:
    • XMLA service available on both JBoss and Tomcat
    • Linux sample included with SDK
  • Quicker to evaluate:
    • No third party software required
    • All new documentation and quick start guide
  • New MDX query language functionality:
    • display folders and an implementation of the LastNonEmpty function

About SimbaProvider SDK

SimbaProvider SDK is the single most widely used ODBO 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 Java-based XMLA Providers for interoperability and cross-platform enabled data connectivity solutions. SimbaProvider 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 Cloudera®, Hortonworks®, MapR®, Google®, Intel®, Alteryx®, Infor®, Microsoft®, Oracle®, SAP® and Teradata®.

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    Navneet Nathoo
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