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Simba Releases World's First Big Data ODBC Drivers for Mac

Simba's Full Suite of Hadoop and Big Data ODBC Drivers for Mac Enables Enterprises to Unlock the Power of All Their Data.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/03/14 -- Simba Technologies Inc., the industry's source for standards-based relational and multi-dimensional data connectivity solutions, today unveiled a full suite of Big Data ODBC drivers for the Apple Mac®. There are over 72 million(i) installed Macs globally. With Simba Big Data ODBC drivers for Mac, enterprises can now empower employees using any Mac product by giving them a decisive advantage with rich interactive data access.

"Enterprises can now connect Excel, Tableau, and any BI, analytics, or reporting tool on Mac products to data in Cassandra, Google Big Query, Hadoop, HBase, Hive, Impala, MongoDB, and Salesforce.com. This is a world first," exclaimed Amyn Rajan, CEO of Simba Technologies. "Simba was the first to offer a comprehensive suite of ODBC drivers on Windows and Linux for Big Data. Our team continues to be laser focussed on bringing the most innovative enterprise data connectivity solutions to the market."

Data scientists around the world can today achieve complete workforce data connectivity with Simba's full suite of Mac ODBC drivers! With 72 million Macs users, the lack of Big Data ODBC drivers has been a real hindrance until now. Simba's Mac ODBC drivers allow data scientists to access all their data, enabling them to focus their energies on analyzing, creating information, and extracting actionable insights.

Every major Hadoop distribution, including Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, and Microsoft, have independently chosen Simba's ODBC drivers: Simba offers the industry preferred solutions for enterprise-grade data connectivity. It continues to be the leading innovator in the Big Data space by fully supporting the platforms everyone wants. Simba will be exhibiting at the Strata 2014 Big Data Conference from February 11 to 13th, 2014, where all the Big Data players meet. Data experts are invited to visit the Simba team at booth 719. To get a 20% discount on registration, Big Data professionals can use code Simba20.

In 2013, the iMac was the number one personal computer in the Unites States and the MacBook was the number one notebook. There is now one solution for businesses looking to achieve complete workforce connectivity to enterprise Big Data: Simba. Only Simba offers a full range of ODBC drivers for Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.

For more information about Simba's Big Data ODBC Drivers, visit: www.simba.com/bigdata.

For more information about SimbaEngine ODBC SDK - Simba's leading ODBC toolkit for custom ODBC driver development - visit: www.simba.com/odbc-sdk.htm.

(i) 2013 WWDC Keynote Address (http://www.apple.com/apple-events/june-2013/)

About Simba Technologies Inc.

Simba Technologies (www.simba.com) 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's software is used worldwide. Its customers include leading independent software vendors and global enterprises like Cloudera, Datastax®, Hortonworks®, MapR®, Microsoft®, Oracle®, Qubole, SAP® and Teradata®.

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