Simba Technologies' Apache Hive ODBC Driver with SQL Connector Chosen by arcplan to Bring SQL-access to Big Data in Apache Hadoop to arcplan Customers
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Nov 14, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
arcplan Enterprise and Simba Technologies announced today a
partnership to enable connectivity to Hadoop distributions - enabling
SQL access to Big Data in Hadoop. Simba's Apache Hive ODBC Driver
with SQL Connector enables standard SQL and Hive Query Language
(HiveQL) access directly to their Big Data.
arcplan Enterprise, one of the most successful business intelligence
(BI) platforms on the market, has partnered with Simba to enable its
customers to perform real-time analysis on their Hadoop data. With
Simba's Apache Hive ODBC Driver with SQL Connector arcplan's
customers can connect directly to their Big Data source, enabling
high-performance analytics without the need to extract the data into
a proprietary data source.
"We are pleased to extend arcplan's big data analysis capabilities
even further with this new driver from Simba," said Hans Peter Wolff,
arcplan's CTO. "Our customers get the benefits of fast and easy
analysis and reporting on massive Hadoop/Hive data sets in our
simple-to-use BI platform, along with the benefit of integrating it
with other corporate data within the enterprise for a full picture of
Unlike other data drivers for Hadoop/Hive, Simba's Big Data ODBC
Driver technology performs the added task of mapping advanced SQL
functionality to HiveQL to provide users with seamless integration
between their favored SQL-based BI application and their Hadoop-based
Big Data. Built upon the SimbaEngine ODBC SDK driver development
framework - the industry's leading toolkit for high-performance
custom ODBC driver development.
"arcplan's platform provides broad and flexible BI capabilities,
letting you focus on the performance of the organization and not the
data," said George Chow, Simba's CTO. "Simba's Big Data ODBC Driver
provides SQL access to Hadoop, enabling easy access and
high-performance analytics on your Big Data. Simba's Big Data ODBC
driver technology enables arcplan's customers to efficiently and
easily analyze, understand and report on their Big Data without
extracting and aggregating data into a proprietary data source."
The world of Big Data offers enterprises the opportunity to perform
real-time analytics on their data, enabling enhanced decision making,
and insight discovery and process optimization. Simba's Big Data ODBC
drivers empower this. Simba's Big Data ODBC solution for arcplan
comply with the latest ODBC 3.52 data standard and adds important
functionality such as Unicode and 32- and 64-bit support for
high-performance and real-time analytics on Big Data. Hadoop
distributions including those from DataStax, MapR, and HortonWorks
already include Simba's Apache Hive ODBC driver so users are
guaranteed standard ODBC access regardless of which Hadoop
distribution they use and no extra costs.
ODBC was developed in 1992 by Microsoft and Simba Technologies and
has been the flagship API for SQL ever since. It is the most common
data interface used by BI, data analysis and reporting applications
for relational data connectivity. The ODBC 3.52 specification - on
which Simba's Big Data ODBC Drivers are fully compliant - is the
foundation for standards-based access from BI tools such as arcplan,
Microsoft Excel, Tableau, SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports,
QlikView and countless others.
For more information about Simba's Big Data ODBC Drivers, visit:
For more information about SimbaEngine ODBC SDK - Simba's leading
ODBC toolkit for custom ODBC driver development - visit:
arcplan (www.arcplan.com) is a leader in innovative Business
Intelligence, Dashboard, Corporate Performance and Planning software
solutions for desktop and mobile use. Since 1993, arcplan has enabled
more than 3,000 customers worldwide to leverage their existing
infrastructure for better decision making. Empowering all users to
connect and collaborate with relevant information is crucial for
improving business performance. With arcplan - it simply works.
arcplan's flagship product arcplan Enterprise(R) was rated the #1
third party tool for SAP BW, Oracle Essbase, and IBM Cognos TM1 in
The BI Survey 12 (2012).
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 arcplan
Enterprise(R), Datastax(R), Hortonworks(R), MapR(R), Microsoft(R),
Oracle(R), SAP(R), Teradata(R) and Qubole.
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Simba Technologies Inc.
SOURCE: Simba Technologies Inc.
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