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Simba Launches Linux-Based MDX SDK

SDK 4.2 Adds Java XMLA Provider and MDX Engine for Linux

Simba Technologies has announced the release of SimbaProvider OLAP SDK 4.2. SimbaProvider OLAP SDK is a solution for building OLE DB for OLAP and XML for Analysis data connectivity that connects business intelligence and analytics products like Microsoft Excel 2007 and SAP Business Objects Voyager to data sources. SimbaProvider OLAP SDK 4.2 incorporates many enhancements, including a new Linux-based MDX engine, an ODBO to XMLA bridge, and support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008.

This latest SDK release provides greater options to developers by way of newly added support for Red Hat Linux and continued support for Microsoft Windows. Simba added components to easily build platform independent, Java-based XMLA Providers in Version 4.1 of the SDK. The addition of a Linux-based MDX engine in this latest release enables the company's Linux-based customers to build a fully Linux solution to gain performance with their systems.

Previously, non-Windows customers had to introduce a Windows-based layer within their systems to accommodate MDX processing. By eliminating the need for an added layer in the latest SDK, Linux-based customers will be able to connect directly to a Java-based XMLA Provider for greater efficiency and performance gains. SimbaProvider OLAP SDK supports both 32-bit and 64-bit processing. The SDK is also easily portable to additional platforms beyond Windows and Linux.

Also notable in this release, Simba has added support for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2008. Development support for Visual Studio .NET 2005 continues, while support for Visual Studio .NET 2003 has been dropped. Simba has also bundled in its O2X technology for bridging OLE DB for OLAP to XML for Analysis data access. SimbaO2X allows users to use ODBO-based applications like Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables with XMLA-based data sources, again providing user choice and flexibility without being tied to a single technology or platform.

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