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Simba Technologies to Present Best Practices for Direct BI Analytics Connectivity to Oracle OLAP at COLLABORATE 12 Conference

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/11/12 -- Simba Technologies Inc., industry's choice for standards-based relational and multi-dimensional data connectivity, announced a COLLABORATE 12 Conference presentation series today on making better, faster Business Intelligence (BI) decisions with familiar analytics tools and Oracle Database OLAP Option. Simba will present three conference sessions covering best practices to attain direct connectivity between Business Intelligence (BI) applications and Oracle Database OLAP Option, for high-performance ad hoc query, data analysis and reporting.

Simba's MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP Enables Direct Connectivity between BI Applications and Oracle Database OLAP Option

Simba's MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP product enables the direct connection from popular BI applications - such as Microsoft Excel PivotTables, SAP BusinessObjects Voyager, arcplan and others - to Oracle Database 11g OLAP Option. The product is based upon Simba's widely deployed MDX Query Language technology.

Direct connectivity between Excel and Oracle OLAP Option means that data remains in the Oracle database, eliminating data inaccuracies and spreadmarts. The solution is further accelerated by Oracle Exadata or Exalytics systems, delivering extreme analytics and actionable insight on big data.

For more information on MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP visit: http://www.simba.com/MDX-Provider-for-Oracle-OLAP.htm

An evaluation software download of Simba's MDX Provider of Oracle OLAP can be requested here: http://www.simba.com/evaluate-MDX-Provider-for-Oracle-OLAP.htm

SESSION SYNOPSES

Conference Session #613: "Enabling Oracle OLAP for Enterprise Business Intelligence", Presented by Simba Technologies Inc.

April 25, 2012 from 9:30am-10:30am

Oracle OLAP is a powerful multi-dimensional BI engine, right in your Oracle Database. This session will show how this cost effective database option allows any analytical enterprise user to directly employ this engine for fully interactive business intelligence from Microsoft Excel. And because of the pervasiveness of Excel expertise throughout every organization, no special training is required. The solution described uses a small driver to enable Excel's multi-dimensional queries to translate directly into Oracle OLAP access. Customer examples and the surprising benefits they have encountered will be presented.

Conference Session #585: "How to Leverage Oracle OLAP for Mobile BI", Presented by arcplan, Inc. and Simba Technologies Inc.

April 26, 2012 from 8:30am-9:30am

With the 2011 BI Survey 10 indicating that 22% of organizations are planning to implement mobile BI by the end of 2012, mobile business intelligence has never been a hotter topic. Leveraging the new Simba MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP along with arcplan (www.arcplan.com) Mobile enables secure and intuitive real-time access to business critical information and analytics, on any mobile device based on Oracle OLAP. BI on the go is now available with Oracle OLAP as the foundation. Attend this session to learn more about how to implement best practice mobile BI apps that use MDX to connect to Oracle OLAP.

About COLLABORATE 12

COLLABORATE 12: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community is an educational conference that helps users of the full family of Oracle business applications and database software gain greater value from their Oracle investments. Created by and for Oracle customers, COLLABORATE 12 offers an expert blend of customer-to-customer interaction and insights from technology visionaries and Oracle strategists. This year's conference runs April 22-26, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. More information can be found on the event's website at: http://www.collaborate12.com.

About Simba Technologies Inc.

Simba Technologies (http://www.simba.com) 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 Microsoft®, Oracle®, Infor®, SAP® and Teradata®.

Company and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

Contacts:
Simba Technologies Inc.
Hanne-Sophie Solhaug
+1.604.633.0008 x140
media(at)simba.com
www.simba.com

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