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Tableau Software Leverages ODBC Connectivity From Simba Technologies for Tableau Desktop on the Mac

Tableau Desktop Customers Can Connect to, Analyze, and Act on Insight Gleaned From SQL Server Data Using the Mac OS

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - June 19, 2014) - In conjunction with today's release of Tableau 8.2, Simba Technologies Inc., the enterprise leader in standards-based connectivity solutions for relational and multi-dimensional data, announced that the new Tableau Desktop on the Mac OS uses ODBC connectivity for Microsoft SQL Server developed by Simba. The driver enables Tableau Software users to connect to and analyze SQL Server data, providing the same fast, visually compelling, and powerful analytics capabilities available on Windows.

"Tableau Software's innovative data analytics solutions demonstrate an intrinsic commitment to helping people see and understand their data," says Simba Technologies CEO Amyn Rajan. "Tableau Desktop on the Mac opens up a new world of possibilities for Mac users wanting easier access to their data."

"Tableau Desktop on the Mac will offer simpler and more seamless access to data for Mac users everywhere," says Tableau Software Vice President of Product Management Dan Jewett. "Our partnership with Simba Technologies enables Tableau customers to bridge the gap between their Mac clients and corporate data stored in SQL Server data sources. Better connectivity leads to better visual analytics for everyone."

The Simba driver leveraged by Tableau Desktop on the Mac connects seamlessly to SQL Server data sources via ODBC, with no fine-tuning required. Tableau Desktop customers using a Mac will now benefit from the same under-the-hood, best-in-class performance connectivity as Tableau for Windows users.

"Using the SQL Server wire protocol, the SQL Server ODBC driver for Mac connects directly to SQL Server itself without imposing multiple communication layers," notes Simba Technologies CTO George Chow. "Simba's direct-to-the-wire design means that nothing gets in the way of fast, clean data connectivity for Tableau users."

Tableau on the Mac brings Tableau Software's trademark visual analytics to the Mac platform. Learn more about Tableau at www.tableausoftware.com.

Simba Technologies' connectivity drivers are available for individual, enterprise, and OEM licensing. For more information and to sign up for a free trial, visit www.simba.com/connectors.

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 Alteryx®, Cloudera®, Datastax®, Hortonworks®, MapR®, Microsoft®, Oracle®, Qubole®, SAP®, Splunk®, Tableau®, and Teradata®.

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