Couchbase ODBC and JDBC Drivers

Seamless access to Couchbase using SQL tools or N1QL

Current Versions ODBC 2.0.6 | JDBC 1.0.9

OEM & Distribution
  • DB Visualizer
  • Excel
  • Looker
  • Microstrategy
  • NoSQL
  • Other JDBC
  • Other ODBC
  • PowerBI
  • SAP
  • Sisense
  • Tableau

“Magnitude Simba ODBC and JDBC connectors will bring a new level of fast, seamless connectivity to Couchbase Server. This integration will make it easier for data analysts—whether they’re using Tableau, Excel, QlikView, SAP Lumira, or any other BI application to quickly access data in Couchbase Server.” – Matt McDonough, Couchbase Vice President of Business Development

Improved Analyst Productivity

SQL-based BI and ETL tools require a relational view of data (“schema”) and so they cannot work directly with NoSQL data sources, which do not require a pre-defined schema. Simba data connectors feature an auto-generation mechanism for defining a relational schema whereby collections of documents are mapped to relational tables, and composite data types, such as arrays, are mapped to virtual re-normalized tables. Included with the connectors is a schema editing tool for viewing and editing these auto-generated schemas. Once the schema is finalized, the schema can be uploaded into the database to ensure that all users use the same schema. This enables analysts and data scientists to seamlessly work with NoSQL data sources using familiar BI tools without a need to learn a new tool or query language.

Couchbase has its own powerful query language in N1QL (pronounced “nickel”), which adds on to SQL the ability to query JSON documents. Analysts and data scientists can continue to take advantage of the expressive nature of the N1QL query language as the connectors fully understand N1QL.

High Performance, Reliability, and Security

Simba Couchbase connectors intelligently distribute the workload between Couchbase Server and the connector by translating as many SQL operations as possible to N1QL, and passing down these operations to the N1QL query engine for execution, while taking care of operations that are not directly supported by it.

With the simple click of a button, Couchbase Server users can scale their database by adding nodes and taking advantage of the inherent automated, elastic scaling features. Simba Couchbase connectors seamlessly support this elastic scaling by supporting load balancing and failover between nodes to drive further performance.

Simba Couchbase connectors support using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol for encrypting the connection between the connector and Couchbase Server.


  • Powerful SQL Connector allows users to define schemas on the fly on schema-less data
  • Bundled Schema Editor allows further customization and sharing of auto generated schema
  • Direct BI Tool connectivity to data without extraction
  • Full compatibility with leading analytic/reporting apps, including Microsoft Excel, Tableau and more
  • Adds SQL-92 capabilities to Couchbase
  • Maps SQL to Couchbase’s N1QL query language with N1QL pass-through query option
  • Collaborative query execution distributes the load between the server and the connector
  • Improve application reliability and performance by automatically distributing query processing across the nodes in a Couchbase cluster
  • Secure data in transit with SSL


Supports Couchbase Server 4.0, 4.5 and 5.1
Complies with the latest ODBC 3.8 Specification
Complies with the latest JDBC 4.1 specification
Support for 32- and 64-bit applications
Supports Unicode
Supports multiple platforms, including Windows, Linux and Mac OS
Supports ANSI SQL-92
Supports N1QL


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