Custom ODBC and JDBC Driver SDK for Any Data Source

Reduce time-to-market, development cost and risk for your custom ODBC and JDBC drivers with the Simba SDK

Current Versions 10.2.1

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

The Magnitude Simba SDK increases developer productivity and allows you to build custom ODBC and JDBC connectors in as few as five days.

The same SimbaESoftware Development Kit (SDK) that our engineering team uses to develop Simba connectors is available for you to develop your custom ODBC/JDBC connector for any SQL-enabled or NoSQL data source. With Simba SDK, you reduce cost, complexity, risks, and time to market compared to developing a connector from scratch.

The Simba SDK provides:

Speed of development

Develop a connector proof-of-concept in just five days.


Deploy your connector as a client-side, client-server or cloud solution.


Connect your applications to any data source, be it SQL, NoSQL or proprietary.

Application compatibility

Major data applications like Tableau, Power BI, Alteryx and Informatica embed Simba-developed connectors in their own products.

Developer Friendly

Sample connectors for SQL capable and non-SQL capable with full source code.


Partners like Cloudera, Microsoft, Teradata, SAP and MapR embed Simba-developed connectors in their own products.

How it Works

The Simba SDK provides you with a complete set of components to quickly, easily and cost-effectively implement the connector that meets your data connectivity requirements. The SDK includes all the components you need to deploy your ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, or OLE DB connector as a single tier or client/server, standards-based solution as quickly as 5 days. Using our comprehensive documentation, you can include an array of pre-defined functionality to easily deploy a fully optimized connector ideally suited to your specific requirements.

What’s New

The new Java SQL Engine allows the creation of a pure Java JDBC connector. It provides a streamlined development experience and better performance. Pure Java development stack also allows for easier deployment and maintenance.

The new wire protocol has been significantly enhanced making it over twice as fast as the Postgres wire protocol and gives you the fastest performance available to showcase the power of your data source with reduced development effort.

Time to Market. When you build a connector in C++ or C# with Simba SDK, you can build one data store interface implementation and get ODBC, JDBC, and ADO.NET connectors with no extra effort. Simba SDK gives you the fastest time to market and significantly reduces development and maintenance costs.

Other new features and improvements:

  • Exact Numeric Precision enhancements
  • Support for data compression of retrieved data
  • Sample connector improvements on Mac OS X
  • Performance improvements to C++ SQL Engine
  • JDBC 4.2 compliance
  • Support for AIX 7.2, Xcode 12.4, Visual Studio 2019 and 2022, and Windows 10
  • SimbaClient and SimbaServer performance and configuration improvements
  • Improved Makefiles
  • Max OS X Installer
  • Support for .NET Core and .NET Standard 2.0 for building cross-platform ADO.Net providers



Stand-alone Data Connector and Server Platforms

  • All Simba SDK components support 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows, Linux, Solaris, AIX, HPUX, and Mac OS X.

Development Software

  • Windows: Microsoft Visual Studio 2019/2022.
  • UNIX: For all platforms, the native compiler is supported.
  • Linux: GNU Compiler environment.
  • Mac: Xcode Clang 10.x/11.x/12.x/13.x

Client Platforms

  • SimbaClient for ODBC supports the 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows, UNIX, Linux, Mac OS X, AIX, HPUX, and Solaris.
  • SimbaClient for JDBC supports all client operating systems running a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) 1.6 or above.

BI Tool Support

  • Any ODBC-capable application, including Microsoft Office, MicroStrategy, Tableau, PowerBI, Sisense, QuikView and SAP Business Objects Crystal Reports, etc.

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