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Simba Technologies Announces Vlamis Software Solutions as Official MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP Reseller

(August 23, 2011)

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI -- (Marketwire) -- 08/23/11 -- Simba Technologies Inc., the industry's choice for standards-based relational and multi-dimensional data connectivity products, today announced Vlamis Software Solutions as an official reseller of its award-winning MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP software product.

"Vlamis Software is very excited to partner with Simba to sell MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP," said Dan Vlamis, President of Vlamis Software Solutions, Inc. "In addition to our work with Oracle Business Intelligence, we work a lot with Oracle OLAP cubes. There are some times that our clients want a simple two-tier solution for accessing OLAP data directly from Excel. We see great interest for an Excel connector to provide easy, ad hoc query and BI analysis directly on Oracle OLAP data. Excel is on every desktop, and Oracle's database is the leader. Simba's innovative MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP solution brings them together."

"Vlamis Software is a recognized expert in Oracle-based BI and data warehousing," said Amyn Rajan, CEO of Simba Technologies. "We are working closely with Vlamis Software to provide the means for its customers to use Microsoft Excel natively on Oracle OLAP data - something users had never been able to do before. We foresee great synergies and added customer value from the Vlamis - Simba partnership."

About MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP

Simba's MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP enables direct, live connectivity from familiar Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics applications, such as Microsoft Excel, to Oracle Database OLAP Option for easy ad hoc query, analysis, dashboarding and reporting.

Excel is widely considered to be the most popular and familiar multi-dimensional BI tool on the market, and Oracle is the #1 database in the world. Simba's MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP connects the products seamlessly.

MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP enables users to take advantage of native Excel PivotTable and PivotChart functionality - including advanced formatting and dashboard presentation capabilities, and integration with other Microsoft Office products - to analyze Oracle OLAP data. As an easy to install, client-side driver, MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP enables users to query, display and navigate Oracle OLAP data directly from within Excel spreadsheets. For Microsoft Excel-savvy users, accessing Oracle data is the same as Excel connecting to any data source. No special training is needed.

Simba's MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP is built upon its widely-deployed MDX 2005 query language technology that's embedded in several major BI vendors' products.

More information about MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP is available at:

Oracle OpenWorld 2011

Simba Technologies and Vlamis Software will be co-hosting a special reception at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 for current and prospective Oracle OLAP users. This event on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 from 5-7pm will be held near Moscone Center, San Francisco. Oracle OLAP users are invited to RSVP via email at events(at)

Simba will also present two conference sessions at OpenWorld 2011:

-- "Using Excel and Oracle for Business Intelligence and Ad Hoc Reporting", on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 from 10-11am, Session ID 30224 -- "Enabling Oracle OLAP for Enterprise Business Intelligence", on Thursday, October 6th, 2011 from 3-4pm, Session ID 30223

Vlamis Software will also present two conference sessions at OpenWorld 2011:

-- "Fast and Complex BI Analysis with Oracle OLAP", on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 from 9-10am, Session ID 08382 -- "Fast and Complex BI Analysis with Oracle OLAP", on Thursday, October 6th, 2011 from 3-4pm, Session ID 27800

For complete Oracle OpenWorld session and event information, visit:

About Vlamis Software Solutions

Vlamis Software Solutions is the premier US consulting firm with a focus on Oracle-based Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing solutions. Vlamis staff members include nationally-recognized speakers and authors, presenters at Oracle conferences, members of the Oracle Magazine Editorial Board and Oracle ACEs.

More information about Vlamis Software Solutions is available at:

About Simba Technologies Inc.

Simba Technologies ( 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 Infor®, Kognitio®, Microsoft®, Oracle®, SAP® and Teradata®.

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