Simba/Magnitude ODBC

The latest version of Simba/Magnitude ODBC is 1.1.1, released 2020.02.14.

The Simba Kdb+ ODBC Driver enables Business Intelligence (BI), analytics, and reporting on kdb+ data. The driver complies with the ODBC 3.80 data standard and adds important functionality such as Unicode, as well as 32- and 64-bit support for high-performance computing environments on all platforms.

ODBC is one of the best established and widely supported APIs for connecting to and working with databases. At the heart of the technology is the ODBC driver, which connects an application to the database. Data Access Standards ODBC API Reference


The Simba Kdb+ ODBC Driver is available for these clients:

  • Linux
    • RedHat®EnterpriseLinux®(RHEL) 6 or 7
    • CentOS 6 or 7
    • SUSE Linux EnterpriseServer (SLES) 11 or 12
    • Debian 8 or 9
    • Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, or 18.04
  • macOS version 10.12, 10.13, or 10.14
  • Microsoft® Windows®
    • Windows 10, 8.1, or 7 SP1
    • WindowsServer 2016, 2012, or 2008R2SP1

The primary target for this release is support for:

  • Tableau (certification compliance included)
  • PowerBI
  • Excel


The Installation and Configuration Guide is suitable for all users who are looking to access kdb+ data from their desktop environment.

Installation and Configuration Guide (PDF 1.5MB)

The latest version of Simba/Magnitude ODBC is 1.1.1, released 2020.02.14.

Linux 64 simbakdb- eefafb40b28f574a8f5ce1603112f992 32 simbakdb- 0989e038d86335f83bf1390bdc2827a8

macOS simba-kdb-1.1.dmg 1800022aabd7b1b707ae1603c55c4273

Windows 64 simba-kdb-1.1-64-bit.msi ca70acfa4f02ac8443c6e9b7ca0bc2f9 32 simba-kdb-1.1-32-bit.msi 34fe980c2408f369956d58c695b49e7b Common config file: simba-kdb-odbc-driver.tdc bdc05a4eb0a3b5602d210446da06d25c


The license for the driver itself is presented during installation. One can then choose to accept the license or abort the installation. The driver is sponsored by Kx, at no cost to the end user.