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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 42MB fc2eb21cfdb54617b2c795ac2e5eab61 macOS 35MB d5427c1b84ad6ee4a0563099159e276f Windows 32MB d87519bd7a197471f26bad4dc7f18c13


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.

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