Simba/Magnitude ODBC

Current version

The latest version of Simba/Magnitude ODBC is 1.1, released 2019.07.04.

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)

os bit file size md5
Linux 64 simbakdb- 20MB f01e05f05f40fc16c3c29254b1ba25bc
Linux 32 simbakdb- 20MB 59e454a35a1b7c1f8d7ec22926688470
macOS simba-kdb-1.1.dmg 35MB fcb7db71b7bd461e72d6df74f2056a32
Windows 64 simba-kdb-1.1-64-bit.msi 17MB 3844c00a9922f772fae584baecd4c71c
Windows 32 simba-kdb-1.1-32-bit.msi 16MB f69dc00d6b00320914a3f5aae9a34804
Windows simba-kdb-odbc-driver.tdc
(Common config file)
2kB 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.