Zoho Brings Database & Reporting Online
Zoho DB Features Online Database along with Visual Data Analytics
PLEASANTON, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE)--Bringing the power of traditional databases to people who work online, Zoho today announced Zoho DB. Available at https://db.zoho.com, Zoho DB is an online database and reporting application that blends database functionalities with visual data analysis. For a video tour of Zoho DB, please visit https://www.viddler.com/raju/videos/12/.
"With Zoho DB, we want to simplify data analysis based on your data in a database. This is data analytics for the rest of us," said
Raju Vegesna, Zoho evangelist.
"We spent quite a bit of time and effort making a highly functional, complex database and reporting application that's online and simple to use. What excites me even further is that it brings other integration possibilities with existing Zoho apps to the table."
On the last point, Zoho DB differentiates from Zoho Creator largely in its backend flexibility and its data visualization capabilities. Zoho Creator gives users tremendous flexibility in designing the user interface, prompting users to describe it as the Web equivalent of Microsoft Access combined with Visual Basic. Zoho DB offers similar flexibility in its ability to manipulate and analyze the backend data.
Zoho DB Details
Zoho DB lets users easily create, share, and collaborate on database applications and reports. Highlights of Zoho DB include:
- Familiar spreadsheet-like user interface for simple data manipulation and navigation;
- Support for data import/export from a variety of spreadsheet formats, including .xls, .csv, and .tsv files;
- Drag and drop-based reporting and visual analysis, with support for creating charts, pivot tables, summary views, and table views;
- Full-fledged SQL (Structured Query Language)-based querying of databases for powerful and flexible reporting;
- Understanding of SQL queries/dialects from multiple databases - Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, Sybase, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Informix, and ANSI SQL;
- Databases, tables, and views can be shared in read-only or read-write modes for collaborative development and analysis;
- Professional looking reports can be created and embedded into a Website with simple copy/paste of code; and
- Highly scalable database with access from anywhere, anytime.
Vegesna continued, "Zoho DB can be adopted by a wide range of users who are looking for an easy to use, flexible, secure, and scalable Web-based database and reporting application. Spreadsheet users, desktop database users, relational database users, and reporting/analytics tool users are among those who will feel right at home with Zoho DB."
Debut of Zoho DB
Initial responses to Zoho DB have cited the application's ease of use as well as its industry-first status in the competitive arena of online applications.
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"Zoho is making a habit of one-upping their competition..."
Richard MacManus, Read/WriteWeb
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"It's an impressive application, full of the features that users of databases like Access are accustomed to. ...DB can be used to create powerful applications that can then be embedded in Web sites for real-time data collection or display. It's the kind of thing you just cannot do with an offline app."
Rafe Needleman, CNet
Zoho DB Launches, Beats Google Docs to the Punch
"When the big G creates a product that competes with yours...how do you compete? You either a) whimper in the corner and give up, b) try to sell and cash in quickly or c) try to always be one step ahead. Zoho has been taking the third route with their online office suite and they've been doing quite well, with their products always being on a par with or better than Google's applications. ... Zoho is still going strong, and with 13 online applications under its belt they clearly show that they're ready to fight Google's office applications head on."
Stan Schroeder, Mashable
It's a Database. It's a Spreadsheet. It's Zoho DB.
"Zoho is adding another weapon to its arsenal today. ... There's a lot of functionality built into Zoho DB, much more than I can explain..."
Mark Hendrickson, TechCrunch
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"The easiest way to describe Zoho DB is that it's an online version of Microsoft Access with more features. I played with the tool for a bit yesterday and found it to be robust and responsive."
Allen Stern, CenterNetworks
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"At this point, Zoho has the lead in the completeness of its suite versus the other online suite makers--Google, Think Free and now Adobe."
Dan Farber, ZDNet
About Zoho and AdventNet
Zoho is creating the most comprehensive suite of affordable, online productivity tools for today's knowledge workers. Nearly 120 developers work on the Zoho suite, often implementing new features just days after customers request them and responding to customer queries within minutes of their posting. To date, Zoho has launched 15 different applications and more are in the works. For more information on Zoho, please visit www.zoho.com.
Zoho is a division of AdventNet, in business since 1996 providing innovative software tools and serving more than 10,000 customers worldwide. For more information on AdventNet, please visit www.zohocorp.com.