Zoho, the online productivity suite company, recently added a database application to its increasing popular online applications. The database and reporting tool is simple to use and supports several database language dialects.
Here's a quote from an article at Wired:
Zoho DB can import data from just about any tabular source you’d like, including CSV and Excel files. Once your data is in a table, you can interact with it through a spreadsheet-like interface. Tasks like editing and sorting columns and rows behave just as they do in typical spreadsheet applications. Other tools let you add columns that sum other columns or calculate totals based on your own formulas.
The online database comes with several collaboration features as well. For users not very well acquainted with databases, the tool is as simple to use as a spreadsheet application with all the drag-and-drop functionality. However, for extensive customization, the lack of programmability (WebWorkerDaily) may be an issue.
Nonetheless, the company continues to innovate in the online productivity apps space where none other than the titans (Google and Microsoft) are its main competitors. A tale of David and two Goliaths?