Zoho has released an interesting Middleware technology for accessing data lying within the various Zoho services using SQL. Zoho calls this Zoho CloudSQL. Zoho Cloud SQL is certainly an interesting product because of the fact that it allows enterprises to align and port their data using standard SQLs rather than much complex technologies like WebServices.
Last time we heard about Zoho was the about the product called Zoho Mail, it also offered Offline Mails support.
So What is Zoho CloudSQL all about?
Zoho CloudSQL is a technology that allows developers to interact with business data stored across Zoho Services using the familiarSQL language. In addition, JDBC and ODBC database drivers make writing code a snap – just use the language construct and syntax you would use with a local database instance. Using the latest Web technology no longer requires throwing away years of coding and learning.
Main Features of Zoho CloudSQL
- Use SQL to interact with your business data stored across Zoho services
- Use any major SQL dialect (ANSI, Oracle, SQL Server, IBM DB2, MySQL and more)
- Support for JDBC and ODBC drivers for transparent and easy connectivity
- Implement in both traditional in house software and hosted/SaaS applications
I am a developer, how can i benefit from this release?
Zoho CloudSQL is offered as a extension to the existing Zoho Web API and is meant to be used by developers, not end users. As a developer you can certainly extend and integrate your existing applications to use data lying within the various applications which use Zoho.
Seems like we have interesting times ahead within the SaaS industry. Zoho Rocks.
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