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Currently there is a rush in all technology quarters to change the way that we use productivity applications. The main goal of this movement is to supplement or even replace outright classic office suites. Not surprisingly pretty much all of the major technology companies are involved, including Microsoft and Google.
However, one classic application has been left behind in this movement, namely the database, and those online databases that have appeared have been really just spreadsheets on steroids.
Zoho is One of the smaller vendors in the online office suite market but also has one of the more mature offerings. So it's no surprise that they are one of the first to try to bring true database capabilities to an online suite offering.
I recently spoke to Zoho evangelist Raju Vegesna about a new product, Zoho DB. Zoho DB is designed to be a full database that can step in for database systems such as Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL.