Zoho Analytics comes with a simple spreadsheet-like user interface. You can create online databases and analyse your data using different views and charting tools. It is an innovative software that allows you to build, migrate and manage your databases with the help of its intuitive drag and drop features. You can build anything from a simple custom database to a complete analytics system.
Zoho Creator is a database building platform that allows users, without any prior coding experience or IT knowledge, to build digital database applications. Zoho Creator's drag-and-drop interface allows business users to create custom enterprise applications easily, and without consuming weeks or months of delivery. In addition, it also allows users to automate business processes or workflows, analyse data in reports and collaborate with other stakeholders, both inside and outside their business. With the launch of Zoho DB & Reports on Wednesday, we now have 3 services that handle structured data.
So the natural question many people have been asking is "What's the difference, why have 3 services when one would be enough"? Your data is instantly and simultaneously available to everyone. Show users only what they need and hide everything else. Your business data is typically stored in one or more of these services: local databases, hosted databases, flat files and web applications. No matter where your data is, Zoho Analytics can function as your BI tool.
You can pull your data into Zoho Analytics from any source for powerful analysis and reporting. Analyse and uncover hidden insights from the data present in your internal databases (both SQL and NoSQL) using Zoho Analytics. Load data from internal databases and flat files located behind the firewall using our robust and easy to install 'Zoho Databridge'. Zoho Creator queries are primarily intended for application development, so they are not as sophisticated as what you can do with SQL.
It will provide SQL-level APIs, so you can build Zoho DB-backed applications in your own preferred language. You can also use the built-in integration options to send and receive data from other Zoho applications, such as CRM, Books and Invoice, or with third-party services such as PayPal, Salesforce and QuickBooks. We will integrate Zoho Creator and DB in a future update, making it easy to create reports on the data your application generates in Creator. Zoho Creator is very flexible and helps you combine existing data from other external applications seamlessly.
Now, the difference between Zoho Sheet and Zoho DB, especially because DB adopts the familiar spreadsheet interface as a starting point. With the Zoho Creator mobile app, you can add or edit data, and view reports in your app directly from your phone or tablet. In this mode, Zoho Analytics generates reports by running appropriate live queries on your Amazon Redshift data. The forms and applications you build in Zoho Creator share the same database, which means you can search and add information in all of them without duplication or additional integration.
Initially the integration will focus on the data level, so data from your Creator application is automatically available in the DB, and eventually integration will also be provided at the GUI level, so your applications can embed a Reports tab extracted from Zoho DB. Zoho Creator helps you gain greater control of your business processes, increase efficiency and save time with automated workflows. This platform-neutral API allows you to integrate real-time data changes from your applications or databases into Zoho Analytics. Some of the features of Zoho DB will eventually make their way into Sheet, and it will be possible to move some of the structured data from Sheet to DB, but the two products retain their distinct core identity.