Toad for Cloud Databases helps users unlock data stored in the cloud by using the familiar SQL language or Toad’s popular visual query and data access capabilities. Users can query and report on non-relational data, migrate data in both cloud and relational databases from one to the other, and create queries that combine the two.
Emerging non-relational platforms are compelling options for organizations looking to overcome the cost and scalability limitations of relational database systems. Currently, complex programming is required to access data stored in the cloud, and this creates significant barriers for users who want to build applications or use the data for business intelligence. Toad for Cloud Databases breaks through this roadblock, providing query building and reporting capabilities familiar to Toad users, plus migration and management for developers who want to experiment with the cloud – all wrapped into a SQL-based interface.
The current beta supports Amazon SimpleDB, Microsoft Azure Table services, Apache HBase, and any Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)-enabled relational database. The second beta release will add full support for Apache Cassandra, as well as Apache Hadoop through Hive. In addition, Quest has an Eclipse-based version of Toad for Cloud Databases on its roadmap for a future release.