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Does anyone know of a web-based / hosted and simple database that has a REST API?

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Amazon offers two different hosted database solutions: Amazon SimpleDb, a non-relational database, and Amazon RDS, a relational database.

Couchdb is also a NoSQL database with a 100% RESTful interface. You can also bundle applications within the Couchdb package itaself and administer the database with the web-based console. Both Cloudant and IrisCouch offer a hosted version of Couchdb.

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Love this answer, range of options. Well done. Thanks! –  jmsmcfrlnd Oct 19 '10 at 15:47
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If you're looking for something beyond database tables, like master-detail forms with a RESTful HTTP API. Take a look at Ragic

You create forms like creating a spreadsheet form, and all forms comes with a RESTful HTTP API that returns the data in JSON.

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I think Microsoft SQL Azure comes with REST and also T-SQL stream.

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Yes SQL Azure supports ODATA. –  idstam Oct 17 '10 at 20:11
    
forgot about ODATA - great reminder. thanks! –  jmsmcfrlnd Oct 18 '10 at 15:13
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My company does a lot of work in the area of API integrations and small business automation, and I've been on the search for something similar. I've got four more services to add to the list. The first three allow you to create and host a database online, and they also make it reasonably easy to create webforms and online reports that hook up to the DBs.

Caspio: User interface looks like Microsoft Access. Seems pretty powerful. Probably a good choice for a system that non technical users can work with.

Zoho Creator: I have heard this one's powerful and full-featured. It also allows some heavy customization via scripting. I don't really like the user interface, though.

Intuit QuickBase: I haven't looked at this one closely, yet, but I imagine it's pretty powerful, and I know they have a full-featured API. From the makers of QuickBooks.

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Many thanks for these resources. –  jmsmcfrlnd Dec 14 '10 at 22:54
    
Infodome has been discontinued it seems –  Wim Deblauwe Mar 18 at 22:24
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Amazon Relational Database Service ?

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Good idea - I am thinking too heavy-duty, complex and overkill for my needs. voted you up, because question was general. i didn't think of this, but its a great suggestion. –  jmsmcfrlnd Oct 18 '10 at 15:12
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