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May 20, 2021

DBHawk Enjoys Growth in the Cloud

The cloud has become the default deployment option for databases in 2021, giving companies more ways to store their data. This cloud migration is proving to be a boon for DataSparc and its DBHawk tool, which lets users access multiple database from a single location, including Redshift and now Snowflake.

DBHawk was designed to enable customers to query data wherever it sits, whether it’s a relational database or a NoSQL data store, and whether it’s running on prem or in the cloud. With so many new databases popping up in the cloud, the company is seeing demand for its product grow, according to Manish Shah, the founder and CEO of Datasparc.

“Many customers are looking for tools to access databases running on premise and cloud such as AWS RDS, Redshift, and Azure SQL,” Shah tells Datanami. “Besides DBHawk, there is no single tool that works with hybrid infrastructure and provides secure database access via SAML, ADFS, and AD authentication methods.”

Earlier this year, DataSparc became a select technology partner at Amazon Web Services, meaning DBHawk was given AWS’s blessing to access Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) and Amazon Redshift, its hosted data warehousing solution.

The San Diego, California-based company is also now supporting Snowflake, giving its users the capability to query one of the fastest growing cloud-based data warehouses.

In addition to AWS databases and Snowflake, DBHawk supports Cassandra, MongoDB, Oracle’s eponymous database, Microsoft SQL Server, Postgres, MySQL, SAP HANA, Vertica, and Teradata databases, among others.

Currently, the company is developing a new feature that will streamline the configuration of access to databases. Currently, database administrators must do some manual configuration to enable Datasparc users to access selected data sets.

The company wants to use machine learning technology to identify sensitive data sets, such as credit card information, that should be excluded from data access policies. The software will make suggestions to the administrator regarding which pieces of data to avoid, and then the administrator approves or rejects the change.

In addition to protecting sensitive data from Datasparc’s power tool, it will also help customers comply with industry regulations, such as FISMA, FERPA, GDPR, HIPAA, and PCI.

DBHawk is a browser-based tool that’s used for ad hoc reporting, as well as for online SQL editing. Datasparc offers it under an enterprise license, whereby customers run it on their own servers, as well as though a SaaS subscription. For more information, see the company’s website at

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