CodaServer is built to complement your current infrastructure investments rather than replace them.
It makes use of drivers for each supported RDBMS (currently MySQL with others coming soon) to handle communications with your database. As developers build out their Coda schema, CodaServer builds the corresponding SQL schema in your database system. Once deployed, all of the data actually resides in your database. This makes the data available to all your existing reporting tools and any other applications that need to make use of it.
Moreover, CodaServer maintains a revision history of your schema and manages your development, testing, and production environments internally. To push your code from development to testing or from testing to production is a one-command operation. No more massive script files that need to be run on code push day or "I hope we didn't forget to..." moments.