Of course, you can use the regular SQL browsing tools for your database to interact with the data. Another option is to use console.paraio.org to browse the data inside a Para app. It's a simple web console for CRUD operations on objects.
For example, if my db backend for my_other_application was sqlserver, I could, independently of the app, open up the sqlserver gui and issue some sql commands on the database. Is it possible to do this with para? If so, what is the best way to make queries, inserts, updates, etc to my data?