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Definition: R:BASE System
A relational DBMS for DOS and Windows from R:BASE Technologies, Inc., Murrysville, PA (www.rbase.com). It provides a complete programming language as well as an application generator for developing programs. Options include Oterro software, which provides connectivity from any ODBC-compliant application to R:BASE, and R:Tango Web Solution Suite, which provides Web connectivity to R:BASE. Introduced in 1981 and originally developed by Microrim of Bellevue, WA, R:BASE was the first DBMS to compete with dBASE II, the leading personal computer DBMS of that era. R:BASE was acquired by R:BASE Technologies in 1998.