Seven Things to Look for When Buying Database Software
1. Stability -
R:BASE is a true relational database with referential integrity, multi user and security built in at the engine
It is fast, stable and supports an extensive, object based programming environment
that is faster to develop in than other alternatives in its class. Through system upgrades, network upgrades and
disconnects, R:BASE will continue to function reliably without data corruption or down time.
2. Raw Power - R:BASE's powerful
database engine lets you query large amounts of data that other applications can't. And you're never limited to
menu listings in R:BASE, because you can run customized queries with the R> prompt command. It supports nested
reports and report output in formats such as XML, HTML and Adobe PDF with 128 bit encryption, which puts
it in front of the alternatives.
3. Cost Effectiveness - R:BASE
programmers world wide report the ability to develop and implement large and small applications in a fraction of
the time it would have taken them using more commonly used tools from Visual Basic to Oracle. And with its unique
non-technical interface, R:BASE provides non-programmers the ability to implement effective solutions without being
limited by a spreadsheet, needing to learn Visual Basic, or requiring the services of a trained
4. Security - R:BASE also has some
of the most comprehensive database security features available. SQL GRANT/REVOKE commands allow you to assign
access rights to any database table.
5. Compatibility - R:BASE is ODBC 3
compliant which puts it ahead of its competitors. ODBC 3 compliancy means that R:BASE is an excellent back end for
the front end applications. R:BASE also has unprecedented import/export functionality. R:BASE data can be exported
to 18 different formats including dBase (dbf), Paradox, csv, MS Excel, slk, dif, Lotus 1-2-3, SQL Script, XML, rtf,
LDAP, and others. R:BASE can import data from 9 different formats including dbf, xls, text (fixed field and comma
delimited), Excel, HTML, XML, and Access.
6. Scalability - R:BASE's simple
database development tools allow non-programmers to create simple databases, forms,
and reports with minimal training. The Application Wizard will even allow
non-programmers to wrap the forms and reports into
a menu driven application for one or more co-workers to use. This non-technical
interface makes R:BASE a superior tool for small individual or larger departmental data tracking and reporting
needs. At the same time, R:BASE provides the professional strength programming, security, web, and graphical
interface tools that allow programmers to create solid and secure enterprise applications accessible by large
numbers of users.
7. Network Accessibility - R:BASE
requires no network server file to set up. Use your database over a network without fear of data corruption or data
loss. With features like automatic concurrency control and automatic row level locking, R:BASE protects data in a
network environment even while multiple users edit the same row or record. Accessing R:BASE on the network is as
simple as making a choice from a menu.