In order to receive the full support of our dedicated staff, we highly
recommend using the latest version of R:BASE for numerous reasons:
- All previous registered users can upgrade to the latest version of
our software with a special discount.
- In addition to releasing new versions of the program software,
R:BASE Technologies, Inc. also releases a stream of free software
updates at regular intervals to enrich your computing experience.
- The hundreds of features and enhancements in R:BASE allow DBAs to
be more proactive in database management, allowing clients to have their
databases running smoothly, performing optimally, and backed up reliably.
These enhancements also address new issues that have developed due to the
unprecedented complexity and size of current database environments and the
ever-changing database software demands.
- Your data is important. All upgrades focus on delivering value while
increasing productivity. Concentrate on what your data can do for you,
and how you can improve it with the latest features.
- The upgrade is a lower total cost of licenses compared to other
RDBMS platforms, and you will save time and money by upgrading rather than
trying to re-create your environment in another product. If R:BASE
software has been working for ten years, why would you switch to another
- When upgrading your operating system, more often than not, you are
required to upgrade your software programs as well. The limitations of
R:BASE legacy programs on the latest Windows' operating systems is
crippling because the product was not designed for these environments,
and therefore, the performance will be unpredictable. Although some
users have experienced satisfactory results with a legacy product on a
new PC, another user may not find the same results on another computer
with identical hardware and operating system.
- Incremental upgrades (i.e. version 2.3 to version 2.4) may not offer
major advantages except fixing annoyances or adding minor enhancements.
Major revisions (i.e. 5.0 to 6.0) incorporate significant changes. Don't
wait for too many major revisions to pass before you upgrade, or you
may find yourself using an unsupported version with no easy upgrade path.
If you use version 4.5 but the latest version is 9.1, you're overdue for
- People usually reply, "If it's not broke, don't fix it", which is
understandable in many cases. We just don't want users to blame R:BASE
when they have not upgraded or maintained their database properly. If
you are stranded on the side of the road, can you blame the car company
if you get a flat tire, and yet never replaced the deflated spare? Don't
wait until it's too late!