R:BASE Technologies, Inc.

More than 42 years of Continuous Innovations!

On November 13, 1981 (42 years ago), Wayne Erickson and his brother Ron Erickson created a relational database for personal computers and formed MicroRim. RIM was an acronym for Relational Information Management.

The earliest version released by Microrim was called R:BASE 4000 and was released in 1983.

Privately funded and ultimately venture-backed, the MicroRim database products achieved significant market share in the mid-1980s in what was dubbed by some the "database wars" between R:BASE and the market share leader, Ashton-Tate's dBASE. One MicroRim ad stated, "R-way versus D-hard way," a jab at the less relational dBASE architecture. MicroRim adhered to the rules of the father of relational database technology, Edgar F. Codd, and prided itself on the elegance of its code.

In the mid-1980s, when Microsoft did not have its own database, it obtained a license to resell R:BASE in Europe to have a full suite of software products.

With Microsoft's increasing presence and aggressive marketing in the ’90s, the new owners of R:BASE; Abacus Software Products, could not keep up with the competition and had to trim the company in Bellevue, Washington.

On Friday, March 13, 1998, a die-hard and well-known R:BASE Developer, Razzak Memon, received a phone call from the President of Abacus Software to acquire R:BASE intellectual property and continue R: BASE's life. After discussing with his wife Donna and son Rafee (at age 8), putting their life’s savings at risk, Razzak formed R:BASE Technologies in June 1998, starting with R:BASE Version 6.1a.

Ranging from stand-alone applications to small businesses, large corporations, and state and federal agencies, R:BASE has served the needs of our customers around the world and has been pivotal to the success of many developers.

25 years later, here we are!

Millions of copies sold since its introduction

All-in-one, multi-user application development environment

Putting true power into the hands of the everyday business user!

With millions of copies sold since its introduction, the R:BASE family of products is one of the most powerful database management systems available.

R:BASE Technologies adheres to three basic principles in the design of its data management products: high-performance, data integrity, and ease of use. This fundamental approach has kept its flagship product, R:BASE, at the forefront of the industry.

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Powerhouse Database
Powerhouse database management systems

Database-related software products for application development and business use

The ability to develop and implement large and small applications in a fraction of the cost and time

The R:BASE product is designed much like the powerhouse database management systems of the mainframe and mid-range computer world, yet with a focus on putting that kind of power into the hands of the everyday business user. With its all-in-one, multi-user development and deployment environment.

R:BASE is known for stability, adaptability, scalability, compatibility, productivity, cost effectiveness, and raw power.

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Our mission is crucial for both business users & valued customers.

  • Striving for excellence
  • Doing it right the first time
  • Focusing on our valued customers
  • Being the preferred supplier of our products
  • Embracing change and challenging the status quo
  • Continually improving our products, processes, and services
Glimpse of history

Our Accomplishments

2016 - 2023

  • October 2023 - R:BASE 11 Announced!
  • October 2018 - R:BASE X.5 (Version 10.5) Released

2011 - 2015

  • September 2015 - R:BASE X (Version 10.0) Released
  • May 2012 - R:BASE eXtreme 9.5 (32/64) Released
  • February 2011 - R:BASE eXtreme 9.1 (32/64) Released

2006 - 2010

  • May 2010 - R:BASE eXtreme 9.0 (32/64) Released
  • October 2006 - R:BASE 7.6 Released
  • October 2006 - R:BASE Turbo V-8 Released

2000 - 2005

  • October 2005 - R:BASE 7.5 Released
  • March 2004 - R:BASE 7.1 Released
  • June 2002 - R:BASE 7.0 Released
  • February 2000 - R:BASE 6.5 Released


  • November 1998 - R:BASE 6.1a Released
  • June 1998 - R:BASE Technologies, Inc. acquires ownership of R:BASE

Where We Are Going

  • Keep doing what we have been doing for the past 25 years
  • Provide unprecedented support and services for our current products
  • Provide our customers with the tools they need to compete
  • Live up to the highest expectations of our loyal customers
  • Partner with customers who want to go beyond
  • Develop and implement more R:BASE solutions and vertical market applications
  • Continue to clarify our vision for the future
  • Continue to capitalize on our strengths
  • Expand our horizons and R:BASE Development Centers around the world