Why Upgrade?

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 database product?
  • 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 7.6 but the latest version is 10.0, you're overdue for an upgrade.
  • 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!