Francestown, New Hampshire — October 13, 1997 — OpenBase International,
Ltd. today announced that it is providing a single user version of its
popular OpenBase SQL database FREE on Windows NT and Apple’s next
generation OS, code named Rhapsody. The FREE deployment license, called
OpenBase Lite, allows single user applications to access local databases.
Multi-user OpenBase Network licenses which are 100% compatible with the
free license are available for purchase.
OpenBase is a high performance SQL engine that handles all of the
complexities of data storage and multi-user communication for end-user
applications. Aggressive multi-threading, row level locking, text
searching, change notification and variable record length technology makes
OpenBase a robust database solution.
“Since the data is available via standard SQL it is possible for customers
to integrate shrink-wrapped and vertical market applications,” says Scott
Keith, the Director of OpenBase, “Providing a free deployment license
encourages software developers to collaborate and use the same database
tables. Gone are the days where your accounting system won’t communicate
with your contact manager.”
Sirius Connections, a leading provider of internet services for the San
Francisco area, uses OpenBase for billing and maintaining historical
records on 15,000 customers. “Our whole operation is built on OpenBase
technology, ” says Andreas Glocker, CEO of Sirius Connections, “Automating
our business on OpenBase has made all the difference. It has given us the
“One of our programmers wrote a system using the OpenBase API in less than
a day. Doing the same thing using Oracle OCI’s took more than three, ” says
Kevin Ford, President of ComputerActive located in Ontario Canada,
“OpenBase demonstrates a level of quality and robustness rarely seen in the
“We have used OpenBase for several years and have found it to be a solid
product,” says Geert Clemmensen, Director of FrontLine Software, “OpenBase
is a polished database solution offering security in an affordable
Robert L. Peek, founder of the Peek Financial Group, says, “We have adopted
OpenBase as an enterprise wide solution for our firm. We have found it to
be an industrial strength database with excellent support.”
Some of the companies who use OpenBase include: Adobe Systems, Allegheny
College, AT&T, Canon Systems Globalization, Disney, First National Bank of
Chicago, Peek Financial Group, MCI, P&L Systems, Motorola, Apple Enterprise
Software, LGS-Systems, OneStep Solutions PLC, The Royal Danish Police and
The Sharper Image.
OpenBase Lite and OpenBase Network are available for OpenStep/Mach, Windows
NT and Apple’s next generation OS, code-named Rhapsody.
OpenBase Lite provides a zero administration database interface. An EOF
adaptor is included.
OpenBase Network provides high performance and unparalleled ease of use.
Along with support for the latest object-oriented tools, including
Enterprise Objects Framework and WebObjects, OpenBase Network offers
graphical tools for designing database schemas, managing user access and
viewing database information. ODBC and Java support is available.
OpenBase International, Ltd. is a database server and solutions company
with headquarters in Francestown, New Hampshire. Since 1991, OpenBase
International, Ltd. has sold its database server software to customers in
37 different countries.
OpenBase International Ltd.
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