dBase is a leading provider of business intelligence software products and data management tools.

dBase LLC, a company built on a 25-year foundation of technology and software development excellence, was launched with a vision to create a new generation of business intelligence software products and data management tools that will transform the way small- and medium-sized businesses manage data.

The company dBase was created by a group of investors, experienced technology and business leaders, and former employees of dataBased Intelligence, Inc. (dBI), a privately held company that had been the legal heir to dBASE, the world’s first widely used relational database management system and one of the best-selling software titles of its time.

The new dBase organization will continue to market and support dBI’s product portfolio—dBASE, dQuery and dbEverywhere. In addition to new versions of these products, which will include advanced features and capabilities, dBase will bring to market business intelligence products and other software tools designed to help small- and medium-sized businesses be more productive and market competitive.

The product dBASE was created in 1981 by the founders of Ashton-Tate, a company that grew from a small garage-based team to a multinational corporation recognized among the “Big Three,” including Microsoft and Lotus. In 1991, Ashton-Tate was sold to Borland Software Corporation, which popularized dBASE as the world’s most accepted database standard.

In 1999, dataBased Intelligence were formed to continue development and support of dBASE. Today, dBASE is used by millions of software developers and others in FORTUNE 1000 companies and government agencies worldwide.