NASA Spinoff Database: Database Management System

NASA Center: Johnson Space Center
Public Release Year: 1990
Reference Number: JSC-SO-47
Category: Computer Technology
Origin: Based Upon Program Originally Developed By Boeing for Jsc (rim5)

In 1981 Wayne Erickson founded Microrim, Inc, a company originally focused on marketing a microcomputer version of RIM (Relational Information Manager). Dennis Comfort joined the firm and is now vice president, development. The team developed an advanced spinoff from the NASA system they had originally created, a microcomputer database management system known as R:BASE 4000. Microrim added many enhancements and developed a series of R:BASE products for various environments. R:BASE is now the second largest selling line of microcomputer database management software in the world.

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Page Number in Published book: 97
Manufacturer: MICRORIM, INC.

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