4D over the years
After being founded in 1984, 4D started its long string of industry “firsts” in 1985 by introducing the first graphical relational database management system on the market.
By 1987, 4D was the first RDBMS to operate in 32-bit, and has since been the first RDBMS to offer:
In the view of some nonprofits, software is often considered an administrative expense – something many boards of directors don't want to pay for. 4D recognizes that challenge and that's why we have continued to donate software and other resources to worthy non-profits, with academic and non-profit/NGO programs in place around the world.
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