A Managed Database is a web service that makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient, resizable capacity for an industry-standard relational database and manages common database administration tasks. Used with ODBC, it can provide a central database for desktop dBASE applications anywhere around the world.
Why would you want a managed relational database service?
Centralized data without conversion to web apps! Keep your investment in your dBASE desktop application and put the data on the web - accessible from anywhere with an internet connection.
You can choose the database products you are already familiar with: MySQL, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server.
dBASEHost.com takes over many of the difficult or tedious management tasks of a relational database:
backups, software patching, automatic failure detection, and recovery.
You can have automated backups performed when you need them, or create your own backup.
If you buy a server, you get CPU, memory and storage - all bundled together. With dBASEHost.com, these are split apart so that you can scale them independently. So, for example, if you need more CPU or less storage, you can easily allocate them.