Corporate Timeline

 

2018

  • RDM 14.1: Focuses on ease of use, portability, and speed. With the new file format, you can develop once and deploy anywhere. Performance is increased by over 50-100% depending on the use case when compared to previous RDM releases. Extended and improved SQL support, snapshots, and geospatial functionality.

2016

  • RDM 14.0: C based database cursors API, SQL PL/SQL Stored procedures support, new portable database file format, smaller and more efficient encoded database, dynamic DDL, redesigned in-memory implementation, numerous performance enhancements.

2013

  • RDM 12.0: Database cursors, New Core data types: date/time/timestamp, decimal and guid, database encryption, selective replication, shared memory transport, Android support + SQL: better optimization statistics, rowid primary/foreign keys, improved order/group by performance.

2012

  • RDM Embedded 11.0: ODBC, JDBC, and ADO.NET support
  • RDM Embedded 11.1: Hash indexes, C++ interface.
  • RDM Server 8.4: Hash indexes, improved JDBC, ADO.NET support.
  • November 12: Raima celebrates its 30th birthday!

2011

  • RDM Embedded 10.1: More complete SQL introduced.

2010

  • RDM Embedded 10.0: Multi-core computer support using Transactional File Servers.
  • Raima management acquires Raima from Birdstep.

2009

  • RDM Server 8.2 & 8.3: SQL enhanced join syntax, triggers, and UNION.

2008

  • RDM Embedded 8.0 : varchar, sparse indexing, in-memory, JNI
  • RDM Embedded 9.0: circular table, mini http server, 64bit data type, VLDB, embeddable DBD, 64bit OS support

2007

  • RDM Server 8.0: one-way, active-passive replication, utility API

2006

  • RDM Server 7.2: database replication.

2005

  • RDM Server 6.0 & 6.1: Enhanced dynamic DDL, SQL import/export of XML data, ADO.NET support on Windows.
  • Steinar Sande becomes Raima CEO.

2004

  • RDM Embedded 7.0: mirroring, XML import/export

2003

  • RDM Server 5.0: 64-bit support for integer types and file access.

2002

  • RDM Server 4.0: Dynamic DDL.

2001

  • RDM 6: Mirroring, Unicode support, plus rudimentary SQL with ODBC interface.
  • Birdstep Technologies acquires Raima from Centura.
  • Velocis name is changed to "RDM Server".
  • RDM is changed to "RDM Embedded".

2000

  • RDM 5.0: fully re-entrant.
  • Open source version of RDM called db.star is introduced.

1999

  • Velocis 3.0: True multi-threading, application link architecture.
  • Raima acquired by Centura Software Corp (maker of SQLBase).
  • Steve Smith retires.

1998

  • Velocis 2.1: JDBC and C++ interfaces added.

1997

  • Velocis 2.0: hot online backup mode
  • RDM 4.5: support for 32 bit systems.

1993

  • Raima Database Server (RDS) version 1 is introduced providing a client/server DBMS with record-level locking and SQL. Multiple platform support for MS-DOS/Novell Netware, OS/2 and Unix. The first full-featured DBMS to support the Microsoft ODBC SQL API as its native SQL API.
  • db_VISTA name is changed to "Raima Data Manager" (RDM).
  • RDS name is changed to "Velocis".

1992

  • db_VISTA 3.21 for MS-Windows 3.0 is released.

1991

  • Raima grants exclusive rights to Ajalon Corp. to port, sell and support db_VISTA III on the Apple Macintosh.
  • Raima is #292 on the 1991 Inc. 500 Index of the fastest growing private companies.
  • Raima Object Manager (ROM) is released for C++.

1990

  • Raima pioneers business relationship with Russia: Seattle Times.
  • Raima is #179 on the 1990 Inc. 500 Index of the fastest growing private companies.
  • Customer contracts initiate development on what will become the Raima Database Server (RDS).

1989

  • Release of MS-Windows 2.0, VAX, and QNX versions of db_VISTA III.

1988

  • db_VISTA III is released utilizing a system-wide lock manager process.
  • db_VISTA 2 renamed to db_FILE and released as lower-end DBMS product.
  • db_REVISE released providing ability to alter a db_VISTA schema and revise existing databases to accommodate the schema changes.
  • Raima acquires Tenon and the Tenon Worksheet C Library (WKS Library 2.0).

1986

  • db_QUERY released providing the first SQL-like query tool for accessing a network-model database.

1985

  • db_VISTA version 2 is released adding a portable, multi-user DBMS with transaction level database consistency.

1984

  • Former Microsoft marketing executive, Steve Smith, joins company to ramp up marketing and sales of the DBMS.
  • Company name changed to "Raima Corporation".
  • db_VISTA version 1 is introduced. A single-user, network-model, royalty-free DBMS for C language applications on MS-DOS and Unix. The first microcomputer DBMS designed exclusively for use with C.

1983

  • Development of the "Vista" DBMS for C on Unix begins.

1982

  • Company founded as "SysJen, Inc." in Renton, Washington USA by former Boeing software engineers Randy Merilatt and Wayne Warren on November 12, 1982 to provide contract software development and consulting services.