Base One specialized in building high
performance, web-enabled database applications. The company produced its own
line of software developer tools and provided consulting services related to
the development of software-as-a-service applications. Base One's customers
included the U.S. Government and Fortune 500 companies in finance,
insurance, media, and communications. The company held a number of U.S.
patents on its technologies for distributed computing and high-precision
Base One's main offering was an application development framework, a collection of reusable software components for building
enterprise-level database applications.
In 2012, Base One launched a new
online publication, Essential Software Library, a subscription-based collection
of programming tools for Microsoft's .NET platform and Visual Studio, which included full source code.
Essential Software Library introduced a new model of open source - with pay - where independent
contributors to a collective body of work could receive a share of subscription
revenues on the basis of metered subscriber downloads.
Base One was a privately held company, founded
in 1993 and headquartered in New York City, with an outsourcing
subsidiary in Bangalore, India, founded in 1997. Base One's development team
was widely recognized in the IT industry for its work in
database technology, distributed computing, and commercial web back
As a pioneer in rapid application development tools for distributed
processing and large-scale databases, we had the opportunity to
refine our flagship product, the Base One Foundation
Component Library (BFC), over years of continuous production use in real
world applications. The result was that Base One earned a
reputation for exceptionally fault-tolerant,
scalable systems, and
we take pride in having achieved a high level of satisfaction for
customer support, as well as the functionality, reliability, and
ease of use of our software.
Base One products