Ashton-Tate was a software company that was founded in 1979 and was headquartered in Torrance, California. The company was known for its database management software, particularly its flagship product, dBase, which was a popular database program for personal computers in the 1980s. Ashton-Tate also developed a range of other software products, including word processing and spreadsheet programs. The company was acquired by Borland International in 1991 and is now a subsidiary of Micro Focus International. Ashton-Tate is remembered as one of the pioneers of the personal computer software industry and played a significant role in the development of database management software.