In 1999, the founders of DBassociatesIT created new methodologies for rapid database backup for Microsoft's popular SQL Server platform. The technology is based on high performance, low impact compression technology. These new methodologies were designed into an easy-to-install, easy-to-use and highly cost-effective software package that reduces backup and recovery requirements. The software was designed to mirror the commands for native SQL Server backup, making the learning curve extremely short. The product is called SQL LiteSpeed.