1. AppleWorks got too old. Apple moved forward with better software2. Bento was Filemaker light. Filemaker Inc, Apple's subsidiary, realized this and went back to basics and focused on Filemaker Pro. 3. Apple uses SQLlite in a lot of its software. It still hasn't lost interest in it.4. Apple won't lose interest in big-iron databases like FoundationDB. They become incorporated into its own infrastructure. Remember that Apple only culls away the old.